„Oh, had I received the education I desired, had I been bred to the profession of the law, I might have been a useful member of society, and instead of myself and my property being taken care of, I might have been a protector of the helpless, a pleader for the poor and unfortunate.“

As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, by Gerda Lerner, ch.5 (1969).

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Sarah Grimké
US-amerikanische Abolitionistin, Schriftstellerin und Bürge… 1792 - 1873

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„I have not had your advantages, gentlemen. What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.“

—  Horatio Bottomley English financier, journalist, editor, newspaper proprietor, swindler, and Member of Parliament 1860 - 1933

Speaking at the Oxford Union, December 2, 1920; quoted in Beverley Nichols 25: Being a Young Man's Candid Recollections of his Elders and Betters (London, 1926), ch. 7, p. 69.
Sometimes said to have been the first usage of this now ubiquitous cliché, though in fact the phrase university of life had been in use for many years. Some early instances:
"The disciplined minds that go from [their university's] walls will be its jewels…It will worthily introduce them to the University of Life." ~ The New Englander and Yale Review (February 1853), p. 70.
"The late Professor Greenleaf…who, not born to affluence, and not bred up to scholarly studies, achieved an honorable scholarship in the university of life". ~ Cornelius Conway Felton An Address Delivered before the Association of the Alumni of Harvard College, July 20, 1854 (Cambridge, Mass., 1854), p. 7.
"But God be thanked…for the university of life where we may acquire, at the same time that we put in practice, the rules which are to fit us for, and conduct us through the eternities." Elizabeth D. Livermore Zoë (Cincinnati, 1855), p. 14.
"When our men go into the great university of life…there are few, indeed, who have practical reason to regret that so many years were spent in the severe but salutary discipline imposed by the University of Dublin." ~ The Dublin University Magazine (April 1858), p. 419.

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„I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
Not what you'd think
And if I'm being honest
It might have been a nightmare
To anyone who might care“

—  Billie Eilish American singer-songwriter 2001

"everything i wanted" · First live performance, Mexico City (12 December 2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgdG91aCsPU
Singles (2017 - )

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„If I had known what it would be like to have it all… I might have been willing to settle for less.“

—  Jane Wagner Playwright, actress 1935

"Lyn"
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1985)

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„If I had known what it would be like to have it all… I might have been willing to settle for less.“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

As "Lyn"
Contributions of Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1985)

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„Had I left those images hidden in the emotions, I might have been torn to pieces by them.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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„If my poor maman had still been alive, I would never have tried“

—  Christian Dior French fashion designer 1905 - 1957

After his applauded success at the "House of Dior" on Avenue Montaigne, in Paris", p. 41
Quelle: Marie France Pochna [ Christian Dior: The Man who Made the World Look New http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ffkK4dy00SoC&pg=PA170-IA16, Arcade Publishing, 1996

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„Well another man might have been angry,
And another man might have been hurt,
But another man never would have let her go…
I stashed the bill in my shirt.“

—  Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981

Taxi
Song lyrics, Heads & Tales (1972)
Kontext: There was not much more for us to talk about,
Whatever we had once was gone.
So I turned my cab into the driveway,
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns.
And she said we must get together,
But I knew it'd never be arranged.
And she handed me twenty dollars,
For a two fifty fare, she said
"Harry, keep the change."
Well another man might have been angry,
And another man might have been hurt,
But another man never would have let her go...
I stashed the bill in my shirt.

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„I might have been your happiness, and became your misfortune.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, buch Without Dogma

Rome, 5 December
Without Dogma (1891)
Kontext: I might have been your happiness, and became your misfortune. I am the cause of your death, for if I had been a different man, if I had not been wanting in all principles, all foundations of life, there would not have come upon you the shocks that killed you.

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