„I think it is clear to everyone what happens in the Fifth. The rejoicing is forced, created under threat, as in Boris Godunov. It's as if someone were beating you with a stick and saying, "Your business is rejoicing, your business is rejoicing," and you rise, shaky, and go marching off, muttering, "Our business is rejoicing, our business is rejoicing."“

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„I think it is clear to everyone what happens in the Fifth. The rejoicing is forced, created under threat, as in Boris Godunov.“

—  Dmitri Shostakovich, book Testimony

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Page 183.
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„Just rejoice at that news and congratulate our forces and the marines... Rejoice.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

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„Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
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—  Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919

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„To look upon you was to rejoice that so fair a thing could be; to think of you is still to be young.“

—  J. M. Barrie Scottish writer 1860 - 1937

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„[I]sn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941

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„Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.“

—  Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966

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„When I went to business school, they said, "Focus on your shareholder, Marc. The business of business is business." That no longer applies. We have to erase that from our history books. The business of business is improving the state of the world.“

—  Marc Benioff American businessman 1964

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„Just a reminder, what other people think of you is none of your business.“

—  Ze Frank American online performance artist 1972

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