„No sooner said than done—so acts your man of worth.“
Dictum factumque facit frux.

—  Ennius, As quoted by Priscianus in Ars Prisciani, Book VI
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„The thing done avails, and not what is said about it. An original sentence, a step forward, is worth more than all the censures.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
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„The blade entered his body to the hilt.
No sooner had I done this thing than I recoiled, wild with terror at the deed.“

—  Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
Context: I was suddenly carried away by rage to the point of losing all control over my frenzy. "Ah!" I cried, "since you will not do justice on yourself, die then, at once!" I stretched out my hand and seized the dagger which he had recently placed upon the table. He looked at me without flinching, or recoiling; indeed presenting his breast to me, as though to brave my childish rage. I was on his left bending down, and ready to spring. I saw his smile of contempt, and then with all my strength I struck him with the knife in the direction of the heart. The blade entered his body to the hilt. No sooner had I done this thing than I recoiled, wild with terror at the deed. He uttered a cry. His face was distorted with terrible agony, and he moved his right hand towards the wound, as though he would draw out the dagger. He looked at me, convulsed; I saw that he wanted to speak; his lips moved, but no sound issued from his mouth. The expression of a supreme effort passed into his eyes, he turned to the table, took a pen, dipped it into the inkstand, and traced two lines on a sheet of paper within his reach. He looked at me again, his lips moved once more, then he fell down like a log. Ch. 13

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„Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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„Your life is worth much more than gold.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
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