„As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time. Since the Iraq conflict began, the Army has been pressing ahead to produce the armor necessary at a rate that they believe -- it's a greatly expanded rate from what existed previously, but a rate that they believe is the rate that is all that can be accomplished at this moment.“

[Troops put Rumsfeld in the hot seat, http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/08/rumsfeld.kuwait/index.html, 2006-04-07, 2004-12-08, CNN]
Responding to the question "Now why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up armor our vehicles, and why don't we have those resources readily available to us?"
2000s

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Donald Rumsfeld5
US-amerikanischer Politiker 1932

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Sam Manekshaw Foto

„You know I have no political ambitions. My job is to command my army and see that it is kept as a first rate instrument. Your job is to look after the country.“

—  Sam Manekshaw First Field marshal of the Indian Army 1914 - 2008

This was a reply he gave when Indira Gandhi called him to her chamber and confronted him with the question Are you trying to take over from me? [Jayakar, Pupul Jayakar, Indira Gandhi: A Biography, http://books.google.com/books?id=gm5JGkb2rhkC&pg=PA512, 27 November 1997, Penguin Books India, 978-0-14-011462-1, 215]

Donald J. Trump Foto

„That’s why your ratings are so bad because you’re pathetic. Go ahead. Let’s go. Your ratings are terrible. You got to get back to real news. Go ahead.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

Trump interrupting a reporter who started a question with "The first of the month is next week ... " White House coronavirus task force briefing (April 19, 2020), Donald Trump Coronavirus Press Conference Transcript April 19 https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-coronavirus-press-conference-transcript-april-19
2020s, 2020, April

Cory Doctorow Foto

„If you want to double your success rate, triple your failure rate.“

—  Cory Doctorow, buch Pirate Cinema

Pirate Cinema
Variante: you want to double your success rate, triple your failure rate.

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„You sing them better than anybody. I don't want to be a second-rate example of you. I want to be a first-rate example of myself.“

—  Liza Minnelli American actress and singer 1946

Liza Minelli, as quoted in "Liza Minelli 'Never Felt Better' Despite Tabloids' Whispers" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rmRGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6ugMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3577%2C2269544 by Douglas J. Rowe, in TV Plus: The Schenectady Sunday Gazette Supplement (June 9, 1996), p. 4
Kontext: It really scared me to do what Mom did because I never did anything that she did. I promised her that I would never sing her songs, and I kept my promise. "You sing them better than anybody. I don't want to be a second-rate example of you. I want to be a first-rate example of myself."

Leó Szilárd Foto

„Science is progressing at such a rapid rate that when you make a prediction and think you are ahead of your time by 100 years you may be ahead of your time by 10 at most.“

—  Leó Szilárd Physicist and biologist 1898 - 1964

As quoted in "Some Szilardisms on War, Fame, Peace", LIFE‎ magazine, Vol. 51, no. 9 (1 September 1961), p. 79

Doris Lessing Foto

„What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.“

—  Doris Lessing, buch The Golden Notebook

Anna Wulf, in "Free Women: 2"<!-- 255 -->
Quelle: The Golden Notebook (1962)
Kontext: It seems to me like this. It's not a terrible thing — I mean, it may be terrible, but it's not damaging, it's not poisoning, to do without something one really wants. It's not bad to say: My work is not what I really want, I'm capable of doing something bigger. Or I'm a person who needs love, and I'm doing without it. What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.

„I went into the British Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I believe now that if you prepare thoroughly and efficiently for war, you get war.“

—  Frederick B. Maurice British Army general and historian 1871 - 1951

Speaking in Carnegie Hall, New York City, on 4 April 1919.

Kontext: As a soldier who has spent a quarter of his life in the study of the science of arms, let me tell you I went into the British Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I believe now that if you prepare thoroughly and efficiently for war, you get war.

Tom Watson Foto

„If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.“

—  Tom Watson American businessman 1874 - 1956

Attributed to Watson in: Roger von Oech (1982), A Whack on the Side of the Head and Industrial participation (1987) Nr 594-603. p. 262.

Rick Santorum Foto

„I don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. It doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates.“

—  Rick Santorum American politician 1958

2012-03-20
Santorum: "I don't care" about unemployment rate
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-campaign-santorum-joblessbre82j0nb-20120320,0,7898443.story
2012-03-20
http://web.archive.org/web/20120322201518/http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-campaign-santorum-joblessbre82j0nb-20120320,0,7898443.story
2012-03-22

Liza Minnelli Foto

„My mother once told me never be a second-rate version of somebody else when you can be a first-rate version of yourself.“

—  Liza Minnelli American actress and singer 1946

"[G]racefully handl[ing] audience demands for 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,'" as quoted in "Coy Minnelli wows spirited audience; UM announces MCA construction" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LQY1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=QE8KAAAAIBAJ&pg=3215%2C676019 by Alicia Amstead, in The Bangor Daily News (September 18, 2006), p. A10

Douglas Adams Foto

„You live and learn. At any rate, you live.“

—  Douglas Adams, buch Mostly Harmless

Quelle: Mostly Harmless

John McCain Foto

„I'm glad whenever they cut interest rates, I wish interest rates were zero.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

Republican presidential debate http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21221689/ (9 October 2007)
2000s, 2007

Thomas J. Sargent Foto

„Q: “Professor Sargent, can you tell me what CD rates will be in two years?”“

—  Thomas J. Sargent American economist 1943

Sargent: “No.”
Thomas J. Sargent in: Ally Bank TV Spot, 'Predictions' Featuring Thomas Sargent http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Lj9/ally-bank-predictions-featuring-thomas-sargent.

Anna Quindlen Foto

„You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.“

—  Anna Quindlen journalist, Novelist 1952

Quelle: A Short Guide to a Happy Life

André Weil Foto

„First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.“

—  André Weil French mathematician 1906 - 1998

As quoted in Comic Sections (Dublin 1993) by D MacHale

Donald J. Trump Foto

„As a soldier who has spent a quarter of his life in the study of the science of arms, let me tell you I went into the British Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I believe now that if you prepare thoroughly and efficiently for war, you get war.“

—  Frederick B. Maurice British Army general and historian 1871 - 1951

Speaking in Carnegie Hall, New York City, on 4 April 1919.
[New York Times, 5 April 1919, 13, Maurice Criticises Peace Conferees, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B00E6DC1E3BEE3ABC4D53DFB2668382609EDE]

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