„It's better to die in pursuit of your dreams than to live a life without hope.“

Quelle: Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1944

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„Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.“

—  Aeschylus ancient Athenian playwright -525 - -456 v.Chr

This is usually attributed to Emiliano Zapata, but sometimes to Aeschylus, who is credited with expressing similar sentiments in Prometheus Bound: "For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life".
Misattributed

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„Hopes rise and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

Letter to Gerald "Ching" Tyrrell, (11 November 1956), p. 28
1990s, The Proud Highway : The Fear and Loathing Letters Volume I (1997)
Kontext: Hopes rise and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. The sound of music floats down a dark street.

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„Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

Hope, Despair, and Memory (1986)

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„It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.“

—  Steve Biko anti-apartheid activist in South Africa 1946 - 1977

Quoted in Scott MacLeod, "South Africa: Extremes in Black and Whites" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,975037,00.html, Time, March 9, 1992, p. 38
Quoted in "The Mind of Black Africa" (1996) by Dickson A. Mungazi, p. 159

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„Better to die than to live in fear.“

—  Christopher Paolini, buch Inheritance

Roran, on the cause of the Varden
Inheritance (2011)

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„It is better to live rich, than to die rich.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

April 17, 1778
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), Vol III

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„[F]orgive me if this sounds pompous, but it’s better to die standing up than live on your knees.“

—  Alexey Navalny Russian anti-corruption activist 1976

Quelle: As quoted in "Net Impact: One man's cyber-crusade against Russian corruption" http://archive.is/FGqQE (4 April 2011), by Julia Ioffe, The New Yorker

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„Never allow your memories to be better than your dreams.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

From the Aphorisms http://www.prevale.net/aphorisms.html page of the official website of Prevale
Original: Non permettere mai ai tuoi ricordi di essere migliori dei tuoi sogni.

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„i hope i die
warmed
by the life that i tried
to live“

—  Nikki Giovanni American writer and academic 1943

Quelle: The Collected Poetry, 1968-1998

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„There is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

As quoted in Honor Your Gifts (2007) by Dona M. Deane, p. 199.
Variante: But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for

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„Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980

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