„I never miss a chance to reject military action against my homeland.“
— Jorge Rafael Videla Argentinian President 1925 - 2013
As quoted in anon (May 18, 2013) "Argentine 'Dirty War' leader Jorge Rafael Videla dies". ABC News.
„Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.“
— Edward VIII of the United Kingdom king of the United Kingdom and its dominions in 1936 1894 - 1972
A King's Story http://books.google.com/books?id=D2a1AAAAIAAJ&q=%22only+two+rules+really+count+never+miss+an+opportunity+to+relieve+yourself+never+miss+a+chance+to+sit+down+and+rest+your+feet%22&pg=PA132#v=onepage (1951)
— Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975
"Christmas in July" (2006)
„I have vociferously rejected and expressed my opposition to any kind of military action against my homeland! There is a much better way – far less costly and more legitimate – to put an end to the principal source of militancy in our region: Supporting the people of Iran, as the most natural ally to the free world in their quest to rid themselves of the clerical regime. A combination of domestic pressure coupled with a cohesive international economic and diplomatic pressure will enable the people of Iran, an “army in place,” to rid themselves of the regime. It however very much concerns me that due to the mounting domestic problems the regime is faced with, it may in fact invite and seek such a confrontation.“
— Reza Pahlavi Last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran 1960
As quoted by Ahmad Zakaria, Al-Watan Daily: Interview With Reza Pahlavi Of Iran http://www.rezapahlavi.org/details_article.php?article=197&page=4, Al-Watan Daily (Kuwait), Nov 27, 2007.
„How many spectacles I've missed:
the curtain rising without me,
and falling too. How many friends
I never had the chance to meet.“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
Context: This cruel age has deflected me, like a river from this course. Strayed from its familiar shores, my changeling life has flowed into a sister channel. How many spectacles I've missed: the curtain rising without me, and falling too. How many friends I never had the chance to meet.
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
"Walt's Profit Formula: Dream, Diversity, and Never Miss an Angle" in Wall Street Journal (4 February 1958)
„An opportunity missed once will present itself again, whereas a too hasty action can never be recalled.“
— Pierre Choderlos de Laclos French novelist, official and army general 1741 - 1803
Letter 33: La Marquise de Merteuil to le Vicomte de Valmont. Trans. P.W.K. Stone (1961). http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Les_Liaisons_dangereuses_-_Lettre_33
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Original: Minha Pátria é a língua portuguesa. Ibid., p. 230 Translation variants: My fatherland is the Portuguese language. My nation is the Portuguese language. My country is the Portuguese language. My home is the Portuguese language.
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
„I never felt that my dedication to military service was a violation of my faith in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
— Mahmoud Darwich, Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems
— Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943
In response telegram to the President of HSS (Croatian Peasant Party), Vladko Maček http://predsjednik.hr/Default.aspx?art=12900&sec=810 (June 1936)