A Quote by Tecumseh, of the Shawnees on country, death, destruction, oppression, people, spirit, and struggle

Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun. Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us? I know you will cry with me, "NEVER! NEVER!."


Source: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Page 1.

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A Quote by T. T. Munger on evil, good, goodness, life, love, overcoming, patience, selfishness, struggle, sympathy, weakness, and wisdom

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.

T. T. Munger (1830 - 1910)

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A Quote by Susa Young Gates on life, love, reward, and struggle

We must love one another. Only [by doing] so can our long years of toil and struggle reach full reward and we be crowned with life everlasting.

Susa Young Gates

Source: Relief Society Magazine, May 1921

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on bankers, behavior, friendship, learning, reason, struggle, time, water, and wisdom

A young man came to Socrates one time and said, "Mr. Socrates, I have come 1,600 miles to talk to you about wisdom and learning." He said, "You are a man of wisdom and learning, and I would like to be a man of wisdom and learning." Socrates said, "Come follow me," and he led the way down to the seashore. They waded out into the water up to their waists, and then Socrates turned on his friend and held his head under the water. His friend struggled and kicked and bucked and tried to get away, but Socrates held him down. Now if you hold someone's head under the water long enough, he will eventually become fairly peaceable. And after this man had stopped struggling, Socrates laid him out on the bank to dry, and he went back to the market place. After the young man had dried out a little bit, he came back to Socrates to find the reason for this rather unusual behavior. Socrates said to him, "When your head was under the water, what was the one thing you wanted more than anything else?" And the man said, "More than anything else, I wanted air." Socrates said, "All right, when you want wisdom and learning like you wanted air, you won't have to ask anybody to give it to you."

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: February 9, 1965, at BYU

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A Quote by Stephen Butler Leacock on effort, endings, fighting, growth, past, people, struggle, and victory

How can you shorten the subject? That stern struggle with the multiplication table, for many people not yet ended in victory, how can you make it less? Square root, as obdurate as a hardwood stump in a pasturenothing but years of effort can extract it. You can't hurry the process. Or pass from arithmetic to algebra; you can't shoulder your way past quadratic equations or ripple through the binomial theorem. Instead, the other way; your feet are impeded in the tangled growth, your pace slackens, you sink and fall somewhere near the binomial theorem with the calculus in sight on the horizon. So died, for each of us, still bravely fighting, our mathematical training; except for a set of people called "mathematicians" -- born so, like crooks.

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on choice, necessity, and struggle

What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles, is little more than choice to him that struggles.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on achievement, difficulty, fighting, honor, life, struggle, and success

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honour. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Self-Help.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on difficulty, duty, inspiration, men, struggle, suffering, and work

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on delay, indifference, kindness, labor, life, struggle, and water

Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take care of my labors, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). February 7, 1754, Letter to Lord Chesterfield.

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on ancestry, cheating, constitution, country, danger, diligence, duty, freedom, generations, men, struggle, suffering, present, violence, worth, and elightenment

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Article published in 1771.

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