„They are trying to make an elder statesmen of me, but they will never succeed.“

Mr. Citizen, Harry Truman (1960)
Kontext: Student: Some people suggest that you are getting mellowed and less militant. Is that so?
Truman: Not in the slightest degree. They are trying to make an elder statesmen of me, but they will never succeed.

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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„If at Last You Do Succeed, Never Try Again.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch "—All You Zombies—"

"—All You Zombies—" (1958)

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„Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

„Making art, any art, you are in some way trying to imitate life, and the ways in which that succeeds or fails is fascinating to me…“

—  Naomi Iizuka American dramatist 1965

On art versus life in “Berkeley world premiere for Naomi Iizuka play” https://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Berkeley-world-premiere-for-Naomi-Iizuka-play-3271229.php in SF Gate (2010 Mar 4)

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„Either don't try at all or make damned sure you succeed.“

—  Ovid, buch Ars amatoria

Book I, line 389 (tr. James Michie)
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Original: (la) Aut non rem temptes aut perfice.

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„Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2009, A New Beginning (June 2009)
Kontext: Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them. And we will welcome all elected, peaceful governments - provided they govern with respect for all their people.
This last point is important because there are some who advocate for democracy only when they are out of power; once in power, they are ruthless in suppressing the rights of others. No matter where it takes hold, government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power: you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party. Without these ingredients, elections alone do not make true democracy.

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„The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

The Magician's Nephew (1955), Ch. 10: The First Joke and Other Matters
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„Do not try to live for ever. You will not succeed.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

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1910s, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911)

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„When I was a little boy I used to repeat: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."“

—  Neville Chamberlain Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1869 - 1940

That is what I am doing. When I come back I hope I may be able to say, as Hotspur said in Henry IV, "Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety."

Speech at Heston Airport before his flight to Munich to meet Hitler (29 September 1938), quoted in The Times (30 September 1938), p. 12
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„Violence will not address the grievances of the Egyptian people. And suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2011, Remarks on Egyptian protests (January 2011)
Kontext: When President Mubarak addressed the Egyptian people tonight, he pledged a better democracy and greater economic opportunity.  I just spoke to him after his speech and I told him he has a responsibility to give meaning to those words, to take concrete steps and actions that deliver on that promise.
Violence will not address the grievances of the Egyptian people. And suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. What’s needed right now are concrete steps that advance the rights of the Egyptian people:  a meaningful dialogue between the government and its citizens, and a path of political change that leads to a future of greater freedom and greater opportunity and justice for the Egyptian people.

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Citát „Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.“
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„If we fail, let us try again and again until we succeed.“

—  Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914

As a response to Prime Minister Gladstone's criticism of Chamberlain's "Radical Programme," from a Speech at Warrington, cited in "Great Issues in Western Civilization, Volume II" (Donald Kagan, 1992), pg. 419.
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