„Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.“

Variante: A kite flies against the wind, not with it.

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Winston Churchill114
Político britânico 1874 - 1965

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Lewis Mumford photo

„A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. Even a head wind is better than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm.“

—  Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic 1895 - 1990

John Neal, as quoted in The Journal of Education for Upper Canada Vol. III (1850)
Misattributed

Frank Harris photo

„Strong men are made by opposition; like kites they go up against the wind.“

—  Frank Harris Irish journalist and rogue 1856 - 1931

Oscar Wilde ([1916] 1997) ch. 6, p. 59.

Lauren Bacall photo

„Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.“

—  Lauren Bacall, By Myself and Then Some

Fonte: Lauren Bacall By Myself and Then Some (2005)

Robert Jordan photo

„We rode on the winds of the rising storm“

—  Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn

Footer to the last chapter.
Crossroads of Twilight (7 January 2003)
Fonte: The Dragon Reborn

Paul Valéry photo

„The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live!“

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

As translated by by C. Day Lewis
Variant translations:
The wind is rising ... we must attempt to live.
Charmes ou poèmes (1922)
Contexto: The wind is rising!... We must try to live!
The huge air opens and shuts my book: the wave
Dares to explode out of the rocks in reeking
Spray. Fly away, my sun-bewildered pages!
Break, waves! Break up with your rejoicing surges
This quiet roof where sails like doves were pecking.

„Orioles fly over tall grasses in second-month weather;
Willows sweep the riverbank, intoxicated with mist.
Children return home in haste after school,
Eager to fly kites when there is yet wind.“

—  Gao Ding

"Living in a Village" (《村居》), in Four-line poems of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties (Translated in English), p. 311 (ISBN 978-7560025827)
Variant translation:
Grass is stretching, birds are dancing in the spring days.
The willow trees wholeheartedly absorb the sun's rays.
My after-school schedule today is unusually tight.
The first business is, of course, in east wind to kite.
"Country Life", as translated by Xian Mao in Children's Version of 60 Classical Chinese Poems, p. 60 (ISBN 978-1468559040)
Original: (zh) 草长莺飞二月天,
拂堤杨柳醉春烟。
儿童放学归来早,
忙趁东风放纸鸢。

Osama bin Laden photo

„Every Muslim must rise to defend his religion. The wind of faith is blowing.“

—  Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011

Video statement broadcast on the Arabic-language Al-Jazeera TV station. (7 October 2001) http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/world/0302/timeline.bin.laden.audio/content.1.html.
2000s, 2001

David Levithan photo

„And who am I to blow against the wind?“

—  David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Fonte: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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John Lennon photo

„For the benefit of Mr. Kite
there will be a show tonight on trampoline.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (1967)
Lyrics

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Emperor Wu of Han photo

„Autumn wind rises, white clouds fly.
Grass and trees wither; geese go south.“

—  Emperor Wu of Han emperor Wu-Ti -156 - -87 a.C.

The Autumn Wind 127 BC (translated by Arthur Waley), Dictionary of Quotations, Chambers: Edinburgh, U.K, 2005, p. 930
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Octavio Paz photo

„Already many carry the purple insignia in their flesh. The light wind rises from the meadows of the past, and hurries closer to our time.“

—  Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998

The Clerk's Vision (1949)
Contexto: No use going out or staying at home. No use erecting walls against the impalpable. A mouth will extinguish all the fires, a doubt will root up all the decisions. It will be everywhere without being anywhere. It will blur all the. mirrors. Penetrating walls and convictions, vestments and well-tempered souls, it will install itself in the marrow of everyone. Whistling between body and body, crouching between soul and soul. And all the wounds will open because, with expert and delicate, although somewhat cold, hands, it will irritate sores and pimples, will burst pustules and swellings and dig into the old, badly healed wounds. Oh fountain of blood, forever inexhaustible! Life will be a knife, a gray and agile and cutting and exact and arbitrary blade that falls and slashes and divides. To crack, to claw, to quarter, the verbs that move with giant steps against us!
It is not the sword that shines in the confusion of what will be. It is not the saber, but fear and the whip. I speak of what is already among us. Everywhere there are trembling and whispers, insinuations and murmurs. Everywhere the light wind blows, the breeze that provokes the immense Whiplash each time it unwinds in the air. Already many carry the purple insignia in their flesh. The light wind rises from the meadows of the past, and hurries closer to our time.

Robert Frost photo

„The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 419
Undated

Henry Ford photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“