„Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.“
— T.D. Jakes American bishop 1957
„When you can see your permanent truth clearly you'll be able to deal with any temporary condition effectively.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Context: Your truth is that you are a creation of God. Your truth can't change; it's permanent. When you can see your permanent truth clearly you'll be able to deal with any temporary condition effectively. p. 123
— Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
— Phil Donahue American talk show host, film producer and writer 1935
Attributed to Phil Donahue in: Dennis Coon, John Mitterer (2014), Psychology: Modules for Active Learning. p. 553
— Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006
— Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” Chapter 1, p. 100; originally published in The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from Earth to the Moon! (1950)
— Napoleon Hill, Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition
— Simon Hill Australian television presenter 1967
15th of August 2009, A-League Coverage on Foxsports Melbourne Victory vs. Brisbane Roar
„Above all, the Way of the Samurai should be in being aware that you do not know what is going to happen next, and in querying every item day and night. Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstances.“
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto Samurai 1659 - 1719
Context: Although all things are not to be judged in this manner, I mention it in the investigation of the Way of the Samurai. When the time comes, there is no moment for reasoning. And if you have not done your inquiring beforehand, there is most often shame. Reading books and listening to people's talk are for the purpose of prior resolution. Above all, the Way of the Samurai should be in being aware that you do not know what is going to happen next, and in querying every item day and night. Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstances.
— Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
„Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman,... 1706 - 1790
This was first used by Franklin for the Pennsylvania Assembly in its " Reply to the Governor https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-06-02-0107" (11 Nov. 1755) This quote was used as a motto on the title page of An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania (1759); the book was published by Franklin; its author was Richard Jackson, but Franklin did claim responsibility for some small excerpts http://www.philaprintshop.com/rarephila.html that were used in it. In 1775 Franklin again used this phrase in his contribution to Massachusets Conference https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-21-02-0269 (Objections to Barclay’s Draft Articles of February 16.) - "They who can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." An earlier variant by Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanack (1738): "Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power." Many paraphrased derivatives of this have often become attributed to Franklin: They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither. He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security. He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither. People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both. If we restrict liberty to attain security we will lose them both. Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither. Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither. Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.
— William R. Alger American clergyman and poet 1822 - 1905
Reported in Maturin Murray Ballou, Treasury of thought: Forming an encyclopedia of quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors (1884), p. 23.