„Our enemies believed America was weak and materialistic, that we would splinter in fear and selfishness. They were as wrong as they are evil.“

2000s, 2002, State of the Union address (January 2002)
Kontext: During these last few months, I've been humbled and privileged to see the true character of this country in a time of testing. Our enemies believed America was weak and materialistic, that we would splinter in fear and selfishness. They were as wrong as they are evil.

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—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch The Star Beast

Quelle: The Star Beast (1954), Chapter 14, “Destiny? Fiddlesticks!” (p. 219)

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„To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.“

—  Joseph Chilton Pearce American writer 1926 - 2016

Variante: To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.

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„The fear of ill exceeds the evil we fear,
For so our present harms still most annoy us.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

E l' aspettar del male è mal peggiore
Forse, che non parrebbe il mal presente.
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„The enemy in Iraq believes America will run, that's why they're willing to kill innocent civilians, relief workers, coalition troops. America will never run. America will do what is necessary to make our country more secure.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

Speech in Birmingham, Alabama, November 3, 2003 http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2003/11/20031103-7.html http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70914FA35540C778CDDA80994DB404482
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„Peace and love are possible only between equals. The real enemies of peace are those weak people, who, because of their weakness, incite the strong. If we are weak, we commit the sin of disturbing world peace. The real cause of our degradation is our mental weakness.“

—  K. B. Hedgewar Founding leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh 1889 - 1940

Dr. K.B. Hedgewar, Quoted from Talreja, K. M. (2000). Holy Vedas and holy Bible: A comparative study. New Delhi: Rashtriya Chetana Sangathan.

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„Our main enemy is the Great Satan—America and the Zionists.“

—  Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei Iranian politician 1956

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„We shall never go wrong if we do what is opposed to the interests of our enemy.“

—  Wilhelm Liebknecht German socialist politician 1826 - 1900

No Compromise – No Political Trading (1899)
Kontext: We shall never go wrong if we do what is opposed to the interests of our enemy. On the other hand, we shall almost never go right if we do what our enemies applaud. Historical development is a continuous conflict, a conflict of interests, a conflict of races, a conflict of classes. And if friendship does not count even in ordinary business, how much less so in such a conflict. Good-naturedness and sentimentality have no place in politics. They have never won a victory, but have brought unnumbered defeats. Bluecher’s motto, “Always follow the cannon’s roar and throw yourself upon the enemy,” is the best rule also in.

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As most weak persons do;
But still believe that story wrong,
Which ought not to be true!“

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Reported in Nicholas Harris Nicolas, The Carcanet: a Literary Album, Containing Select Passages from the Most Distinguished English Writers (1828), p. 132.

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„Either we sacrifice our national selfishness for the good of humanity, or we sacrifice the good of humanity to our national selfishness.“

—  Frank Buchman Evangelical theologist 1878 - 1961

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„…I say, therefore, that the men who founded Judaism were not impelled by evil, selfish motives, but goaded on by a demoniacal power…“

—  Houston Stewart Chamberlain, buch The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century

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