„Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.“

Journal entry (29 January 1922), published in The Journal of Katherine Mansfield (1927)
Kontext: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me.

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neuseeländisch-britische Schriftstellerin 1888 - 1923

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—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Como sólo me preparo para lo que debiera sucederme, no me hallo preparado para lo que me sucede. Nunca.
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„Although always prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it should be postponed.“

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

Quelle: My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930), Chapter 4 (Sandhurst), p. 72.

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„I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that's a good thing.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), First presidential debate (September 26, 2016)

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„I had to prepare the mind of the country, and to educate…our party. … I had to prepare the mind of Parliament and the country on this question of Reform.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Quelle: Speech on Reform Bill of 1867, Edinburgh, Scotland (29 October 1867), quoted in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p. 289.

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„For my part, I regard every death as cruel and premature, that removes one who is preparing some immortal work.“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 5, 4.
Letters, Book V
Original: (la) Mihi autem videtur acerba semper et immatura mors eorum, qui immortale aliquid parant.

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„Alike prepared for all fates, at each breath
assured of triumph and contemning death.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Egualmente apprestato ad ogni sorte,
Si prometta vittoria, e sprezzi morte.
Canto X, stanza 38 (tr. Wickert)
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)

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„It taught that the business of this life was to prepare for death.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

A Thanksgiving Sermon (1897)
Kontext: It taught that the business of this life was to prepare for death. It insisted that a certain belief was necessary to insure salvation, and that all who failed to believe, or doubted in the least would suffer eternal pain. According to the church the natural desires, ambitions and passions of man were all wicked and depraved. To love God, to practice self-denial, to overcome desire, to despise wealth, to hate prosperity, to desert wife and children, to live on roots and berries, to repeat prayers, to wear rags, to live in filth, and drive love from the heart—these, for centuries, were the highest and most perfect virtues, and those who practiced them were saints. The saints did not assist their fellow-men. Their fellow-men assisted them. They did not labor for others. They were beggars—parasites—vermin. They were insane. They followed the teachings of Christ. They took no thought for the morrow. They mutilated their bodies—scarred their flesh and destroyed their minds for the sake of happiness in another world. During the journey of life they kept their eyes on the grave.

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