— Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republican… 1883 - 1945
The others are fighting to maintain the privileges of caste and class. We are proletarian nations that rise up against the plutocrats.
As quoted in “Soliloquy for ‘freedom’ Trimellone island”, on the Italian Island of Trimelone, journalist Ivanoe Fossani, one of the last interviews of Mussolini, March 20, 1945, from Opera omnia, vol. 32. Interview is also known as "Testament of Benito Mussolini, or Testamento di Benito Mussolini. Also published under “Mussolini confessed to the stars”, Publishing House Latinitas, Rome, 1952. (Intervista di Ivanoe Fossani, Soliloquio in “libertà” all'isola Trimellone, Isola del Trimellone, 20 marzo 1945)
— Stephen King, buch The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
Quelle: The Drawing of the Three
„Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1860s, Cooper Union speech (1860)
Kontext: Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Kontext: Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government, nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty, as we understand it.
„Because our lives are cowardly and sly,
Because we do not dare to take or give,
Because we scowl and pass each other by,
We do not live; we do not dare to live.“
— James Stephens Irish writer 1882 - 1950
"The Road", line 1, in Songs from the Clay (London: Macmillan, 1915) p. 97.
„What we conceal
Is always more than what we dare confide.
Think of the letters that we write our dead.“
— Dana Gioia American writer 1950
Poetry, Interrogations at Noon (2001)
„If they attack, we shall fight to the end. If the rockets had remained, we would have used them all and directed them against the very heart of the United States, including New York, in our defense against aggression. But we haven’t got them, so we shall fight with what we’ve got.“
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967
Statement in an interview with a reporter for the London Daily Worker (November 1962), as quoted in Companero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara (1998), by Jorge G. Castaneda, p. 231, 1st Vintage Books ISBN 0679759409
„This is the beginning of a social movement in fact and not in pronouncements. We seek our basic, God-given rights as human beings. Because we have suffered — and are not afraid to suffer — in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything, even our lives, in our fight for social justice.“
— Cesar Chavez American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist 1927 - 1993
The Plan of Delano (1965)
Kontext: This is the beginning of a social movement in fact and not in pronouncements. We seek our basic, God-given rights as human beings. Because we have suffered — and are not afraid to suffer — in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything, even our lives, in our fight for social justice. We shall do it without violence because that is our destiny. To the ranchers, and to all those who opposes, we say, in the words of Benito Juárez: "El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz." [Respect for another's right is the meaning of peace. ]
— Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011
Audiotape aired on Al-Jazeera (18 October 2003) http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/world/0302/timeline.bin.laden.audio/content.13.html.
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2006, State of the Union (January 2006)
Kontext: Lacking the military strength to challenge us directly, the terrorists have chosen the weapon of fear. When they murder children at a school in Beslan or blow up commuters in London or behead a bound captive the terrorists hope these horrors will break our will, allowing the violent to inherit the earth. But they have miscalculated: We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep it.
— Paulo Coelho, buch The Pilgrimage
Quelle: The Pilgrimage
„We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old.“
— Winston S. Churchill, buch The Second World War
Speech in the House of Commons (4 June 1940).
The Second World War (1939–1945)
„We shall fight on the seas…
We shall fight… in the air…
We shall fight in the fields…
We shall never surrender…“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
„Intelligence is loose in the galaxy. Power is in our hands, for better or worse. We can modify Nature’s rules, if we dare, but we cannot ignore her lessons.“
— David Brin, buch Glory Season
Introduction to Chapter 2 (p. 32)
Glory Season (1993)
„We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for independence - and that, or extermination, we will have.“
— Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America 1808 - 1889
Reply to James R. Gilmore, 1864
„We must not be enticed by mathematically attractive assumptions into pretending that the contingencies of men's social positions and the asymmetries of their situations somehow even out in the end. Rather we must choose our conception of justice fully recognizing that this is not and cannot be the case.“
— John Rawls, buch A Theory of Justice
Quelle: A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Chapter III, Section 28, pg. 171
„We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
As quoted in The Living Torch, A.E. (1937) by Monk Gibbon
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
" We're From America http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marilynmanson/werefromamerica.html".
2000s, The High End of Low (2009)