„Our great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.“

"Postscript to the News", broadcast on BBC radio, June 5, 1940; published in The Listener, June 13, 1940.

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John Boynton Priestley
englischer Schriftsteller 1894 - 1984

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„No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.“

—  Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948

Quotes, Concession speech (2000)
Kontext: I've seen America in this campaign, and I like what I see. It's worth fighting for and that's a fight I'll never stop. As for the battle that ends tonight, I do believe, as my father once said, that "No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out."

Jimmy Carter Foto

„Ladies and gentlemen: War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Post-Presidency, Nobel lecture (2002)
Quelle: The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

Joel Osteen Foto

„We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.“

—  Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963

Quelle: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

William James Foto

„The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

1900s, The Moral Equivalent of War (1906)
Kontext: The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party. The military feelings are too deeply grounded to abdicate their place among our ideals until better substitutes are offered than the glory and shame that come to nations as well as to individuals from the ups and downs of politics and the vicissitudes of trade.

Ben Carson Foto

„When we have done our best, we also have to learn that we still need to rely on God. Our best – no matter how good – is incomplete if we leave God out of the picture.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Quelle: Think Big (1996), p. 146

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„I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderable city to glory and greatness.“

—  Themistocles Athenian statesman -524 - -459 v.Chr

As quoted by Plutarch, in Lives as translated by J. Langhorne and W. Langhorne (1836), p. 84 http://books.google.com/books?id=UFROAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA84
Variant translation: 'Tis true, I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute, but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderate city to glory and greatness.
Plutarch's Themistocles, 2:3 http://data.perseus.org/citations/urn:cts:greekLit:tlg0007.tlg010.perseus-eng1:2 "...tuning the lyre and handling the harp were no accomplishments of his, but rather taking in hand a city that was small and inglorious and making it glorious and great" "...λύραν μὲν ἁρμόσασθαι καὶ μεταχειρίσασθαι ψαλτήριον οὐκ ἐπίσταται, πόλιν δὲ μικρὰν καὶ ἄδοξον παραλαβὼν ἔνδοξον καὶ μεγάλην ἀπεργάσασθαι." (at Perseus Project)

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„It is the great glory of the quest for human knowledge that, while making some small contribution to that quest, we can also continue to learn and to take pleasure in learning.“

—  William Alfred Fowler American nuclear physicist 1911 - 1995

William A. Fowler's speech at the Nobel Banquet http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1983/fowler-speech.html, December 10, 1983.

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Jimmy Carter Foto

„We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

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„When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.“

—  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie (1997)

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„We want to learn from the west about science and technology and how to manage the economy, but this must be combined with specific conditions here. That's how we have made great progress in the last twenty years.“

—  Jiang Zemin former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 1926

As quoted in "Jiang Zemin Talks With Wallace" https://web.archive.org/web/20140306052558/http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jiang-zemin-talks-with-wallace/ (August 2000), CBS.
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„Much learning shows how little mortals know;
Much wealth, how little worldlings can enjoy.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Quelle: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night VI, Line 519.

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