— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
— Donna Freitas American non-fiction writer and writer 1972
Origine: The Survival Kit
— Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate Army general 1821 - 1877
As quoted in Report of the Joint Select Committee.
„The intention of the Chinese government taking away our freedom is so obvious that we know, if we don't fight, we will lose everything...When you lose the freedom, you lose everything. What do you have?“
— Jimmy Lai Hong Kong businessman 1948
October 13, 2019 What keeps the months-long, massive Hong Kong protests going? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hong-kong-protests-60-minutes-on-the-streets-of-hong-kong-with-pro-democracy-demonstrators-2019-10-13/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7d&linkId=75253573
„Responsibility has increased at times. We have no right to be in depression. We must pull ourselves out at any cost. We have a unique chance and we have no moral right to lose it. We have no right to lose Ukraine!“
— Vasyl Slipak Ukrainian opera singer 1974 - 2016
Vasyl Slipak // Ukraine and Israel. Oleg Vyshniakov consul Ukraine and Israel — 2017. — December 20. http://ukraine-consul.blogspot.com/2017/12/vasyl-slipak.html
— Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
As quoted in Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (Disney Editions, 2001) p. 102
„For if we lose that faith — if we dismiss it as silly or naïve; if we divorce it from the decisions that we make on issues of war and peace — then we lose what's best about humanity. We lose our sense of possibility. We lose our moral compass.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2009, Nobel Prize acceptance speech (December 2009)
Contesto: We do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected. We do not have to live in an idealized world to still reach for those ideals that will make it a better place. The non-violence practiced by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached — their fundamental faith in human progress — that must always be the North Star that guides us on our journey.
For if we lose that faith — if we dismiss it as silly or naïve; if we divorce it from the decisions that we make on issues of war and peace — then we lose what's best about humanity. We lose our sense of possibility. We lose our moral compass.
Like generations have before us, we must reject that future. As Dr. King said at this occasion so many years ago, "I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the 'isness' of man's present condition makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal 'oughtness' that forever confronts him."
Let us reach for the world that ought to be — that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls.
„When we win, nothing hurts; when we lose, everything hurts. And the only time you hear someone use the phrase its only a game is when that person is losing.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„The fact is that we don't want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know.“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Origine: No Way Out (2002), Ch. 7: What Kind Of Human Being Do You Want?
Contesto: The fact is that we don't want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know. All these therapies, all these techniques, religious or otherwise, are only perpetuating the agony of man.
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
How Come the World Won't Stop
Freak of Nature (2001)
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Si nada se nos fuera durante la vida, se nos iría la vida sin nada.
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
„Some things are only real because they represent what we think. When we learn the truth and think it, the old reality is no longer real to us and loses its hold on us. The truth sets us free.“
— C. Terry Warner American writer
Origine: Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
— Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
1950s, First Inaugural Address (1953)
Contesto: We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose. We must be willing, individually and as a Nation, to accept whatever sacrifices may be required of us. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. These basic precepts are not lofty abstractions, far removed from matters of daily living. They are laws of spiritual strength that generate and define our material strength. Patriotism means equipped forces and a prepared citizenry. Moral stamina means more energy and more productivity, on the farm and in the factory. Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible--from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists.
„We all lose sometimes. We fail to get what we want. Friends and loved ones leave. We make a decision we regret. We try our hardest and come up short. It's not the losing that defines us. It's how we lose. It's what we do afterward.“
— Scott Jurek American ultramarthon runner 1973
Epilogue, p. 221
Eat and Run (2012)