Quotations About / On: SURRENDER

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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).)
  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
    (Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, ch. 31 (1969).)
    More quotations from: Maya Angelou, surrender, life
  • 16.
    Frenchmen, we do not accept your surrender. You surrender only to the enemy. If you're Vichy, fight us. If you're Frenchmen, join us.
    (Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. American commander (uncredited), The Big Red One, upon proffer of French surrender at invasion of North Africa (1980).)
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  • 17.
    “What a lot of graves there are laid out as far as the eye can see!. Their headstones are like hands raised in surrender, though they are beyond being threatened by anything. A city of silence and truth, where success and failure, murderer and victim come together, where thieves and policeman lie side by side in peace for the first and last time.”
    (Naguib Mahfouz, The Thief and the Dogs)
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  • 18.
    To the thief, do not lynch him. Feed him if he's hungry, shelter him if you can, nurture him then- but if you can't - surrender him to the government, let the government give you a protector in him, a philanthropist, a doctor.
    (A Traveller)
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  • 19.
    “To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.”
    (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
    More quotations from: Maya Angelou
  • 20.
    In ambition is effort which is violence. In violence is destruction. Creativity is in surrender, In being a silent medium, where there is no ambition at all.
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
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