„still hope leads men to venture; and no one ever yet put himself in peril without the inward conviction that he would succeed in his design.“

—  Thúkýdidés, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book III, 3.45-[1]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book III

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„To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action when there is more reason to fear than to hope. 'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Sancho to Don Quixote, in Ch. 9, Peter Anthony Motteux translation (1701).
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—  Muhammad Ali Jinnah Founder and 1st Governor General of Pakistan 1876 - 1948

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Kontext: I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

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—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

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—  Matthew Stover, buch Blade of Tyshalle

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Kontext: He had no idea what he should do now. Without destiny to guide him, he was lost in a vast, whistling darkness. Any direction he might choose was purely abitary; it would make no more sense, offer no more hope, than would sitting still. Which offered neither sense nor hope at all.

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—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

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