„If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.“

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

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„If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that’s the strong person.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
Context: I think the first reason that we should love our enemies, and I think this was at the very center of Jesus’ thinking, is this: that hate for hate only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that’s the strong person. The strongperson is the person who can cut off the chain of hate, the chain of evil. And that is the tragedy of hate, that it doesn’t cut it off. It only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. Somebody must have religion enough and morality enough to cut it off and inject within the very structure of the universe that strong and powerful element of [[love].

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„Just because we hit on points that resonate, or people think are real complaints—that doesn't make us journalists.“

—  Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962

Hartford Advocate Interview (2008)
Context: People would like to place a standard on our show that doesn't exist. We're not set up for reporting; we don't have an apparatus for that. We're discussing things that hopefully people might get something out of, but it's wildly inconsistent. Just because we hit on points that resonate, or people think are real complaints—that doesn't make us journalists.

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„Boards don't hit back.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

As "Mr. Lee" in Enter the Dragon (1973); Bruce Lee's character said this to Robert Wall's character "O'Hara", after the latter had broken a board in the air with his fist in an act of attempted intimidation.

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„If you can hit a guy once, you can hit him twice.“

—  Charles Bukowski, book Ham on Rye

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„If you have to hit--hit low.“

—  Tamora Pierce American writer of fantasy novels for children 1954

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„Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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„You can't make a hit record out of nothing. … It's baseless to think you can make any recording a hit, just by playing it over and over and over again.“

—  Dick Clark American radio personality 1929 - 2012

Responding to payola charges, Pop Chronicles, Show 12 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. Part 2 http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19761/m1/, interview recorded 3.11.1968 http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/index-to-interviews.

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„You can hit him and hit him and hit him and he just keeps on coming. I think that I learned a long time ago that one attribute that great players have is stamina, and he obviously has great stamina.“

—  Javon Ringer All-American college football player, professional football player, running back 1987

Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis, quoted at Ringer 23.com (undated)

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„Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.“

—  Roberto Durán Panamanian boxer 1951

http://www.cmgworldwide.com/sports/duran/quotes.html

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„Breaking ball, hit off the pitcher, TO THE THIRD BASEMAN!!! No play! Base hit! Three thousand for Lou Brock!“

—  Jack Buck American sportscaster 1924 - 2002

Calling Brock's 3,000th career hit in 1979.
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„They made hypocrite judgments after the fact,
But the name of the game is be hit and hit back.“

—  Warren Zevon American singer-songwriter 1947 - 2003

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