— Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
„I call God to witness that all I have written and preached, has been to rescue souls from sin. There can be no turning back. My Lord walked the path of truth and duty, even though it took Him to Calvary. Can I, one of his humble followers, turn back now? To witness to God's truth is more important than life. Joyfully then, will I confirm with my blood all the writings and preachings of truths that I've held. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commit my spirit.“
— Jan Hus Czech linguist, religion writer, theologist, university educator and science writer 1369 - 1415
Dying words before John Hus died singing, being martyred July 6, 1415
— Helena Petrovna Blavatsky occult writer 1831 - 1891
„A man who's active and incisive
can yet keep nail-care much in mind:
why fight what's known to be decisive?
custom is despot of mankind.“
— Aleksandr Pushkin Russian poet 1799 - 1837
Ch. 1, st. 25.
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Context: There are three ways that men get what they want; by planning, by working, and by praying. Any great military operation takes careful planning, or thinking. Then you must have well-trained troops to carry it out: that's working. But between the plan and the operation there is always an unknown. That unknown spells defeat or victory, success or failure. It is the reaction of the actors to the ordeal when it actually comes. Some people call that getting the breaks; I call it God. God has His part, or margin in everything, That's where prayer comes in. As quoted in "The True Story of The Patton Prayer" by James H. O'Neill in Review of the News (6 October 1971) http://www.pattonhq.com/prayer.html
„It's a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from adversity or we can face our adversity head on and conquer it. And that's what I plan to do.“
— Conor McGregor Irish mixed martial artist and boxer 1988
"UFC 196 post-event press conference" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfu31-vEwgo (March 2016), Ultimate Fighting Championship, Zuffa, LLC
„What would the Senate do with me, an inexperienced legislator who lacks the faculty of self-deception, essential requisite for anyone wanting to guide others.“
— Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Sicilian writer and prince 1896 - 1957
— Rosa Luxemburg Polish Marxist theorist, socialist philosopher, and revolutionary 1871 - 1919
„For history, I say again, has this and this only for its own: if a man will start upon it, he must sacrifice to no God but Truth; he must neglect all else; his sole rule and unerring guide is this – to think not of those who are listening to him now, but of the yet unborn who shall seek his converse.“
— Lucian ancient Greek writer 120
Sect. 39; vol. 2, pp. 128-9; H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (trans.) The Works of Lucian of Samosata.
„We cannot deny that people who know more about the educational needs of local people are those who work and live within that community.“
— Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"Forgive, O Lord," In the Clearing (1962) First published in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin (12 November 1960), p. 157 http://books.google.com/books?id=9J_lAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Forgive+O+Lord+my+little+jokes+on+Thee+And+I'll+forgive+Thy+great+big+one+on+me%22&pg=PA157#v=onepage
— Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981
"he once said", quoted by , 2005.