„“It is a mistake,” he said, “to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends. What the public wants is their own individual comfort. We know that well enough from our experience in the environmental crisis of the twentieth century.”“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
Section 1, Chapter 7, p. 56; the book is set in the year 2100.
„We speak for millions of reasoning people fighting to preserve our environment from greed and from stupidity.“
— Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015
„This is an existential conflict. It is the kind of conflict that's going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years. We have to prevail and we have to have the stomach for the fight long term.“
— Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941
On Fox News Sunday http://web.archive.org/web/20070114221322/http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/14/US.iraq.ap/index.html responding to the opposition against sending 21,500 more troops to Iraq (January 14, 2007)
„We the Chinese nation have the spirit to fight the enemy to the last drop of our blood, the determination to recover our lost territory by our own efforts, and the ability to stand on our own feet in the family of nations.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
“On Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism” (December 27, 1935)
„It was like fighting a billy-goat, butt and run. I was saved by the jab. No jab and we would have lost it.“
— George Foreman a retired American professional boxer, ordained Baptist minister, author and entrepreneur 1949
After fighting Axel Schulz in 1995. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,1053352,00.html
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Context: Lacking the military strength to challenge us directly, the terrorists have chosen the weapon of fear. When they murder children at a school in Beslan or blow up commuters in London or behead a bound captive the terrorists hope these horrors will break our will, allowing the violent to inherit the earth. But they have miscalculated: We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep it.
— Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011
Audiotape aired on Al-Jazeera (18 October 2003) http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/world/0302/timeline.bin.laden.audio/content.13.html.
„Suddenly summoned to witness something great and horrendous, we keep fighting not to reduce it to our own smallness.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
„Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Speech to the Los Angeles Town Club, Los Angeles, California (11 September 1952); Speeches of Adlai Stevenson (1952), p. 31
„To fight a war, you must believe it can accomplish something. We fight this one to save John’s kingdom, or perhaps even to save all of mankind… but isn’t that what we always think? That all wars are useless—except the one we’re fighting now?“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Chapter 13, “The Fallen Sun” (p. 314).
„Yet I also appreciate that we cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well—for we will not fight to save what we do not love (but only appreciate in some abstract sense). So let them all continue—the films, the books, the television programs, the zoos, the little half acre of ecological preserve in any community, the primary school lessons, the museum demonstrations, even […] the 6:00 A. M. bird walks. Let them continue and expand because we must have visceral contact in order to love. We really must make room for nature in our hearts.“
— Stephen Jay Gould American evolutionary biologist 1941 - 2002
"Unenchanted Evening", p. 40
— Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014
NPR: Weekend Edition (2 July 2005)
„The U. S. government is crushing liberty at nearly every turn. Our Constitutional rights are under attack like never before and we must fight back.“
— Ted Cruz American politician 1970
On Facebook September 29, 2015
„We may lose the vote today, and the result may deal this party a grave blow. It may not be possible to prevent it, but there are some of us, I think many of us, who will not accept that this blow need be mortal: who will not believe that such an end is inevitable. There are some of us who will fight, and fight, and fight again, to save the party we love. We will fight, and fight, and fight again, to bring back sanity and honesty and dignity, so that our party – with its great past – may retain its glory and its greatness.“
— Hugh Gaitskell British politician 1906 - 1963
Speaking at Labour Party conference, 5 October 1960, in opposition to a motion endorsing unilateral nuclear disarmament.