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„I am the only person still alive of that rescuing group but I want everyone to know that, while I was coordinating our efforts, we were about twenty to twenty five people. I did not do it alone.“

—  Irena Sendler Polish resistance fighter and Holocaust rescuer 1910 - 2008
Quoted in "The Long Path to Irena Sendler - Mother of the Holocaust Children" http://www.socwork.net/2006/1/historicalportraits/wieler, by Joachim Wieler Social Work & Society, vol. 4 (2006)

Citát „It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“
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„Don't put no constrictions on da people. Leave 'em ta hell alone.“

—  Jimmy Durante American jazz singer, pianist, comedian and actor 1893 - 1980
As quoted in Low Man On A Totem Pole (1941) by Harry Allen Smith, p. 185 Variant: Why can't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?

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„Men, I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die.“

—  Мустафа Кемаль Ататюрк Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey 1881 - 1938
Context: Men, I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. In the time that it takes us to die, other forces and commanders can come and take our place. Orders to the 57th Infantry Regiment, at the Battle of Gallipoli (25 April 1915); as quoted in Studies in Battle Command http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/csi-battles.htm by Combat Studies Institute, US Army Command and General Staff College, p. 89; also quoted in Turkey (2007) by Verity Campbell, p. 188 Variant translation: I am not ordering you to fight, I am ordering you to die.

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„Money buys you the freedom to live your life the way you want.“

—  Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964

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„Life is good when you have a good sandwich.“

—  Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964

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„When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.“

—  Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964

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Anthony Robbins52
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