„Thus they toil on in trouble and danger all the days of their life, with little opportunity for enjoying, being ever engaged in getting: their only idea of a holiday is to do what the occasion demands, and to them laborious occupation is less of a misfortune than the peace of a quiet life. To describe their character in a word, one might truly say that they were born into the world to take no rest themselves and to give none to others.“

—  Thúkýdidés, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book I, Chapter III
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

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„There is truly only one misfortune: that of not being born.“

—  Machado de Assis Brazilian writer 1839 - 1908

Verdadeiramente há só uma desgraça: é não nascer.
Quelle: As Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (1881), Ch. 117, p. 162.

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Gabriel García Márquez Foto
Anders Chydenius Foto
John F. Kennedy Foto

„In the Chinese language, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one representing danger and the other, opportunity.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

Remarks at the United Negro College Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana (12 April 1959) http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx; Box 902, Senate Speech Files, Pre-Presidential Papers, John F. Kennedy Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library; also in Remarks at Valley Forge Country Club, Pennsylvania (29 October 1960), Box 914, Senate Speech Files, Pre-Presidential Papers, John F. Kennedy Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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Samuel Butler Foto
Ilana Mercer Foto

„Working for government ought to be one of the most dangerous jobs ever. Occupational hazard might just get us a better class of parasite.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer

“All the President's Women (Well, Almost),” http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/all-the-presidents-women-well-almost WorldNetDaily.com, October 2, 2014.
2010s, 2014

Irving Kristol Foto

„It requires strength of character to act upon one's ideas; it requires no less strength of character to resist being seduced by them.“

—  Irving Kristol American columnist, journalist, and writer 1920 - 2009

New Leader, April 1, 1963.

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„Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.“

—  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Quelle: The Importance of Being Earnest

D.H. Lawrence Foto

„The tiny fish enjoy themselves
in the sea.
Quick little splinters of life,
their little lives are fun to them
in the sea.“

—  D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930

Little Fish (1929)

Leo Tolstoy Foto

„To be good and lead a good life means to give to others more than one takes from them.“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910

Quelle: The First Step (1892), Ch. VII

Maya Angelou Foto
Benjamin Creme Foto
Jacques-Yves Cousteau Foto

„All life is part of a complex relationship in which each is dependent upon the others, taking from, giving to and living with all the rest.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

„If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.“

—  Abraham Maslow American psychologist 1908 - 1970

As quoted in Perfecting Private Practice (2004) by Joan Neehall-Davidson, p. 95.
1970s and later
Quelle: book The Farther Reaches of Human

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„It is a characteristic of the great that they demand far less of other people than of themselves.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

Merkmal großer Menschen ist, daß sie an andere weit geringere Anforderungen stellen als an sich selbst.
Quelle: Aphorisms (1880/1893), p. 35.

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