„If I've got a talent, it's for picking the right song at the right time for the right audience. And I can always seem to get people to sing with me.“

"A Minstrel with a Mission", Life magazine, 1964.

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„Others shall sing the song,
Others shall right the wrong,—
Finish what I begin,
And all I fail of win.“

—  John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892

My Triumph, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Contexto: Sweeter than any sung
My songs that found no tongue;
Nobler than any fact
My wish that failed of act.

Others shall sing the song,
Others shall right the wrong,—
Finish what I begin,
And all I fail of win.

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„I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing… I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party.“

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016

Introducing "Who by Fire"
Warsaw concert (1985)
Contexto: I come from a country where we do not have the same struggles as you have. I respect your struggles. And it may surprise you, but I respect both sides of this struggle. It seems to be that in Europe there needs to be a left foot and a right foot to move forward. I wish that both feet move forward and the body moves towards its proper destiny. This is an intense country; the people are heroic, the spirit is independent. It is a difficult country to govern, it needs a strong government and a strong union. … I would like to say to you, to the leaders of the left, and the leaders of the right, I sing... I sing for everyone. My song has no flag, my song has no party. And I say the prayer, that we said in our synagogue, I say it for the leader of your union and the leader of your party. May the Lord put a spirit, a wisdom and understanding into the hearts of your leaders and into the hearts of all their counsellors.

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„People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.“

—  Harper Lee, livro To Kill a Mockingbird

Pt. 1, ch. 10
Miss Maudie
Fonte: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

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„The time is always right to do what’s right.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Speech delivered in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College (22 October 1964), as reported in "When MLK came to Oberlin" by Cindy Leise, The Chronicle-Telegram (21 January 2008) http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2008/01/21/when-mlk-came-to-oberlin/
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Variante: The time is always right to do what’s right.

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„Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.“

—  Aristotle, livro Nicomachean Ethics

Book II, 1109a.27.
Variant translation: Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
As quoted in The Child: At Home and School (1944) by Edith M. Leonard, Lillian E. Miles, and Catherine S. Van der Kar, p. 203
Nicomachean Ethics
Original: (el) οὕτω δὲ καὶ τὸ μὲν ὀργισθῆναι παντὸς καὶ ῥᾴδιον, καὶ τὸ δοῦναι ἀργύριον καὶ δαπανῆσαι· τὸ δ᾽ ᾧ καὶ ὅσον καὶ ὅτε καὶ οὗ ἕνεκα καὶ ὥς, οὐκέτι παντὸς οὐδὲ ῥᾴδιον

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„It's time for America to get right.“

—  Fannie Lou Hamer American civil rights activist (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) 1917 - 1977

As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993).

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„I've got no talent. Still sing flat as a table. I'm a sort of human spaniel. People come to see what I'm like. I make them feel, I exhaust them, I destroy them.“

—  Johnnie Ray American singer, actor, songwriter and composer 1927 - 1990

On his audience, quoted in Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock https://books.google.com/books?id=GDqHDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT10&lpg=PT10&dq=johnnie+ray+i%27ve+got+no+talent.+Still+sing+flat+as+a+table.+I%27m+a+sort+of+human+spaniel.+People+come+to+see+what+I%27m+like.+I+make+them+feel,+I+exhaust+them,+I+destroy+them.&source=bl&ots=TA8ZYtZoiO&sig=ghfk2d2wBgArGv8PV2AlqkXAavY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjs7dWrpI7UAhUr1oMKHRwCDeMQ6AEIKjAB#v=onepage&q=johnnie%20ray%20i've%20got%20no%20talent.%20Still%20sing%20flat%20as%20a%20table.%20I'm%20a%20sort%20of%20human%20spaniel.%20People%20come%20to%20see%20what%20I'm%20like.%20I%20make%20them%20feel%2C%20I%20exhaust%20them%2C%20I%20destroy%20them.&f=false

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„Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015

As quoted in In God's Care : Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery (1991) by James Jennings and Karen Casey

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„But now if I can wrap myself up in that song, and when that song gets to be a part of me, and affects me emotionally, then the emotions that I go through, chances are I’ll be able to communicate to you. Make the people out there become a part of the life of this song that you’re singing about. That’s soul when you can do that.“

—  Ray Charles American musician 1930 - 2004

http://interview.sweetsearch.com/2010/11/ray-charles.html
A symposium on soul, Pop Chronicles, Show 15: The Soul Reformation http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/partners/UNTML/browse/?start=14&fq=untl_collection%3AJGPC, interview recorded 3.8.1968 http://web.archive.org/web/20100116003442/http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/index-to-interviews.

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