— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Vittorio Alfieri, Oreste
Spesso è da forte,
Più che il morire, il vivere.
Oreste, IV, 2; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 440.
„(…) Now people with courage are needed. It is better to die, facing life with courage. To live as a coward is shameful – it is better that the coward drown himself in the river. (…) Awake! Arise! Be brave!“
— Haidakhan Babaji teacher in northern India
Courage and alertness
Источник: The Teachings of Babaji, 5 July 1983.
„Come back again, old heart! Ah me!
Methinks in those thy coward fears
There might, perchance, a courage be,
That fails in these the manlier years;
Courage to let the courage sink,
Itself a coward base to think,
Rather than not for heavenly light
Wait on to show the truly right.“
— Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861
The Higher Courage http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/C/CloughArthurHugh/verse/poemsproseremains/highercourage.html, st. 7 (1840).
„Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear; The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.“
— Meg Cabot, The Princess Diaries
Источник: The Princess Diaries
„Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.“
— James Neil Hollingworth talent manager 1933 - 1996
Quoted in K. Patrick Malone, Inside a Haunted Mind (2008) p. 167
„These Americans are cowards, because if they were courageous, they would have confronted us face-to-face, rather than coming at us from behind“
— Tariq Aziz Iraqi Foreign Minister under Saddam Hussein 1936 - 2015
attributed to Tareq Aziz in a July, 2007 interview http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1516.htm with former Iraqi press secretary Abd Al-Jabbar Muhsen
— Georg Büchner, Danton's Death
Dantons Tod (Danton's Death) (1835)
— Emiliano Zapata Mexican Revolutionary 1879 - 1919
Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas.
As quoted in Liberation Theologies in North America and Europe (1979) by Gerald H. Anderson and Thomas F. Stransky, p. 281; this is sometimes misattributed to the more modern revolutionary, Che Guevara, and to "La Pasionaria" Dolores Ibárruri, especially in Spain, where she popularized it in her famous speeches during the Spanish Civil War, to José Martí, and to Aeschylus who is credited with a similar declaration in Prometheus Bound: "For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life." The phrase "better that we should die on our feet rather than live on our knees" was spoken by François-Noël Gracchus Babeuf in his defence of the Conspiracy of Equals in April 1797. In French it read, 'Ne vaut-il pas mieux emporter la gloire de n'avoir pas survecu a la servitude?' but translated this bears no resemblance whatever to the quote under discussion. see: The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf Before the High Court of Vendome (1967), edited and translated by John Anthony Scott, p. 88 and p. 90, n. 12.
¡Prefiero morir de pie que vivir siempre arrodillado!
I'd prefer to die standing, than to live always on my knees.
As quoted in Operación Cobra : historia de una gesta romántica (1988) by Alvaro Pablo Ortiz and Oscar Lara, p. 29
Men of the South! It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
With an extension, as quoted in Timeless Mexico (1944) by Hudson Strode, p. 259
I would rather die standing than live on my knees!
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
I prefer to die standing than to live forever kneeling.
Prefer death on your feet to living on your knees.
— Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 до н.э.
— Michael Crichton American author, screenwriter, film producer 1942 - 2008
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
„Far better is it to have a stout heart always, and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen.“
— Herodotus, книга История
Book 7, Ch. 50 (trans. George Rawlinson)
Variant translation: It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
— Azar Nafisi, книга Reading Lolita in Tehran
Источник: Reading Lolita in Tehran
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
— Tamora Pierce, книга Alanna: The First Adventure
Источник: Alanna: The First Adventure
„…do not courageous men endure death because they are afraid of yet greater evils? …Then all but philosophers are courageous only from fear, and because they are afraid; and yet that a man should be courageous from fear, and because he is a coward, is surely a strange thing.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 до н.э.