„There was no choice. If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn't you help him?“
To Poldek Pfefferberg, in response to the question of why he risked so much, as quoted in "Schindler : Why did he do it?" (2010) by Louis Bülow.
„Will you tell Him frankly, that you cannot carry your load, and that you need help? Will you suffer Him to help you in His own way, and be glad and thankful if He will only take you under His care, and direct the whole course of your life for you?“
— Washington Gladden American pastor 1836 - 1918
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 594.
„You have a choice. Live or die.
Every breath is a choice.
Every minute is a choice.
Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.“
Variant: Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.
— Pat Sajak American television host 1946
Source: Wheel of Fortune, aired October 14, 2008, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_rLkEXU4o4 when revealing the prize to Michelle Loewenstein, the game's first million-dollar winner. Her husband had said they would use the grand prize to "get another dog".
„I wouldn't be surprised if in our lifetime dogs and firehoses are released or opened on us. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of us get a billy club to the head. I wouldn't be surprised if, you know, some of us go to jail just like Martin Luther King did on trumped up charges. Tough times are coming.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
The Glenn Beck Program
Premiere Radio Networks
Beck: "I wouldn't be surprised if in our lifetime dogs and firehoses are released or opened on us"
Media Matters for America
„If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Variant: If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Source: The Loved One (1948), Chapter 1
„I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt?“
— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
I'm Swiss (2005)
„A fox and a wolf are both canine, both belong to the dog family. Now you take your choice. You going to choose a Northern dog or a Southern dog? Because either dog you choose, I guarantee you’ll still be in the dog house.
This is why I say it’s the ballot or the bullet. It’s liberty or it’s death. It’s freedom for everybody or freedom for nobody.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
The Ballot or the Bullet (1964), Speech in Detroit, Michigan (12 April 1964)
„It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go. The difference is that you can compel your car to go to a garage, but you cannot compel Hitler to go to a psychiatrist.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
A Fresh Look at Empiricism: 1927-42 (1996), p. 544
Attributed from posthumous publications
„I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, Six should be enough.“
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
Steven Wright Special (1985)
„I told myself I had no choice but in a situation like that the choice you have is how you go about not having a choice.“
The Dusty Hat (p. 211)
Short Fiction, Three Moments of an Explosion (2015)
Source: Sputnik Sweetheart