„There are times when you get hit upon, Try hard but you cannot give. Other times you'd gladly part, With what you need to live“

—  Robert Hunter, Built to Last (1989), "Built to Last"
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1980s, Interview with Inc. Magazine for its "The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award" (1 April 1989) http://www.inc.com/magazine/19890401/5602.html

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Sure and what's your duty? What I said I'd do. And all the other things you said you'd do?“

—  Ernest Hemingway, buch Islands in the Stream
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