„All my people sing of are memories. And so I will remember this death. It will burden me as it does not burden my fellow students - I must not let that change. I must not become like them. I'll remember that every sin, every death, every sacrifice, is for freedom.“

—  Pierce Brown, buch Red Rising

Quelle: Red Rising (2014), Ch. 20: The House Mars

Letzte Aktualisierung 4. Juni 2020. Geschichte
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„I must remember the things I have seen. I must keep them fresh in memory, see them again in my mind's eye, live through them again and again in my thoughts. And most of all, I must make good use of them in tomorrow's life.“

—  Thomas Anthony Dooley III American physician 1927 - 1961

Deliver Us From Evil (1956); recounting Dooley's life-changing experience in 1954, while in the Navy and stationed in Vietnam evacuating anti-Communist refugees, observing the misery of the people.

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„Show me what I have to do,
Every hour my strength renew;
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me die Thy people's death.“

—  John Newton Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer 1725 - 1807

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 266.

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„I want you to shake the hands of every Minister in the Provisional Government ( Irish Free State )who's responsible for my death. I forgive them and so must you, Erskine. The second will apply if ever you go into Irish politics. You must not speak of my execution in public.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers Irish nationalist and author 1870 - 1922

Robert Erskine's last jail cell words to his son, also named Erskine, in November 1922. His son would become President of Ireland 52 years later. Cited in " The Riddle of Erskine Childers " By Andrew Boyle, Hutchinson, London (1977), pg. 320.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

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„If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.“

—  Edith Hamilton American teacher and writer 1867 - 1963

The Echo of Greece (1957)
Kontext: What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business, possessed of great wealth, in which all citizens had a right to share... Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result... If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.

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„Here one must leave behind all hesitation;
here every cowardice must meet its death.“

—  Dante Alighieri, buch Dantes Inferno

Canto III, lines 14–15 (tr. Mandelbaum).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno

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„But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845

Farewell Address, (4 March 1837), recalling what, by then, had reached the status of a proverb.
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„I will remember you;
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by;
Weep not for the memories.“

—  Sarah McLachlan Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter 1968

I Will Remember You, written by Sarah McLachlan, Séamus Egan and Dave Merenda
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„In spite of so many stubborn lies, at every moment, at every opportunity, the truth comes to light, the truth of life and death, of my solitude and my bond with the world, of my freedom and my servitude, of the insignificance and the sovereign importance of each man and all men.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir, buch The Ethics of Ambiguity

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The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947)
Kontext: In spite of so many stubborn lies, at every moment, at every opportunity, the truth comes to light, the truth of life and death, of my solitude and my bond with the world, of my freedom and my servitude, of the insignificance and the sovereign importance of each man and all men. There was Stalingrad and there was Buchenwald, and neither of the two wipes out the other. Since we do not succeed in fleeing it, let us therefore try to look the truth in the face. Let us try to assume our fundamental ambiguity. It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our life that we must draw our strength to live and our reason for acting [C'est dans la connaissance des conditions authentiques de notre vie qu'il nous faut puiser la force de vivre et des raisons d'agir].

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„Stay with me to-night; you must see me die. I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay?“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

Spoken on his deathbed to his sister-in-law, Sophie Weber (5 December 1791), from Mozart: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words by Friedrich Kerst, trans. Henry Edward Krehbiel (1906)
Variante: The taste of death is on my tongue, I feel something that is not from this world (Der Geschmack des Todes ist auf meiner Zunge, ich fühle etwas, das nicht von dieser Welt ist).

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„[W]e must never allow the future to collapse under the burden of memory.“

—  Milan Kundera, buch The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

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