— Bernard Malamud American author 1914 - 1986
The Natural (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) p. 149 http://books.google.com/books?id=wCWhegoGUxwC&q=%22I+don't+think+you+can+do+anything+for+anyone+without+giving+up+something+of+your+own%22&pg=PA149#v=onepage. (originally published 1952)
„Democracy may be alright for certain people in the world, but I don't think the type of democracy Fiji needs is the type Australia and New Zealand enjoy.“
— Jona Senilagakali Prime Minister of Fiji 1929 - 2011
in a December 6, 2006 interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
„It's not to pretend you can do everything, but if people like you – in the sense of admiring or having respect for what you are trying to do – then they will understand the odd blemish. If people don't like you, and lack confidence in what you are trying to do, they won't forgive you anything.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
„Socialists don't like people to do things for themselves. Socialists like to get people dependent on the state! You never build a great society that way.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
„To not like is not the same as to hate. You don't like the Taliban, do you? We Brazilian people don't like homosexuals, but we don't persecute and hunt homosexuals.“
— Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955
Interview to Stephen Fry in October 2013. Jair Bolsonaro provoca polêmica em documentário do ator Stephen Fry sobre homofobia https://vejasp.abril.com.br/blog/pop/jair-bolsonaro-provoca-polemica-em-documentario-do-ator-stephen-fry-sobre-homofobia/. Veja SP (23 October 2013).
„You think when you don't want to do anything. Thinking is a poor alternative to acting. Your thinking is consuming all your energy. Act, don't think!“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
As quoted in A Taste of Death: Thirty Days with U.G. in Gstaad, Switzerland http://www.scribd.com/doc/3101240/A-Taste-of-Death (1995) by Mahesh Bhatt. Bhatt precedes this quote with the observation "You are what you do, not what you say you want to do" which has sometimes been misquoted as part of Krishnamurti's statement.
„"I know you don't have to help us out-it's a favor-"
"Stop. I don't do favors, Alec. I do things for you because-- well, why do you think I do them?“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Alec and Magnus, pg. 406
„I don't think anyone ever remembers what they were really like as kids. Adults think they do, but they don't. Photos and videos don't capture the real you, or bring back to life the person you used to be. You have to return to the past to do that.“
— Darren Shan, Sons of Destiny
„This very remarkable man
Commends a most practical plan:
You can do what you want
If you don't think you can't,
So don't think you can't – think you can.“
— Charles Inge
"On Monsieur Coué", Epigram in The Week-end Book (1928), p. 217.