„I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying - it's watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.“

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1944 - 2007
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„I don't know how people who engage in that don't commit suicide“

—  Bertie Ahern Irish politician, 10th Taoiseach of Ireland 1951
commenting on people "talking the economy down", just before the crash. Speech at Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfjGSfuSQpA 2007-07-3.

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„Don't commit suicide, because you might change your mind two weeks later.“

—  Art Buchwald journalist, humorist, United States Marine 1925 - 2007
A humorous personal mantra he used to combat his states of depression, published in Too Soon to Say Goodbye (2006) Leaving Home (1995).

„Friends don't let friends commit social suicide.“

—  Sonya Sones, livro What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
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„They [US soldiers] started to commit suicide on the Baghdad walls. We will encourage them to double their suicide attempts.“

—  Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf Diplomatic politician and he was the Iraqi Information Minister under Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, acting as the sp… 1940
BBC Monitoring (7 April 2003) "Iraqi information minister denies presence of US forces in Baghdad" (as US forces reported entering the center of Baghdad)

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„People who try to commit suicide — don't attempt to save them!... China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
Attributed, Attributed by Wang Li, “历史将宣告我无罪” (History Will Pronounce Me Innocent), manuscript, Beijing, 1993, p. 7. This source is a privately printed collection of letters and documents concerning Wang Li's expulsion from the CCP. Cited in Mao's Last Revolution (2006) by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals, ISBN 0674023323

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„Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Context: Of course, there are dangers in religious freedom and freedom of opinion. But to deny these rights is worse than dangerous, it is absolutely fatal to liberty. The external threat to liberty should not drive us into suppressing liberty at home. Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination. All freedom-loving nations, not the United States alone, are facing a stern challenge from the Communist tyranny. In the circumstances, alarm is justified. The man who isn't alarmed simply doesn't understand the situation — or he is crazy. But alarm is one thing, and hysteria is another. Hysteria impels people to destroy the very thing they are struggling to preserve. Invasion and conquest by Communist armies would be a horror beyond our capacity to imagine. But invasion and conquest by Communist ideas of right and wrong would be just as bad. For us to embrace the methods and morals of communism in order to defeat Communist aggression would be a moral disaster worse than any physical catastrophe. If that should come to pass, then the Constitution and the Declaration would be utterly dead and what we are doing today would be the gloomiest burial in the history of the world. Address at the National Archives dedicating a shrine for the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights (15 December 1952) https://trumanlibrary.org/calendar/viewpapers.php?pid=2102

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„I'm not disparaging suicides when I call them weak, I'm pointing out that anybody who would consider doing a thing like that needs help. I don't think a normal, mentally healthy person commits suicide.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951
I Ain't Got Time To Bleed (1999), Context: I'm not disparaging suicides when I call them weak, I'm pointing out that anybody who would consider doing a thing like that needs help. I don't think a normal, mentally healthy person commits suicide. Of course, there are exceptions; people who are terminally ill are a different issue. But in the vast majority of cases, suicide is a tragedy that does unbelievable damage to the family and friends the suicide leaves behind. You don't want to encourage people to do such a thing.

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„When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality", Context: Campus speech codes, that folly of the navel-gazing left, have increased the appeal of the right. Ideas must confront ideas. When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide. p. 51

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„People struggle to live, not to commit suicide“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
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