„She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.“

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Frances Hodgson Burnett1
romancière anglaise 1849 - 1924
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„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.

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„No matter what your fight, don't be ladylike! God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.“

—  Mary Harris Jones Irish-born American labor and community organizer 1837 - 1930
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„This fight is against slavery; if we lose it, you will be made free.“

—  Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate Army general 1821 - 1877
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„Fight to preserve these traits of civilization, that made us go forward.“

—  Janusz Korwin-Mikke polish politician 1942
source: Asked about sense of conservatism, blog, 6 March 2008

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