„Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.“

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Leonard Woolf
1880 - 1969

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—  Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and paramount leader of China 1953
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„It must have required enormous effort for man to overcome his natural tendency to live like the animals in a continual present.“

—  Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000
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„The long labor of peace is an undertaking for every nation — and in this effort none of us can remain unaligned. To this goal none can be uncommitted.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
1963, UN speech, Context: The task of building the peace lies with the leaders of every nation, large and small. For the great powers have no monopoly on conflict or ambition. The cold war is not the only expression of tension in this world — and the nuclear race is not the only arms race. Even little wars are dangerous in a nuclear world. The long labor of peace is an undertaking for every nation — and in this effort none of us can remain unaligned. To this goal none can be uncommitted.

„Defeating the infidels requires a much greater effort. It requires the mobilization of the nation.“

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„The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.“

—  Henri Matisse French artist 1869 - 1954
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„Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.“

—  Emma Goldman anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches 1868 - 1940
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„Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills.
It is not the effort nor the failure tires.
The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.“

—  William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984
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„Ishta-devata and Guru are aids - very powerful aids on this path. But an aid to be effective requires your effort also. Your effort is a sine qua non.“

—  Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
Abide as the Self, It is you who should see the sun. Can spectacles and the sun see for you? You yourself have to see your true nature. Not much aid is required for doing it!

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„The question is whether personal freedom is worth the terrible effort, the never-lifted burden and risks of self-reliance.“

—  Rose Wilder Lane American journalist 1886 - 1968
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