— Nick Cave Australian musician 1957
— Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958
„If you let victory become the end in itself then you've gone astray and forgotten what you were originally fighting about.“
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
Context: Wars are fought to gain a certain objective. War itself is not the objective; victory is not the objective; you fight to remove the obstruction that comes in the way of your objective. If you let victory become the end in itself then you've gone astray and forgotten what you were originally fighting about. Interview by James Cameron, in Picture Post (28 October 1950)
„In the marketplace he told of honor, and how it is a higher law than any law.
At the crossroads he talked of freedom, the freedom of the wind and clouds, and freedom that loves all things and is without guilt.
Beside the city gates he told stories of the forgotten cities that were and of the forgotten cities that might be, if only men would forget them.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931
"The God and His Man", Asimov's Science Fiction, 1980, Reprinted in Gene Wolfe, Endangered Species (1989), Reprinted in Gene Wolfe, The Best of Gene Wolfe (2009)
— Michael Shaara American writer 1928 - 1988
Part IV, CH 6: Chamberlain, p. 365
„To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
„A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.“
— Marian Wright Edelman American children's rights activist 1939
Reported in Dick Richards, The Art of Winning Commitment : 10 Ways Leaders Can Engage Minds, Hearts, And Spirits (2004), p. 11.
„How many, once lauded in song, are given over to the forgotten; and how many who sung their praises are clean gone long ago!“
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180