— T.C. Boyle American novelist and short story writer 1948
„Give the world the best you have, and you will get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have got anyway!“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
— Henry Howard Brownell American writer and historian 1820 - 1872
The River Fight (published 1864). Compare: "War is hell", attributed to William Tecumseh Sherman; "This is the soldier brave enough to tell, The glory-dazzled world that 'war is hell'", Henry van Dyke, On the St. Gaudens Statue of Sherman.
— Raymond Chandler Novelist, screenwriter 1888 - 1959
„If you say to me that men are so made that the strongest kicks the weakest in the teeth and then the strongest survive“
— Malcolm Muggeridge English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist 1903 - 1900
Context: If you say to me that men are so made that the strongest kicks the weakest in the teeth and then the strongest survive, and go on to argue that if you apply this to economics you will get a happy society, you have done an irreparable wrong as we know, as we have seen. On the morality of applying eugenic Darwinism to the social order. Jesus Rediscovered (1969, 1979), ch. XVII. A Dialogue with Roy Trevivian, Doubleday, New York, p. 203. http://books.google.com/books?ei=xYd9VPDlHsaZNreOgYAC&id=yTwNAQAAMAAJ&dq=038514654X&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22kicks+the+weakest+in+the+teeth%22+ http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/mugridge/jred/jredcont.htm
— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, , p. 53 Variant: You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there. What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, , p. 39 Variant: If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else.
„If you're going to do something stupid—and we all do—it might as well be a brave and foolish thing.“
— Samuel R. Delany American author, professor and literary critic 1942