„I am strong. I lived through a divorce, separation from my family. I never let it break me down. I’m not an alcoholic. I’ve never smoked, I’ve never done drugs. I’ve floated through the disaster of my past clean. I arrived here undamaged.“

Tina Turner is a soul survivor http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/141823/Tina-Turner-is-a-soul-survivor, Daily Express, 22th of November 2009

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„We are using the energies of the past to create something new and I’m very confident that what I’ve done has never been done before. I feel no pressure about it, I’m just taking the next step.“

—  Anand Gandhi Indian film director 1980

"Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus: Winning Prizes, Conquering Hearts" by E. Nina Rothe, in Huffington Post (12 June 2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/e-nina-rothe/anand-gandhis-iship-of-th_b_3427564.html
Context: We are closer to understanding ourselves and our environment than we were two centuries or two thousand years ago, so we are definitely more equipped with knowledge and information than the Buddha was, or even Darwin was. Darwin didn’t know about DNA, we know about DNA. Just imagine if we could go back in time and inform Darwin about DNA or inform Buddha about it. What they were dealing with was intuition, with a logical breakdown of what they had observed. We have scientific tools for those things. We are using the energies of the past to create something new and I’m very confident that what I’ve done has never been done before. I feel no pressure about it, I’m just taking the next step.

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„I want to win the right way. I’m very competitive. I’ve got a strong will to win, but I want to win the right way. That’s my focus.“

—  Kenneth Chenault American business executive 1951

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Context: After 9-11, I told our senior management team that this was a tremendous leadership challenge that each of us was facing and I wanted them to be courageous. I wanted them to be decisive, to not shirk away from taking tough actions. I also told them to be compassionate. If the organization believed that they were not compassionate, particularly in these times, they would lose their privilege to lead. I wouldn’t be the one to take away their leadership – the organization – the people — would. Compassion can be offered without sacrificing a sense of urgency or a strong will to win. That’s one of the values I believe in very strongly, and I talk about it in the organization. I want to win the right way. I’m very competitive. I’ve got a strong will to win, but I want to win the right way. That’s my focus.<!-- ** p. 17

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„I’ve always been like that. I’ve always said, "No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up."“

—  Doris Day American actress, singer, and animal rights activist 1922 - 2019

"People Who Matter: An Interview with Doris Day" by Cameron Woo and Nellie McKay in The Bark, Issue 34, (January - February 2006) http://www.thebark.com/content/people-who-matter-interview-doris-day
Context: I’ve been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls — you know, those dolls you could push down and they’d come back up? I’ve always been like that. I’ve always said, "No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up."

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„I’ve gone through so many dark periods of my life, but my art has always been there. I firmly believe in this way of living, and I hope to die like this.“

—  Tan Kheng Hua Singaporean actress 1963

"Tan Kheng Hua Talks ‘Kung Fu,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and Living for Her Art" in Observer (22 April 2021) https://observer.com/2021/04/tan-kheng-hua-kung-fu-interview-crazy-rich-asians/

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„I’ve never considered being a woman or a Latina to be an obstacle. In fact, I usually consider it to be quite an asset, in part due to the incredible entrepreneurial culture of the Hispanic community in general and my family in particular.“

—  Nina Vaca businessperson

Diversity in the High-Tech Talent Pool https://www.strategy-business.com/article/Diversifying-the-high-tech-talent-pool?gko=22056, Strategy+Business.com (May 30, 2019)

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„It’s been a crazy year, as always — the story of my life — but it’s been a great year. Right now, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my personal life. I’m happily married. Yeah, there’s lots of ups and downs, but that’s what makes us strong is getting through them all.“

—  Hope Solo American association football player 1981

As quoted in "Hope Solo: 'I'm the happiest I’ve ever been in my personal life. I'm happily married'" http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/sounders/hope-solo-im-the-happiest-ive-ever-been-in-my-personal-life-im-happily-married/, Seattle Times (January 24, 2013)
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