„Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.“

—  Louisa May Alcott, buch Little Women

Quelle: Little Women

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Louisa May Alcott7
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1832 - 1888

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Linus Pauling Foto

„If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away.“

—  Linus Pauling American scientist 1901 - 1994

As quoted by Francis Crick in his presentation "The Impact of Linus Pauling on Molecular Biology" http://oregonstate.edu/dept/Special_Collections/subpages/ahp/1995symposium/crick.html (1995).

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„Oh! Don't you throw my love away,
I need your loving, I need your loving…“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, Singles and rarities

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„Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr

Misattributed to Confucius since at least 1985; correct origins are dubious, as mentioned in "Choose a Job You Love, and You Will Never Have To Work a Day in Your Life" at QuoteInvestigator.com (2 September 2014) http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/09/02/job-love/: the oldest English-language use of the proverb has been found in Woolfolk, Ann, "Toshiko Takaezu," Princeton Alumni Weekly, Vol. 83(5), 6 October 1982, p. 32: "Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life." (attributed to Arthur Szathmary, who attributes it, in his turn, to an unnamed source).
Misattributed, Not Chinese

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Mike Tyson Foto

„You can set a good example that you don't have to throw blows or be belligerent to get your point across.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966


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Cassandra Clare Foto

„When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away.“

—  Cassandra Clare American author 1973

Quelle: City of Ashes; Clary Fray

Ann-Marie MacDonald Foto

„Hope is a gift. You can't choose to have it. To believe and yet to have no hope is to thirst beside a fountain.“

—  Ann-Marie MacDonald, buch Fall on Your Knees

Variante: To believe and yet to have no hope is to thirst beside a fountain.
Quelle: Fall on Your Knees

Desmond Tutu Foto

„You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.“

—  Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931

Address at his enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town (7 September 1986)

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Margaret Thatcher Foto

„Let me say this, if you want someone weak you don't want me, there are plenty of others to choose from.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Radio Interview for BBC Radio 2 Jimmy Young Programme (26 February 1986) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/106220
Second term as Prime Minister

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