„In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.“
— Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
— Louis Zamperini Italian-American middle distance runner 1917 - 2014
„For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 v.Chr
Variant translations Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting.
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
As quoted in Mayor (1984) by Ed Koch
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Ch. 4 : Love in action, Sct. 3
„When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
didn’t the Creator really do injustice?
With a power to defeat everyone without any battle,
children are busy at play with the most beautiful moments of their life.
Once they grow conscious of it,
those moments will have gone away
never to return to them.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
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„Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
Quote by Antonina Vallentin (1963 ), Picasso, p. 168.
„I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946