— Arthur Ransome English author and journalist 1884 - 1967
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Great Things Are Done
„Entertainment is a sacred pursuit when done well. When done well, it raises the quality of human life.“
— Michael Chabon Novelist, short story writer, essayist 1963
— Walter E. Williams American economist, commentator, and academic 1936
Context: How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist purges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.
„When the day is done,
Down to earth then sinks the sun,
Along with everything that was lost and won,
When the day is done.“
— Nick Drake British singer-songwriter 1948 - 1974
Day is Done
— Vyasa central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions
Vyasa to his mother Satyavati Kali, after he was born and forced his body to mature that very day by will power”, meaning that he would appear before her whenever she thought of him, quoted by Alf Hiltebeitel in P.47.
— Robert Burton English scholar 1577 - 1640
Section 4, member 2, subsection 1.
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
— Henry Fielding English novelist and dramatist 1707 - 1754
Act I, sc. iii
„Things can be done under the incentive of terror and fear that can not be done when the fear disappears.“
— Lester B. Pearson 14th Prime Minister of Canada 1897 - 1972
„The people are building a peaceful world, and when the job is done
That'll be the biggest thing that man has ever done.“
— Woody Guthrie American singer-songwriter and folk musician 1912 - 1967
Context: I'd better quit my talking, 'cause I told you all I know, But please remember, pardner, wherever you may go, The people are building a peaceful world, and when the job is done That'll be the biggest thing that man has ever done. Variant: The world is digging, slavery's grave and when the job is done This'll be the biggest thing that man has ever done.
„With the best leaders when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, "We have done this ourselves."“
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
Context: "Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. With the best leaders when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, "We have done this ourselves." Only the final bold section is connected to Laozi (see Ch. 17 of Tao Te Ching above). The origin of the added first section is unclear.
— Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937
— George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
As quoted in "George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan: A Model of Transformational Diplomacy" (2005) by Tom Callahan http://web.archive.org/web/20050616023457/http://www.state.gov/r/pa/dc/rks/47848.htm