„I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal.“
— Andrew Wiles British mathematician 1953
Nobel lecture (2005)
Contexto: Are these goals realistic and within reach? I do believe they are. But then three steps are urgently required.
First, keep nuclear and radiological material out of the hands of extremist groups. … we are in a race against time.
Second, tighten control over the operations for producing the nuclear material that could be used in weapons. Under the current system, any country has the right to master these operations for civilian uses. But in doing so, it also masters the most difficult steps in making a nuclear bomb.
To overcome this, I am hoping that we can make these operations multinational — so that no one country can have exclusive control over any such operation....
Third, accelerate disarmament efforts. We still have eight or nine countries who possess nuclear weapons. We still have 27,000 warheads in existence. I believe this is 27,000 too many.
— Andrew Wiles British mathematician 1953
— Otto Lilienthal German aviation pioneer 1848 - 1896
Letter to Moritz von Egidy (c. January 1894) - Original German text online http://www.lilienthal-museum.de/olma/l1852.htm
Contexto: I, too, have made it a lifelong task of mine to add a cultural element to my work, which should result in uniting countries and reconciling their people. Our experience of today's civilisation suffers from the fact that it only happens on the surface of the earth. We have invented barricades between our countries, custom regulations and constraints and complicated traffic laws and these are only possible because we are not in control of the 'kingdom of the air', and not as 'free as a bird'.
Numerous technicians in every state are doing their utmost to achieve the dream of free, unlimited flight and it is precisely here where changes can be made which would have a radical effect on our whole way of life. The borders between countries would lose their significance, because they could not be closed off from each other. Linguistic differences would disappear, as human mobility increased. National defence would cease to devour the best resources of nations as it would become impossible in itself. And the necessity of resolving disagreements among nations in some other way than by bloody battles would, in its turn, lead us to eternal peace.
We are getting closer to this goal. When we will reach it, I do not know.
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
How to be like Mike (2005)
— Don W. Wilson Archivist of the United States 1942
As quoted in e-Study Guide for: American Government and Politics Today Google Books http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=suExAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT51&dq=%22I+take+great+satisfaction+in+seeing+people+and+organizations+achieve+goals+they+might+have+originally+believed+to+be+beyond+their+reach%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=i0iDU8G8BMix0AW17IDgDw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22I%20take%20great%20satisfaction%20in%20seeing%20people%20and%20organizations%20achieve%20goals%20they%20might%20have%20originally%20believed%20to%20be%20beyond%20their%20reach%22&f=false
— Ronaldo Brazilian association football player 1976
Speech for the United Nations. http://www.undp.org/goodwill/ronaldo.shtml
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Variante: The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović Swedish association football player 1981
On his goals which are too good to be recreated on games consoles http://www.insideworldsoccer.com/2013/12/you-cant-copy-zlatan-ibrahimovic-goals-even-in-video-games.html.
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
— Judith McNaught American writer 1944
Fonte: Once and Always
— Satoru Iwata Japanese video game programmer and businessman 1959 - 2015
Profile: Satoru Iwata, 2007-03-03, IGN, p. 3 http://cube.ign.com/articles/530/530986p3.html,
— Louis Zamperini Italian-American middle distance runner 1917 - 2014
Fonte: Devil at My Heels
— Umberto Eco, livro O Pêndulo de Foucault (livro)
Fonte: Foucault's Pendulum
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— Billy Wilder American filmmaker 1906 - 2002
David Ben-Gurion, as quoted in Israel : Years of Crisis Years of Hope (1973) by Roman Frister, p. 45
— David Ben-Gurion Israeli politician, Zionist leader, prime minister of Israel 1886 - 1973
Interview on CBS, (5 October 1956)
As quoted in Israel : Years of Crisis Years of Hope (1973) by Roman Frister, p. 45
Variante: Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist.
— Audrey Hepburn British actress 1929 - 1993
David Ben Gurion, as quoted in Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient (1978) by Charles A. Garfield
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
Fonte: Meditation and Its Methods According to Swami Vivekananda
— Rudolf Rocker anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist 1873 - 1958
The London Years (1956)