„No sooner said than done—so acts your man of worth.“

—  Ennius, As quoted by Priscianus in Ars Prisciani, Book VI

Dictum factumque facit frux.

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poète latin -239 - -169 avant J.-C.

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„3017. It is sooner said than done.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

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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
" First Visit to England http://www.emersoncentral.com/first_visit_england.htm" in English Traits http://www.emersoncentral.com/english.htm (1856)

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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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„The sooner you treat him as a man, the sooner he will begin to be one“

—  John Locke English philosopher and physician 1632 - 1704
Context: A father would do well, as his son grows up, and is capable of it, to talk familiarly with him; nay, ask his advice, and consult with him about those things wherein he has any knowledge or understanding. By this, the father will gain two things, both of great moment. The sooner you treat him as a man, the sooner he will begin to be one; and if you admit him into serious discourses sometimes with you, you will insensibly raise his mind above the usual amusements of youth, and those trifling occupations which it is commonly wasted in. For it is easy to observe, that many young men continue longer in thought and conversation of school-boys than otherwise they would, because their parents keep them at that distance, and in that low rank, by all their carriage to them. Sec. 95