— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.“
— Davy Crockett American politician 1786 - 1836
Speech in the US House of Representatives on April 2, 1828, as quoted in The Life of Colonel David Crockett (1884) by Edward Sylvester Ellis and in the January 1867 issue of Harper's magazine ("Davy Crockett's Electioneering Tours"), p. 606-611. Known as the "Not Yours to Give" speech. Though it may have expressed his attitudes on the issue, there has been dispute as to the authenticity of this speech as there is no known record of it prior to this 1884 work.
„Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe“
— Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
„Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.“
— Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011
„Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory... of how we are taking responsibility.“
— Nancy Pelosi American politician, first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, born 1940 1940
„I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
No published occurrence of such an attribution has yet been located prior to one in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre — Band 3 http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/2411/pg2411.html by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
„The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
Context: Sure, call me any ugly name you choose — The steel of freedom does not stain. From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!
— James Frazer Scottish social anthropologist 1854 - 1941
Chapter 69, Farewell to Nemi.
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965