„Both the 228 Incident (White Terror in Taiwan) and the June 4 Incident (Tiananmen Square Incident in Beijing) are like mirrors, reminding the leaders on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to engage in soul-searching and learn lessons.“

Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Ma calls for rights tolerance in China http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2013/06/05/2003563998" in The Taipei Times, 5 June 2013.
Statement made in commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, 4 June 2013.
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„The two sides (Mainland China and Taiwan) should learn a lesson from history and never fight each other again.“

—  Andrew Hsia Taiwanese politician 1950

Andrew Hsia (2015) cited in " Hsia, Zhang evoke the past at Taiwan-China meeting http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201505230020.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 23 May 2015.

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„The military should learn a lesson from the incident and correct its mistakes immediately after a review of its system. We must restore the people’s faith in the military.“

—  Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950

Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Minister repeats apologies over death http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/07/19/2003567672/2" in The Taipei Times, 19 July 2013.
Statement made at the Republic of China Veterans Association meeting in Taipei commenting on the death of army corporal Hung Chung-chiu, 18 July 2013.
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„I have learned to never give up, to take the necessary risks to win and to seek victory amid defeat. This is the spirit of Taiwan. We stick with it to the end and never quit.“

—  Eric Chu Taiwanese politician 1961

Eric Chu (2015) cited in " Baseball inspires hope for last-minute victories: Chu http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2015/10/28/2003631117" on Taipei Times, 28 October 2015.

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„Accent is the soul of language; it gives to it both feeling and truth.“

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau Genevan philosopher 1712 - 1778

L'accent est l'âme du discours.
English translation as quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, Both Ancient and Modern (1908) by Tryon Edwards, p. 2.

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„Perhaps the first lesson to be learned from biology is that there are lessons to be learned from biology.“

—  Robert Rosen American theoretical biologist 1934 - 1998

Robert Rosen (2013), Essays on Life Itself Chapter 18

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„I've lived through 17 stays in penal institutions. Incarceration in a penitentiary. Five marriages, a bankruptcy, a broken back, brawls, shooting incidents, swindlings, sickness, the death of loved ones and more. I've heard tens of thousands chant my name when I couldn't hear the voice of my own soul. I wondered if God was listening and I was sure no one else was.“

—  Merle Haggard American country music song writer, singer and musician 1937 - 2016

Sing Me Back Home (1981), co-written with Peggy Russell; also quoted in "Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies At 79" at NPR (6 April 2016) http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2016/04/06/473260432/country-legend-merle-haggard-dies-at-79

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„Probably, the most-often-repeated lesson in history is that foreigners who are called in to help one side in a civil war take over for themselves. It is a lesson that seems never to be learned despite endless repetition.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

The Dark Ages (1968), p. 188
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„The strife of the election is but human nature practically applied to the facts of the case. What has occurred in this case must ever recur in similar cases. Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we will have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents of this as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, On Democratic Government (1864)
Contexto: If the loyal people united were put to the utmost of their strength by the rebellion, must they not fail when divided and partially paralyzed by a political war among themselves? But the election was a necessity. We cannot have free government without elections; and if the election could force us to forego or postpone a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us. The strife of the election is but human nature practically applied to the facts of the case. What has occurred in this case must ever recur in similar cases. Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we will have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents of this as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged.

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