„I have never learned to draw a hand well enough, so why should I stop trying now?“

Selden Rodman, Conversations With Artists, 1956.

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—  Bruce Bennett actor 1906 - 2007

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„I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

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