Quotations About / On: SURRENDER

  • 1.
    Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances.
    (Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), The Empire Strikes Back, suggesting he, Han Solo, and Leia surrender to the Empire after they are outnumbered (1980).)
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  • 2.
    You don't have power if you surrender all your principles—you have office.
    (Ron Todd (b. 1927), British trade unionist. Quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, June 17, 1988).)
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  • 3.
    sometimes insomnia is a catalyst to producing inspired art sometimes we must just surrender slip past insomnia and rest
    (Terence George Craddock March 31 2015)
  • 4.
    A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
    (Thomas Browne (1605-1682), British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 1, sct. 6 (1643).)
  • 5.
    We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
    (Rémy De Gourmont (1858-1915), French critic, novelist. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. and trans. by Glen S. Burne (1966). "The Value of Education," Le Chemin de Velours (1902).)
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  • 6.
    What are all the orgies of Bacchus when compared to the intoxication of someone who completely surrenders to continence!
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 7.
    We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.
    (Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, introduction (1967, trans. 1983).)
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  • 8.
    It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 22.)
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  • 9.
    Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
    (Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for Dec. 17, 1856 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphrey Ward (1892).)
  • 10.
    The cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Henry Asbury, Nov. 19, 1858. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 339, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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