„What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us — what convictions, what courage, what faith — win or lose.“

Address to the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois. (21 July 1952); published in Speeches of Adlai Stevenson (1952) p. 17
Kontext: What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us — what convictions, what courage, what faith — win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principle can.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Adlai Ewing Stevenson Foto
Adlai Ewing Stevenson1
US-amerikanischer Politiker 1900 - 1965

Ähnliche Zitate

Adlai Stevenson Foto
Nelson Mandela Foto

„What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela on life, 90th Birthday celebration of Walter Sisulu, Walter Sisulu Hall, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa (18 May 2002). Source: From Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations © 2010 by Nelson R. Mandela and The Nelson Mandela Foundation http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/mini-site/selected-quotes
2000s

Jean Paul Sartre Foto

„What is important is not what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980

Bill Nye Foto

„What we want to do is not just less, but do more for less. I want the United States to lead the world in this. The more we mess around with this denial, the more we lose.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, Sandy Fitzgerald, Marsha Blackburn Takes on 'Science Guy' on Climate Change, Newsmax.com, February 16, 2014]

Tom Hiddleston Foto
François de La Rochefoucauld Foto

„What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Ce qui nous donne tant d’aigreur contre ceux qui nous font des finesses, c’est qu’ils croient être plus habiles que nous.
Maxim 350.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

James Patterson Foto

„Iggy: So what are we going to do? lead.“

—  James Patterson American author 1947

Quelle: Maximum Ride The Angel Experiment

Marguerite Yourcenar Foto

„All would have transformed us if we had the courage to be what we are.“

—  Marguerite Yourcenar French writer 1903 - 1987

Tous nous serions transformés si nous avions le courage d'être ce que nous sommes.
Alexis (1929)

Joyce Brothers Foto

„The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.“

—  Joyce Brothers Joyce Brothers 1927 - 2013

As quoted in On Being Blonde: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes (2004) by Paula Munier, p. 70

Alejandro Jodorowsky Foto

„We must be what we are and not what they want us to be.“

—  Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer 1929

Psychomagic: The Transformative Power of Shamanic Psychotherapy (2010)
Kontext: We need to work in a job that we like and always be peaceful people, to do what we like. We must be what we are and not what they want us to be. To love what we love without obligation, without neurotic knots that we cannot untie. To desire what we want and to create what we are capable of making. To live with a certain prosperity, without wasting. But a prosperity for everyone, not a prosperity based on exploiting others. And, of course, it is necessary to become immortals and for this we have to live as if we were immortals thinking that we have a thousand years more to do what we want but without forgetting that in ten seconds we can die.

Prevale Foto

„What we live, makes us what we are.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

Original: Ciò che viviamo, ci rende ciò che siamo.
Quelle: prevale.net

Henry Van Dyke Foto

„A book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think.“

—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988

Quelle: Education of a Wandering Man

John Irving Foto
Henry David Thoreau Foto
Ludwig Wittgenstein Foto

„What should we gain by a definition, as it can only lead us to other undefined terms?“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Quelle: 1930s-1951, The Blue Book (c. 1931–1935; published 1965), p. 26

Jean Vanier Foto

„There is that little compass within each one of us where we know what is right, what is just, what is good, what is true.“

—  Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928 - 2019

The Gift of Living With the Not Gifted http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gift-of-living-with-the-not-gifted-1428103079 Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2015
From interviews and talks

Edward Bernays Foto
Larry Wall Foto

Ähnliche Themen