— Malcolm Muggeridge English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist 1903 - 1990
„The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.“
— Ze Frank American online performance artist 1972
zefrank. com/theshow/archives/2006/04/040506. html http://www..
„The money-grubber has been floating with the great current of society, while the poor man has been swimming against it.“
— Edward Carpenter British poet and academic 1844 - 1929
— Arnaut Daniel Occitan troubadour 1150 - 1210
"Ab gai so cundet e leri", line 43; translation from Ezra Pound The Spirit of Romance (1910) p. 30.
„From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny. There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge, of one who is no longer confronted with conflict of desires, who has found salvation, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life, full of sympathy and compassion, surrendering himself to the stream, belonging to the unity of all things.“
— Hermann Hesse German writer 1877 - 1962
„A strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength.“
— Jeffrey Archer English author and former politician 1940
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game
„It is with life just as with swimming; that man is the most expert who is the most disengaged from all encumbrances.“
— Apuleius Berber prose writer in Latin 125 - 170
Apologia; seu, Pro Se de Magia (Apologia; or, A Discourse on Magic), ch. 21; p. 268.
„When people say to me, you must have a very strong mind to swim across the North Pole, or off Antarctica or on Mount Everest, I tell them that endurance swimming builds good mental strength.“
— Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969
„The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.“
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 a.C.
„It is very easy to sail along with the majority -- easy to sail the way the boats are going -- easy to float with the stream; but when you come to swim against the tide, with the men on the shore throwing rocks at you, you will get a good deal of exercise in this world.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
„“In innocence there is no strength against evil,” said Sparrowhawk, a little wryly. “But there is strength in it for good.”“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Chapter 8, "The Children of the Open Sea"