„The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.“

United Nations Bulletin Vol. XVI, No. 4 (15 February 1954)

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schwedischer Politiker, UN-Generalsekretär 1905 - 1961

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„While we shall never weary in the defense of freedom, neither shall we ever abandon the pursuit of peace.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1963, Third State of the Union Address

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux Foto

„Real knowledge never promoted either turbulence or unbelief; but its progress is the forerunner of liberality and enlightened toleration.“

—  Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux English barrister, politician, and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain 1778 - 1868

Quote reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) p. 366.

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„The ugliness of the ideological lies in its legitimating the pursuit of the trivial.“

—  John Carroll Australian professor and author 1944

Quelle: Break-Out from the Crystal Palace (1974), p. 92

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„Much as we don’t condone impunity, if pursuit for justice was in conflict with pursuit for peace, peace must prevail.“

—  Bernard Membe Tanzanian politician 1953

On Sudanese President Omar al Bashir's international arrest warrant. Sudan’s Bashir ‘cancelled visit to Tanzania’ http://thecitizen.co.tz/news/2-international-news/17958-sudans-bashir-cancelled-visit-to-tanzania

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„War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed circumstances … that no human wisdom can calculate the end.“

—  Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809

Prospects on the Rubicon http://books.google.com/books?id=PN9bAAAAQAAJ&q=%22War+involves+in+its+progress+such+a+train+of+unforseen+and+unsupposed+circumstances%22+%22that+no+human+wisdom+can+calculate+the+end%22&pg=PA5#v=onepage (1787).

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„Every serious novel is, beyond its immediate thematic preoccupations, a discussion of the craft, a conquest of the form, a conflict with its difficulties and a pursuit of its felicities and beauty.“

—  Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994

"Society, Morality and the Novel" (1957), in The Collected Essays, ed. John F. Callahan (New York: Modern Library, 1995), p. 699.

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„This theatre is your theatre. You are responsible for its creation and its progress.“

—  Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985

the bottom of an original program for the 1936 WPA presentation of Voodoo MacBeth http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fedtp/ftsmth00.html|at.

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„The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.“

—  Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Widely attributed to Gandhi, sometimes citing Ramachandra Krishna Prabhu, The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism (1959). (Cf. Ralph Keyes, The Quote Verifier (2006), p. 74.) However, it is not found in that essay http://www.mkgandhi.org/ebks/moralbasis_vegetarianism.pdf nor in any of Gandhi's Complete works. http://animalsmattertogod.com/2013/09/13/mahatma-gandhi-hoax-quote-greatness-of-a-nation-and-its-moral-progress-can-be-judged-by-the-way-that-its-animals-are-treated/
The original quote seems to be by David Strauss, The Old Faith and the New (Der alte und der neue Glaube, 1872, trans. by M. Blind, New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1873), vol. II, ch. 71, p. 59 https://archive.org/stream/oldfaithnewconfe01stra#page/59/mode/2up: The manner in which a nation in the aggregate treats animals, is one chief measure of its real civilization.
Similar quotes, not attributed to Gandhi, are found throughout the twentieth century: e.g. The great actress, Mrs Fiske, once said to me, "The civilization of any country can be told by the way it treats its animals" (Zoe Berkeley, "Zoe Berkeley's Corner", Salinas Index-Journal, 1933-07-01, p. 8).
Attributed to Gandhi since at least 1980: The seal hunt truly is Canada's shame and we would do well to think of the words of Gandhi when he said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" (Doris Potter, Letter to the editor, The Gazette (Montreal), 1980-03-18, p. 8).

„I still think its probably the most evil of all pursuits.“

—  James Jones American author 1921 - 1977

On war.
Don Swaim interview (1975)
Kontext: I still think its probably the most evil of all pursuits.... the thing is when you're getting shot at you don't think so much about who's right and who's wrong or who's good and who's and bad... one of the first things they told you was "Forget about patriotism. That's not how you win a war. You win a war by being a vicious, merciless, mean, son-of-a-bitch." And, they try to infuse that in everybody, and I think rightly so.

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„Every mental pursuit takes its reality and worth from the ardour of the pursuer.“

—  John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821

Letter to Benjamin Bailey (March 13, 1818)
Letters (1817–1820)

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„Science is susceptible of infinite progress. But how can science be susceptible of infinite progress if its object does not have an inner infinity?“

—  Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973

"Why We Remain Jews" (1962)
Kontext: Science, as the positivist understands it, is susceptible of infinite progress. That you learn in every elementary school today, I believe. Every result of science is provisional and subject to future revision, and this will never change. In other words, fifty thousand years from now there will still be results entirely different from those now, but still subject to revision. Science is susceptible of infinite progress. But how can science be susceptible of infinite progress if its object does not have an inner infinity? The belief admitted by all believers in science today — that science is by its nature essentially progressive, and eternally progressive — implies, without saying it, that being is mysterious. And here is the point where the two lines I have tried to trace do not meet exactly, but where they come within hailing distance. And, I believe, to expect more in a general way, of people in general, would be unreasonable.

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„We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, How Long, Not Long (1965)
Kontext: I must admit to you that there are still jail cells waiting for us, and dark and difficult moments. But if we will go on with the faith that nonviolence and its power can transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows, we will be able to change all of these conditions. And so I plead with you this afternoon as we go ahead: remain committed to nonviolence. Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding. We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. That will be the day of man as man.

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