Quotes: predecessors

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  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
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    As one of my predecessors said, our objective is not to take people to heaven, but to prevent humanity from going to hell.
    Source: Kofi Annan on 40 Years Trying to End War, Promote Peace at the United Nations (2012)
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
  • C. A. R. Hoare
    C. A. R. Hoare
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    Here is a language so far ahead of its time, that it was not only an improvement on its predecessors, but also on nearly all its successors.
    Source: Hints on Programming Language Design, December 1973
  • Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin
    French artist 1848-1903
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    In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
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    The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.
  • Bill Shorten
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    To the best of my knowledge, when I became national secretary and, indeed, Victorian secretary, the - my predecessors in the union had detected wrong activities, activities which aren't in the best traditions of the AWU or, indeed, trade unionism.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.
  • We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us. We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.
  • With super PACs, we've seen voter turnout go up; interest in elections rise; and the number of competitive races increase. The campaigns of 2010 and 2012 have been more issue-oriented than their predecessors, not less.
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