„When you aren’t willing to pay the price of learning by changing you will eventually pay the price of losing.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„Understand and accept that you will have to make sacrifices to achieve your goal. If you are willing to pay the price, however high, you may be surprised what you get in exchange. Pay the price.“
— Danny Yamashiro American radio evangelist 1967
From Discover the Champion in You, pages 7
Source: After Dark
„Flaubert spoke true: to succeed a great artist must have both character and fanaticism and few in this country are willing to pay the price.“
Part III: La Clé des Chants (p. 93)
The Unquiet Grave (1944)
Context: Flaubert spoke true: to succeed a great artist must have both character and fanaticism and few in this country are willing to pay the price. Our writers have either no personality and therefore no style or a false personality and therefore a bad style; they mistake prejudice for energy and accept the sensation of material well-being as a system of thought.
„You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.“
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Source: Wild Geese
— Alice Borchardt American fiction writer 1939 - 2007
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 BC
Attributed to Sun Tzu in multiple books and internet sites, but this text does not appear in The Art of War and seems to be a more recent creation.
„But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.“
— Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845
Farewell Address, (4 March 1837), recalling what, by then, had reached the status of a proverb.
„This is the price you must pay for knowledge: You must understand and acknowledge its consequences.“
Source: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 2, “Revelations” (p. 30)
Source: Rabbit, Run
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Special Message to the Congress on the Threat to the Freedom of Europe (1948)
Context: The recommendations I have made represent the most urgent steps toward securing the peace and preventing war. We must be ready to take every wise and necessary step to carry out this great purpose. This will require assistance to other nations. It will require an adequate and balanced military strength. We must be prepared to pay the price for peace, or assuredly we shall pay the price of war. We in the United States remain determined to seek peace by every possible means, a just and honorable basis for the settlement of international issues.
„We must stop the terror. I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Statements to reporters during an interview on a golf course (August 4, 2002); publicized in the film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) by Michael Moore, and also quoted at Common Ground (July 2004) http://www.commonground.ca/iss/0407156/fww.shtml
(15 January 1990)
Source: The Eye of the World
„If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.“
— Edith Hamilton American teacher and writer 1867 - 1963
The Echo of Greece (1957)
Context: What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business, possessed of great wealth, in which all citizens had a right to share... Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result... If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.
„Yes, you can--if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable.“
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book II