„There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.“

—  Pelé

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Brazilian association football player 1940

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„I'll wake up and I'll train the next day. It's been like that since I started. I think I train harder, harder than the hardest workers in the off-season.“

—  Nate Diaz American mixed martial artist 1985

As quoted in "Nate Diaz discusses win over Conor McGregor" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg6NkqFPOyY (5 March 2016), UFC on FOX, FOX

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„Good triumphs over evil when it’s better organized, better trained, better armed, sneakier, and gutsier than evil.“

—  Malcolm Azania, book The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad

Source: The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad (2004), Chapter 56 “At Last, the Box, Explained” (p. 320)

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„You can look out of your life like a train & see what you're heading for, but you can't stop the train.“

—  Philip Larkin English poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian 1922 - 1985

Letter to Monica Jones, 22 October 1967

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„In life it is training rather than birth which counts.“

—  Ihara Saikaku Japanese writer 1642 - 1693

Book I, ch. 3.
The Japanese Family Storehouse (1688)

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„You have something that might be more use to me than either gold or power—something that in fact brings both in its train.”
“And what is that?“

—  Tad Williams novelist 1957

The count leaned forward. “Knowledge.”
Source: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, To Green Angel Tower (1993), Part 2, Chapter 21, “The Frightened Ones” (p. 491).

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„The enlisted guys will be okay, but the officers get the sense of humor trained out of ’em.“

—  Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969

Source: Leviathan Wakes (2011), Chapter 11 (p. 113)

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„I think it [getting a gun] should be like getting a pilot's license. I think you should require training to get a license to have a gun.“

—  Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967

Sam Harris, Real Time with Bill Maher (February 1, 2013)

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„People get ready there's a train comin';
You don't need no baggage, just get on board.
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin';
You don't need no ticket, just thank the lord.“

—  Curtis Mayfield American singer, songwriter, and record producer 1942 - 1999

People Get Ready, performed by The Impressions, from People Get Ready (1965).
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„When you're a student or whatever, and you can't afford a car, or a plane fare, or even a train fare, all you can do is hope that someone will stop and pick you up.“

—  Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001

Statement of 1984, as quoted in Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Companion (1988) by Neil Gaiman, p. 2
Context: When you're a student or whatever, and you can't afford a car, or a plane fare, or even a train fare, all you can do is hope that someone will stop and pick you up.
At the moment we can't afford to go to other planets. We don't have the ships to take us there. There may be other people out there (I don't have any opinions about Life Out There, I just don't know) but it's nice to think that one could, even here and now, be whisked away just by hitchhiking.

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