„But defeat is not the end, it is only a gate or a beginning.“

Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Karma
Kontext: If thou think defeat is the end of thee, then go not forth to fight, even though thou be the stronger. For Fate is not purchased by any man nor is Power bound over to her possessors. But defeat is not the end, it is only a gate or a beginning.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Aurobindo Ghose Foto
Aurobindo Ghose1
indischer Politiker, Philosoph, Yoga-Meister und Guru 1872 - 1950

Ähnliche Zitate

Corrie ten Boom Foto

„If the Gospels were truly the pattern of God’s activity, then defeat was only the beginning.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

Quelle: The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

Alison Croggon Foto
George W. Bush Foto

„Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.“

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

2000s, 2001, Freedom and Fear Are at War (September 2001)

Ben Carson Foto

„Only God knows the beginning and the end.“

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

Quelle: Think Big (1996), p. 122

Federico Fellini Foto

„There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.“

—  Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993

Fellini on Fellini (1976) edited by Anna Keel and Christian Strich; translated by Isabel Quigly.
Variante: There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.

Oscar Wilde Foto

„Art only begins where Imitation ends.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch De Profundis

Quelle: De Profundis

Robert Frost Foto

„For things that don’t exist; I mean beginnings.
Ends and beginnings—there are no such things.
There are only middles.“

—  Robert Frost, buch Mountain Interval

Mountain Interval (1920), 5. In the Home Stretch, Line 187-192
General sources
Kontext: “My dear,
It’s who first thought the thought. You’re searching, Joe,
For things that don’t exist; I mean beginnings.
Ends and beginnings—there are no such things.
There are only middles.

Albert Camus Foto

„The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.“

—  Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960

Review of Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, published in the newspaper Alger Républicain (20 October 1938), p. 5; also quoted in Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd (2002) by Avi Sagi, p. 43
Kontext: It is the failing of a certain literature to believe that life is tragic because it is wretched.
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would be almost easy to live. And M. Sartre's hero does not perhaps give us the real meaning of his anguish when he insists on those aspects of man he finds repugnant, instead of basing his reasons for despair on certain of man's signs of greatness.
The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

Robert Browning Foto

„Womanliness means only motherhood;
All love begins and ends there.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

The Inn Album (1875).

Salman al-Ouda Foto
John Irving Foto

„You only grow by coming to the end of something and by beginning something else.“

—  John Irving, buch Garp und wie er die Welt sah

Quelle: The World According to Garp

„You have conquered only the enchantments of evil. That was the easiest of your tasks, only a beginning, not an ending.“

—  Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain

Quelle: The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book V : The High King (1968), Chapter 21
Kontext: “Dyrnwyn is yours,” Gwydion said, “as it was meant to be.”
“Yet Arawn is slain,” Taran replied. “Evil is conquered and the blade’s work done.”
“Evil conquered?” said Gwydion. “You have learned much, but learn this last and hardest of lessons. You have conquered only the enchantments of evil. That was the easiest of your tasks, only a beginning, not an ending. Do you believe evil itself so quickly overcome? Not so long as men still hate and slay each other, when greed and anger goad them. Against these even a flaming sword cannot prevail, but only that portion of good in all men’s hearts whose flame can never be quenched.

Winston S. Churchill Foto

„Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

speech at Lord Mayor’s Luncheon, Mansion House, London, November 10, 1942 : ( partial text http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/EndoBegn.html)
Referring to the British victory over the German Afrika Korps at the Second Battle of El Alamein in Egypt.
The Second World War (1939–1945)
Variante: This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.
Quelle: Their Finest Hour

Paracelsus Foto

„What maintains the marriage and what is it? Only the knowledge of the hearts, that is its beginning and end.“

—  Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541

Paracelsus - Doctor of our Time (1992)

Gough Whitlam Foto

„When we are rejected in the world, we will recover only as we begin to realize that we must hold on to our sense of who we are and not be defeated by outside evaluations.“

—  Rose Marie Toussaint

Dr. Rose Marie Toussaint http://haiti.org/dt_team/dr-rose-marie-toussaint/, Pearls of Excellence Exhibit, Haitian Embassy

Guillaume de Machaut Foto

„My end is my beginning, and my beginning my end.“

—  Guillaume de Machaut French poet and composer 1300 - 1377

Ma fin est mon commencement
Et mon commencement ma fin.
"Ma fin est mon commencement", line 1; translation from Donald N. Ferguson A History of Musical Thought (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1935] 1948) p. 94.

Christopher Paolini Foto

Ähnliche Themen