„Leave this world a little better than you found it.“

Baden-Powell's Last Message (1941)

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Robert Baden-Powell Foto
Robert Baden-Powell9
britischer Kavallerie-Offizier und Gründer der Pfadfinderbe… 1857 - 1941

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„I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it.“

—  Cornel West African-American philosopher and political/civil rights activist 1953

Quelle: The Cornel West Reader

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„That farmer is a poor creature who skins the land and leaves it worthless to his children. The farmer is a good farmer who, having enabled the land to support himself and to provide for the education of his children, leaves it to them a little better than he found it himself. I believe the same thing of a nation.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, The New Nationalism (1910)
Kontext: Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. I ask nothing of the nation except that it so behave as each farmer here behaves with reference to his own children. That farmer is a poor creature who skins the land and leaves it worthless to his children. The farmer is a good farmer who, having enabled the land to support himself and to provide for the education of his children, leaves it to them a little better than he found it himself. I believe the same thing of a nation.

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„It is sometimes easier to make the world a better place than to prove you have made the world a better place.“

—  Amos Tversky Israeli psychologist 1937 - 1996

Quelle: As remembered by Don Redelmeir, Michael Lewis, "The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World". Penguin, 2016 (ISBN 9780141983035).

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„Some things were better lost than found.“

—  Stephen King, buch Dead Zone – Das Attentat

Quelle: The Dead Zone

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„Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming (2013)
Kontext: Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you've never been. Once you've visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.

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„I found that but to glean after this man, is better than to be in at the harvest of others.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

Hawthorne and His Mosses (1850)

William Penn Foto

„Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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„We wanted to not just have a presence there [areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina] and raise awareness in the Hispanic community -- and anyone else who might be watching -- but leave them a little better than when we got there.“

—  Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957

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„For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all Parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.“

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

Speech in the House of Commons (January 23, 1948), cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006), Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, p. 154 ISBN 0300107986
This quote may be the basis for a statement often attributed to Churchill : History will be kind to me. For I intend to write it.
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„For inspiration I look to those great players who consistently found original ways to shock their opponents. None did this better than the eighth world champion, Mikhail Tal.“

—  Garry Kasparov former chess world champion 1963

The "Magician of Riga" rose to become champion in 1960 at age twenty-three and became famous for his aggressive, volatile play.
Part I, Chapter 5, Talent, p. 60-61
2000s, How Life Imitates Chess (2007)

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