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„Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil“

—  Virgil, Georgics

Book I, lines 145–146 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough).
Compare: Labor omnia vincit ("Work conquers all"), the state motto of Oklahoma.
Georgics (29 BC)
Original: (la) Labor omnia vicit<!--uicit-->
improbus et duris urgens in rebus egestas.
Context: Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil, and want that pinches when life is hard.

David Easton photo

„Political science is the study of the authoritative allocation of values for a society.“

—  David Easton Canadian academic 1917 - 2014

The Political System: An Inquiry into the State of Political Science (1953)

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„Mankind ought to end its existence of its own will.“

—  Peter Wessel Zapffe Norwegian philosopher, mountaineer, and author 1899 - 1990

To Be a Human Being (1989–90)

„This is the revolution of the new generation.“

—  Charles A. Reich, book The Greening of America

Source: The Greening of America (1970), Chapter I : The Coming American Revolution, p. 4
Context: There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and with culture, and it will change the political structure only as its final act. It will not require violence to succeed, and it cannot be successfully resisted by violence. It is now spreading with amazing rapidity, and already our laws, institutions and social structure are changing in consequence. It promises a higher reason, a more human community, and a new and liberated individual. Its ultimate creation will be a new and enduring wholeness and beauty — a renewed relationship of man to himself, to other men, to society, to nature, and to the land.
This is the revolution of the new generation.

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Linus Torvalds photo

„Software is like sex; it's better when it's free.“

—  Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969

Attributed to Torvalds at 1996 FSF conference, video showing this phrase in one of Torvalds papers (time code: 48.44) https://web.archive.org/web/20071016215132/http://www.argentilinux.com.ar/doku.php/linux_videos_documentales:the_code_linux
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Girard Desargues photo

„Parallel lines have a common end point at an infinite distance.“

—  Girard Desargues French mathematician and engineer 1591 - 1661

Brouillion project (1639) as quoted by Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, Projective Geometry (1987)

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„Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.“

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

„There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.“

—  Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995

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„When you spend your whole life living in a hole, the only way you can go is up. (Zero/Hector Zeroni)“

—  Louis Sachar, book Holes

Variant: Zero wasnt worried, " When you spend your whole life living in a shole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.
Source: Holes

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„… Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.“

—  John Boyne Irish novelist, author of children's and youth fiction 1971

Variant: And then the room went very dark and somehow, despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let it go.
Source: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Linus Torvalds photo

„Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.“

—  Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969

<nowiki>Linus Torvalds on Twitter</nowiki>, Torvalds, Linus, 2013-01-29, 2016-07-26 https://twitter.com/linus__torvalds/status/296333371393597440,
2010s, 2013

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„War is nothing but a continuation of politics with the admixture of other means.“

—  Carl von Clausewitz, book On War

Variant: War Is Merely the Continuation of Policy by Other Means
Source: On War (1832), Book 1, Chapter 1, Section 24, in the Princeton University Press translation (1976)
Variant translation: War is merely the continuation of politics by other means.
Context: War Is Merely the Continuation of Policy by Other Means
We see, therefore, that war is not merely an act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse carried on with other means. What remains peculiar to war is simply the peculiar nature of its means.

Frank Sinatra photo

„And may the last voice you hear be mine!“

—  Frank Sinatra American singer and film actor 1915 - 1998

http://www.slideshare.net/hazman/frank-sinatra-2436159

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„Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.“

—  Virginia Woolf, book A Room of One's Own

Variant: There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Source: A Room of One's Own (1929), Ch. 4, p. 90

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„It doesn't matter if I am better than Cristiano Ronaldo, all that matters is that Barcelona are better than Madrid.“

—  Lionel Messi Argentine association football player 1987

After scoring four goals against Arsenal, 2011 http://www.taringa.net/posts/deportes/12977787/Grandes-frases-de-y-sobre-Messi.html

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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