Struggle quotes

  • One touch of Christ is worth a lifetime of struggling.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Struggle #Lifetime #Christ

  • Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Educational #Struggle #Class

  • Those who can bring themselves to renounce wealth, position and power accruing from a social system based on violence and putting a premium on acquisitiveness, and to identify themselves in some real fashion with the struggle of the masses toward the light, may help in a measure - more, doubtless, by life than by words - to devise a more excellent way, a technique of social progress less crude, brutal, costly and slow than mankind has yet evolved.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Fashion #Real #Struggle

  • At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can't take anything, you won't get anything, and if you can't hold anything, you won't keep anything. And you can't take anything without organization.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Struggle #Organization #Tables

  • A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Powerful #Struggle #Rights

  • Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Powerful #Struggle #Curiosity

  • I am always struggling in finding time to daily grow in my faith. If you are not in the Word or focusing on Christ, or into prayer, you can't help but slip at times.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Prayer #Struggle #Helping

  • The struggle of today is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Struggle #Today #Environment

  • My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #War #Believe #Struggle

  • This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Struggle #Office #Tests

  • The purpose of armed struggle is not simply to kill ... its purpose is to reach a political goal,
    -- Abu Abbas

    #Struggle #Goal #Political

  • I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Atheist #Struggle #Clouds

  • It's a really big struggle for me to write a song. Songs take either 30 seconds for me to write or a year or two to piece together, depending on the song and how I'm feeling on any given day. I don't really like to write music at all unless I am completely unbothered by touring.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Song #Struggle #Writing

  • The real struggle for us is for the citizen to cease to be the property of the state.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #Real #Struggle #Citizens

  • Winning the war on terrorism will also require a level of moral clarity that can provide a vision for struggling people and nations everywhere.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #War #Struggle #Winning

  • Man has become great through struggle
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Men

  • In actual fact the pacifistic-humane idea is perfectly all right perhaps when the highest type of man has previously conquered and subjected the world to an extent that makes him the sole ruler of this earth… Therefore, first struggle and then perhaps pacifism.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Men #Ideas

  • I never lost my belief, in the midst of setbacks which were not spared me during my period of struggle. Providence has had the last word and brought me success.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Lasts #Belief

  • Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Peace #Strong #Struggle

  • I began to study again, and now for the first time really achieved an understanding of the content of the Jew Karl Marx's life effort. Only now did his Capital become really intelligible to me, and also the struggle of the Social Democracy against the national economy, which aims only to prepare the ground for the domination of truly international finance and stock exchange capital.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Effort #Understanding

  • It must never be forgotten that nothing that is really great in this world has ever been achieved by coalitions, but that it has always been the success of a single victor. Coalition successes bear by the very nature of their origin the germ of future crumbling, in fact of the loss of what has already been achieved. Great, truly world-shaking revolutions of a spiritual nature are not even conceivable and realizable except as the titanic struggles of individual formations, never as enterprises of coalitions.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Spiritual #Struggle #Loss

  • Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Father #Struggle #Mean

  • Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Military #Struggle #Fighting

  • The war against Russia will be such that it cannot be conducted in a knightly fashion. This struggle is one of ideologies and racial differences and will have to be conducted with unprecedented, unmerciful and unrelenting harshness.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Fashion #War #Struggle

  • As Fuehrer of the German people and Chancellor of the Reich, I can thank God at this moment that he has so wonderfully blessed us in our hard struggle for what is our right, and beg Him that we and all other nations may find the right way, so that not only the German people but all Europe may once more be granted the blessing of peace.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Blessed #Blessing

  • All in all, this whole period of winter 1919-20 was a single struggle to strengthen confidence in the victorious might of the young movement and raise it to that fanaticism of faith which can move mountains.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Moving #Winter

  • The struggle for world domination is between me and the Jews. All else is meaningless. The Jews have inflicted two wounds on the world: Circumcision for the body and conscience for the soul. I come to free mankind from their shackles.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Two #Soul

  • He who would live must fight. He who doesn't wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Fighting #Law

  • In the ranks of the movement [National Socialist movement], the most devout Protestant could sit beside the most devout Catholic, without coming into the slightest conflict with his religious convictions. The mighty common struggle which both carried on against the destroyer of Aryan humanity had, on the contrary, taught them mutually to respect and esteem one another.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Struggle #Catholic

  • And so he [the Jew] advances on his fatal road until another force comes forth to oppose him, and in a mighty struggle hurls the heaven-stormer back to Lucifer. Germany is today the next great war aim of Bolshevism. It requires all the force of a young missionary idea to raise our people up again, to free them from the snares of this international serpent...
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Struggle #Ideas

  • Only in the struggle between two philosophies can the weapon of brutal force, persistently and ruthlessly applied, lead to a decision for the side it supports.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Philosophy #Struggle #Two

  • I have emerged victorious from my thirty years of struggle. I have freed mankind from superfluous ornament.
    -- Adolf Loos

    #Struggle #Years #Ornaments

  • The fact that a baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Baby #Sex #Struggle

  • Memory only becomes interesting through its struggle with forgetfulness.
    -- Adrian Forty

    #Memories #Struggle #Interesting

  • We are human, so we do go through pain and we struggle with things, but it's all about how you respond to a situation. My whole life, I've been responding in a positive way and keeping a positive mind, keeping God first in my heart, in my mind. No matter what wrong I've done, I know who sees the heart.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Pain #Struggle #Heart

  • Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Struggle #Men #Hands

  • The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity - these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Struggle #Thinking #Opportunity

  • We are tethered to our kind, and may as well join hands in the struggle.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Peace #Struggle #Hands

  • When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Country #Struggle #Horizon

  • My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Country #Struggle #Special

  • Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Military #Struggle #Leader

  • I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page - sometimes every word as well.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Struggle #Pages #Puff

  • Not getting bored of my own story and/or character is one of the main struggles I have had with novel writing, and I have put to bed big chunks of work that just didn't sustain my interest.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Struggle #Writing #Character

  • People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that's not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Struggle #People #Insecurity

  • Once you understand non-self, then the burden of life is gone. You'll be at peace with the world. When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness and we can truly be happy. Learn to let go without struggle, simply let go, to be just as you are - no holding on, no attachment, free.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Letting Go #Struggle #Attachment

  • Some of my colleagues seem more interested in using every procedural method possible to keep the Senate from doing anything than they are in creating jobs or helping Americans struggling in a difficult economy.
    -- Al Franken

    #Jobs #Struggle #Creating

  • The struggle against poverty in the world and the challenge of cutting wealthy country emissions all has a single, very simple solution... Here it is: Put a price on carbon.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Struggle #Cutting

  • The way to paradise is an uphill climb whereas hell is downhill. Hence, there is a struggle to get to paradise and not to hell.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Islamic #Struggle #Paradise

  • Animals engage in a struggle for existence; for resources, to avoid being eaten and to breed. Environmental factors influence organisms to develop new characteristics to ensure survival, thus transforming into new species. Animals that survive to breed can pass on their successful characteristics to offspring.
    -- Al-Jahiz

    #Struggle #Successful #Animal

  • We are presented with an unpleasant choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling, subtle or just charming rituals for which we struggle to find equivalents in secular society.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Letting Go #Struggle #Choices

  • Hawai'i is not truly the idyllic paradise of popular songs--islands of love and tranquility, where nothing bad ever happens. It was and is a place where people work and struggle, live and die, as they do the world over.
    -- Alan Brennert

    #Song #Struggle #Islands

  • The difference between famous creators and struggling artists is that the creators know that improving the lives of others deserves the highest reward.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Struggle #Creativity #Artist

  • The struggle for morality never stays won. It's always in process.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Struggle #Morality #Process

  • I feel like we're between two great possibilities: we're either going to turn things around, and in this generation see the rising sun of a new moral dedication in America, or we're going to lose the struggle for that moral renewal, throw away the basic principles on which our life and civilization is based, and head toward a new century that will make the 20th century look like a dress rehearsal for evil.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Struggle #Dedication #Civilization

  • What does fighting crime mean, exactly? Does it mean upholding the law when a woman shoplifts to feed her children, or does it mean struggling to uncover the ones who, quite legally, have brought about her poverty?
    -- Alan Moore

    #Children #Struggle #Mean

  • Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Life #Wise #Struggle

  • Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding - He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Jesus #Giving Up #Struggle

  • I really struggle to pinpoint whether I became a scientist because I like science fiction, or did I gravitate to science fiction because I identified strongly with scientists.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #Struggle #Fiction #Scientist

  • In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Fear #Struggle #Self

  • There is scarcely any passion without struggle.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Passion #Existentialism

  • It's not the struggle that makes us artists, but Art that makes us struggle.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Art #Struggle #Artist

  • The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Heart #Hard Times

  • The struggle to the top alone will make a human heart SWELL.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Heart #Human Heart

  • In the next few years the struggle will not be between utopia and reality, but between different utopias, each trying to impose itself on reality ... we can no longer hope to save everything, but ... we can at least try to save lives, so that some kind of future, if perhaps not the ideal one, will remain possible.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Reality #Years

  • I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Heart #Men

  • The struggle to reach the top is itself enough to fulfill the heart of man. One must believe that Sisyphus is happy.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Struggle #Heart

  • I shall not, as far as I am concerned, try to pass myself off as a Christian in your presence. I share with you the same revulsion from evil. But I do not share your hope, and I continue to struggle against this universe in which children suffer and die.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Christian #Children #Struggle

  • Since the order of the world is shaped by death, mightn't it be better for God if we refuse to believe in Him, and struggle with all our might against death without raising our eyes towards the heaven where He sits in silence?
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Struggle #Eye

  • Germany collapsed as a result of having engaged in a struggle for empire with the concepts of provincial politics.
    -- Albert Camus

    #War #Struggle #Germany

  • Do you believe in God, doctor?" No - but what does that really mean? I'm fumbling in the dark, struggling to make something out. But I've long ceased finding that original.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Struggle #Mean

  • But in order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The seas, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death--these are things that unite us all. We resemble one another in what we see together, in what we suffer together. Dreams change from individual, but the reality of the world is common to us all. Striving towards realism is therefore legitimate, for it is basically related to the artistic adventure.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Dream #Rain #Struggle

  • It is the cells which create and maintain in us, during the span of our lives, our will to live and survive, to search and experiment, and to struggle.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Struggle #Cells #Experiments

  • Only the Catholic Church protested against the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty. Up till then I had not been interested in the Church, but today I feel a great admiration for the Church, which alone has had the courage to struggle for spiritual truth and moral liberty
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Spiritual #Struggle #Catholic

  • The conflict that exists today is no more than an old-style struggle for power, once again presented to mankind in semireligious trappings. The difference is that, this time, the development of atomic power has imbued the struggle with a ghostly character; for both parties know and admit that, should the quarrel deteriorate into actual war, mankind is doomed.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #War #Party #Struggle

  • Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Struggle #Animal #Men

  • He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Strong #Stress #Struggle

  • Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Happiness #Struggle #Passion

  • I feel I'm in 2006 form to be honest. I hear a lot of comparisons to 2004, but I never changed. Last year was a struggle but I've worked hard. . . I'm not going back, I'm going forward.
    -- Alecko Eskandarian

    #Struggle #Years #Lasts

  • To have this opportunity, in light of my familys struggles, made me want to create something lasting and relevant.
    -- Alek Wek

    #Struggle #Opportunity #Light

  • In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Struggle #Fighting #Play

  • I have always had that inner drive, since my birth. And I have always devoted myself gladly to work - to work and to the struggle.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Struggle #Birth

  • We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Struggle #People #News

  • For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of human nature, an understanding of the opponent's psychology.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Struggle #Psychology #Understanding

  • Man's inhumanity to man is not the last word. The truth lies deeper. It is economic slavery, the savage struggle for a crumb, that has converted mankind into wolves and sheep.
    -- Alexander Berkman

    #Lying #Struggle #Men

  • Man is either governed by his own laws - freedom - or the laws of another - slavery. Are you willing to become slaves? Will you give up your freedom, your life and your property without a single struggle? No man has a right to rule over his fellow creatures.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Giving Up #Freedom #Struggle

  • This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Struggle #Play #Roles

  • Unfortunately, most people do not stop to feel their tiredness. Faced with the pressures of life, they believe that it is a matter of survival to go on as they have been. Feeling tired raises a deep fear that they may not be able to continue the struggle. Many find it difficult to say, ‘I can’t.’ As children, they were taught that where there’s a will, there’s a way. To say, ‘I can’t,’ is to admit failure, which is seen as evidence that they are unworthy of love.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Children #Believe #Struggle

  • A sport, a struggle for results and a fight for prizes. I think that the discussion about "chess is science or chess is art" is already inappropriate. The purpose of modern chess is to reach a result.
    -- Alexander Morozevich

    #Sports #Art #Struggle

  • What was the point in satin and lace if it didn't make a man struggle to speak?
    -- Alexandra Ivy

    #Struggle #Men #Lust

  • It is only in revolutionary struggle against the capitalists of every country, and only in union with the working women and men of the whole world, that we will achieve a new and brighter future-the socialist brotherhood of the workers.
    -- Alexandra Kollontai

    #Country #Struggle #Men

  • Does the open wound in another's breast soften the pain of the gaping wound in our own? Or does the blood which is welling from another man's side staunch that which is pouring from our own? Does the general anguish of our fellow creatures lessen our own private and particular anguish? No, no, each suffers on his own account, each struggles with his own grief, each sheds his own tears.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Pain #Grief #Struggle

  • I can tell you that when I travel the state, when I talk to people, they are really struggling, in a very real way. They're losing their jobs, they're losing their homes, they're dealing with financial challenges.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #Jobs #Real #Struggle

  • The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Struggle #Feelings #Humanity

  • There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    -- Alfred Einstein

    #Struggle #Men #Animal

  • History and the task of the future no longer signify the struggle of class against class or the conflict between one church dogma and another, but the settlement between blood and blood, race and race, Folk and Folk. And that means: the struggle of spiritual values against each other.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Spiritual #Struggle #Mean

  • I have all but killed myself for Photography. My passion for it is greater than ever. It's forty years that I have fought its fight... I am not fighting to make a 'name' for myself. Maybe you have some feeling for what the fight is for. It's a world's fight... All that's born of spirit seems mad in these days of materialism run riot.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Photography #Running #Struggle

  • Some people act as if there were a penalty for carrying concealed troubles. They exhibit them at every opportunity, begging for sympathy, even condescending to accept pity. Such persons never realize that the very ones to whom they are complaining are often struggling under a burden greater than their own.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Struggle #Opportunity #People

  • Destitution and excessive luxury develop apparently the same ideals, the same marauding attitude towards mankind, the intensity of struggle for material goods, -- surely showing how perfect is the meeting of extremes.
    -- Alice James

    #Attitude #Struggle #Luxury

  • Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery and emotional acceptance of the truth in the individual and unique history of our childhood.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Struggle #Acceptance #Emotional

  • In my suffrage work, I learned beyond question that the news coming through the great press agencies was colored and distorted; and if this has been done on one subject, it has doubtless been done on others. A good many women, I think, learned a wholesome distrust of press reports during the suffrage struggle.
    -- Alice Stone Blackwell

    #Struggle #Thinking #Agency