„Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.“

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„Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity, and afraid of being overtaken by it.“

—  James Northcote English painter 1746 - 1831
Quoted by William Hazlitt in Conversations of James Northcote, Esq., R.A. http://books.google.com/books?id=PzQ1AQAAIAAJ&q="Fashion+is+gentility+running+away+from+vulgarity+and+afraid+of+being+overtaken+by+it"&pg=PA264#v=onepage (1830)

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„The right hon. Gentleman is afraid of an election is he? Oh, if I were going to cut and run I'd have gone after the Falklands. Afraid? Frightened? Frit? Couldn't take it? Couldn't stand it? Right now inflation is lower than it has been for thirteen years, a record the right hon. Gentleman couldn't begin to touch!“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
First term as Prime Minister, Prime Minister's Questions (19 April 1983) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=105294. The use of 'frit', an unusual Lincolnshire dialect abbreviation of 'frightened' which Mrs Thatcher evidently recalled from childhood, was missed by MPs in a noisy chamber but heard very distinctly on the audio feed from the chamber.

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„All that have been tried have fought bravely“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
1860s, Context: The negro troops are easier to preserve discipline among than our white troops, and I doubt not will prove equally good for garrison duty. All that have been tried have fought bravely. At Vicksburg (24 July 1863), as quoted in Words of our Hero: Ulysses S. Grant https://archive.org/stream/wordsofourheroul00gran/wordsofourheroul00gran_djvu.txt, edited by Jeremiah Chaplin, Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, pp. 13-14. Also quoted in Ulysses S. Grant, Triumph over Adversity, by Brooks Donohue Simpson, p. 217.

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„Some problems could only be solved by running away from them.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, livro Paladin of Souls
Paladin of Souls (2003), Context: You can't solve problems by running away from them, it was said, and like the good child she had once been, she had believed this. But it wasn't true. Some problems could only be solved by running away from them. p. 36

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