„One's first love is always perfect until one meets one's second love“

—  Elizabeth Aston English writer 1948 - 2016

Source: The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy

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„Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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„The secret of success is constancy to purpose.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Source: Speech at banquet of the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations, Crystal Palace, London (24 June 1872), cited in "Mr. Disraeli at Sydenham," The Times (25 June 1872), p. 8.

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„We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses.“

—  C.G. Jung, book Modern Man in Search of a Soul

Variant: We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
Source: Modern Man in Search of a Soul

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„I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Variant: I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become.

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„When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.“

—  Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011

Video interview, quoted in Analyzing Leaders, Presidents and Terrorists by Diane E. Holloway page 325 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Jc7CY1yV1g8C&pg=PA325, with NPR transcript https://www.npr.org/news/specials/response/investigation/011213.binladen.transcript.html (9 November 2001)
2000s, 2002

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„I'm a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

As quoted in Rolling Stone (1993-01-27).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print

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„Assassination has never changed the history of the world.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Addressing the House of Commons after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1 May 1865).
1860s
Context: There are rare instances when the sympathy of a nation approaches those tenderer feelings which are generally supposed to be peculiar to the individual, and to be the happy privilege of private life, and this is one. Under any circumstances we should have bewailed the catastrophe at Washington; under any circumstances we should have shuddered at the means by which it was accomplished. But in the character of the victim, and even in the accessories of his last moments, there is something so homely and innocent, that it takes the question, as it were, out of all the pomp of history and the ceremonial of diplomacy; it touches the heart of nations, and appeals to the domestic sentiment of mankind.
Whatever the various and varying opinions in this House, and in the country generally, on the policy of the late President of the United States, all must agree that in one of the severest trials which ever tested the moral qualities of man he fulfilled his duty with simplicity and strength. …When such crimes are perpetrated the public mind is apt to fall into gloom and perplexity, for it is ignorant alike of the causes and the consequences of such deeds. But it is one of our duties to reassure them under unreasoning panic and despondency. Assassination has never changed the history of the world. I will not refer to the remote past, though an accident has made the most memorable instance of antiquity at this moment fresh in the minds and memory of all around me. But even the costly sacrifice of a Caesar did not propitiate the inexorable destiny of his country.

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„Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Books, Coningsby (1844), Lothair (1870)
Variant: Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

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„When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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„I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

Unsourced in Musician's Little Book of Wisdom‎ (1996) by Scott E. Power, Quote 416.
Misattributed

Today anniversaries
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American poet, essayist and feminist 1929 - 2012
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Tomás Rivera4
American academic 1935 - 1984
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Ronnie James Dio14
American singer 1942 - 2010
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American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
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