„I found myself jealous of the people who wrote the books. They were dead and they were still taking up my time. Who did they think they were?“

—  Ned Vizzini, livro It's Kind of a Funny Story
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„I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart. I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry this time my people were led by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge. Germany, good luck.“

—  Ernst Kaltenbrunner Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany executed for war crimes 1903 - 1946
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„Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931
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„A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.“

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„There were times when other people said I was on the short list, but as time passed and nothing happened, I didn’t expect the recognition would come because people who were familiar with my work were slowly dying off.“

—  Leonid Hurwicz Russian-American economist and mathematician 1917 - 2008
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