„It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. “

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John Marks Templeton
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„Be nice to people – all people – even when you don't have to be. Everybody is important.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
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„A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war. Now this war is not at all a nice war.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
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„The important thing, once you have enough to eat and a nice house, is what you can do for others, what you can contribute to the enterprise as a whole.“

—  Donald Ervin Knuth American computer scientist 1938
Jack Woehr. An interview with Donald Knuth http://www.drdobbs.com/an-interview-with-donald-knuth/184409858. Dr. Dobb's Journal, pages 16-22 (April 1996)

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„No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean“

—  Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician 1948
Billion Dollar Babies (1973), Context: I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing 'Til they got a hold of me. I opened doors for little old ladies, I helped the blind to see. I got no friends 'cause they read the papers. They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down And I'm feeling mean. No more Mister Nice Guy, No more Mister Clean, No more Mister Nice Guy, They say he's sick, he's obscene. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (co-written with Michael Owen Bruce) - Full lyrics online http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3596 - YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZnhuOEUFXA.

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„Sure, some people are nice. Real nice. Nice like carpets so you can walk all over them.“

—  David Sedaris American author 1956
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„Sure, nice guys can win — if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth, and nice guys with no talent finish last.“

—  Sandy Koufax American baseball player 1935
Context: In the end it all comes down to talent. You can talk all you want about intangibles, I just don't know what that means. Talent makes winners, not intangibles. Can nice guys win? Sure, nice guys can win — if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth, and nice guys with no talent finish last. As quoted in Total Baseball : The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball (2001) by John Thorn, p. 2468

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„A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.“

—  Dave Barry American writer 1947
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„You'd be so nice to come home to
You'd be so nice by the fire…“

—  Cole Porter American composer and songwriter 1891 - 1964
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„The most important thing in this world is liberty. More important than food or clothes — more important than gold or houses or lands — more important than art or science — more important than all religions, is the liberty of man.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887), Context: I want you to understand what has been done in the world to force men to think alike. It seems to me that if there is some infinite being who wants us to think alike he would have made us alike. Why did he not do so? Why did he make your brain so that you could not by any possibility be a Methodist? Why did he make yours so that you could not be a Catholic? And why did he make the brain of another so that he is an unbeliever — why the brain of another so that he became a Mohammedan — if he wanted us all to believe alike? After all, maybe Nature is good enough and grand enough and broad enough to give us the diversity born of liberty. Maybe, after all, it would not be best for us all to be just the same. What a stupid world, if everybody said yes to everything that everybody else might say. The most important thing in this world is liberty. More important than food or clothes — more important than gold or houses or lands — more important than art or science — more important than all religions, is the liberty of man.

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„It was a nice day.“

—  Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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„War is not nice.“

—  Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States 1925 - 2018

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