„[T]he race is long - to finish first, first you must finish.“

—  Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Zdroj: The Art of Racing in the Rain

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americký spisovatel 1964

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„First, you have to finish.“

—  Michael Schumacher German racing driver 1969

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„It isn't important who is ahead at one time or another in either an election or horse race. It's the horse that comes in first at the finish line that counts.“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972

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„All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1961, Inaugural Address
Kontext: If a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

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„Marketing is a race without a finishing line“

—  Philip Kotler American marketing author, consultant and professor 1931

Zdroj: Marketing Insights from A to Z: 80 Concepts Every Manager Needs to Know

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„A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

1969 note to self, as quoted in Nixon (1987) by Stephen E. Ambrose, p. 284
1960s
Varianta: A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

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„The individual begins that long effort as an Outsider; he may finish it as a saint.“

—  Colin Wilson, kniha The Outsider

Zdroj: The Outsider (1956), Chapter Nine, Breaking the Circuit, final sentence

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„He is a driver with talent, ability and maturity, he manages to finish all his races. My record is going to be in good hands.“

—  Fernando Alonso Spanish racing driver 1981

Emerson Fittipaldi, after Alonso took his record as Formula One's youngest champion. http://www.theage.com.au/news/motorsport/former-recordholder-hails-alonso/2005/09/26/1127586768600.html

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„The fight must be to a finish—to a knock-out.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945

Interview with Roy Howard of the United Press of America (28 September 1916), quoted in The Times (29 September 1916), p. 7
Secretary of State for War
Kontext: The British soldier is a good sportsman. He enlisted in this war in a sporting spirit—in the best sense of that term. He went in to see fair play to a small nation trampled upon by a bully. He is fighting for fair play. He has fought as a good sportsman. By the thousands he has died a good sportsman. He has never asked anything more than a sporting chance. He has not always had that. When he couldn't get it, he didn’t quit. He played the game. He didn’t squeal, and he has certainly never asked anyone to squeal for him. Under the circumstances the British, now that the fortunes of the game have turned a bit, are not disposed to stop because of the squealing done by Germans or done for Germans by probably well-meaning but misguided sympathizers and humanitarians... During these months when it seemed the finish of the British Army might come quickly, Germany elected to make this a fight to a finish with England. The British soldier was ridiculed and held in contempt. Now we intend to see that Germany has her way. The fight must be to a finish—to a knock-out.

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„First, I charge a retainer; then I charge a reminder; next I charge a refresher; and then I charge a finisher.“

—  Judah P. Benjamin American politician and lawyer 1811 - 1884

Response when asked how he was able to maintain his substantial income. Reported in Simon I. Neiman, Judah Benjamin (1963) p. 207.

„Be Nice. Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it.“

—  Malcolm Forbes American publisher 1919 - 1990

"How to Write a Business Letter" —an advertisement for International Paper Company (1979)
Kontext: Be Nice. Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. I admit it's not easy when you've got a gripe. To be agreeable while disagreeing — that's an art.
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„Christ Himself was the first true Mystic. "My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work."“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910

Notes from Devotional Authors of the Middle Ages (1873-1874)
Kontext: That Religion is not devotion, but work and suffering for the love of God; this is the true doctrine of Mystics — as is more particularly set forth in a definition of the 16th century: "True religion is to have no other will but God's." Compare this with the definition of Religion in Johnson's Dictionary: "Virtue founded upon reverence of God and expectation of future rewards and punishments"; in other words on respect and self-interest, not love. Imagine the religion which inspired the life of Christ "founded" on the motives given by Dr. Johnson!
Christ Himself was the first true Mystic. "My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work." What is this but putting in fervent and the most striking words the foundation of all real Mystical Religion? — which is that for all our actions, all our words, all our thoughts, the food upon which they are to live and have their being is to be the indwelling presence of God, the union with God; that is, with the Spirit of Goodness and Wisdom.

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