„Love is never a fulfillment. Life is never a thing of continuous bliss. There is no paradise. Fight and laugh and feel bitter and feel bliss: and fight again. Fight, fight. That is life.“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
„Is life worth living? Yes, so long
As there is wrong to right,
Wail of the weak against the strong,
Or tyranny to fight;“
— Alfred Austin British writer and poet 1835 - 1913
„In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
„Without excuse and self-consideration of health or limb or life, true soldiers fight, live to fight, love the thickest of the fight, and die in the midst of it.“
— William Booth British Methodist preacher 1829 - 1912
As quoted in Revolution (2005) by Stephen Court & Aaron White <!-- Credo Press, 2005. Vancouver, British Columbia -->.
„Those who are weak don't fight.
Those who are stronger might fight
for an hour.
Those who are stronger still might fight
for many years.
The strongest fight
their whole life.
They are the indispensable ones.“
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
"In Praise of the Fighters" (song) Variant translation: There are men who struggle for a day and they are good. There are men who struggle for a year and they are better. There are men who struggle many years, and they are better still. But there are those who struggle all their lives: These are the indispensable ones. As quoted in Democracy Unbound : Progressive Challenges to the Two Party System (1997) by David Reynolds; also quoted by Cuban musician and poet Silvio Rodríguez before his song "Sueño con serpientes". Also quoted by Eduardo Galeano (Uruguayan writer) to describe Nestor Kirchner as he received the notice of his death.
— Ture Nerman Swedish socialist 1886 - 1969
Socialist newspaper Nya Samhället (24 September 1913)
— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
„I am not interested in dry economic socialism. We are fighting against misery, but we are also fighting against alienation.“
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967
Context: I am not interested in dry economic socialism. We are fighting against misery, but we are also fighting against alienation. One of the fundamental objectives of Marxism is to remove interest, the factor of individual interest, and gain, from people's psychological motivations. Marx was preoccupied both with economic factors and with their repercussions on the spirit. If communism isn't interested in this too, it may be a method of distributing goods, but it will never be a revolutionary way of life. As quoted in The Many Faces of Socialism Comparative Sociology and Politics (1983) by Paul Hollander, p. 224,
— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962