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My darling girl, Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh. All the same, or precisely for this reason, it is happiness and comfort for us men to have a precious sweetheart -- and I have the most precious, the dearest and best of all!

Author: Martin Bormann (1900-1945)

Profession: German Nazi Leader

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there's a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding -- that existence is a struggle.

Author: Harvey Keitel (1939)

Profession: American Actor

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying.

Author: Greg LeMond (1961)

Profession: American Cyclist, 3 Times Winner of the Tour de France

It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.

Author: Greil Marcus (1945)

Profession: American Rock Journalist

As regards the celebrated ''struggle for life,'' it seems to me for the present to have been rather asserted than proved. It does occur, but as the exception; the general aspect of life is not hunger and distress, but rather wealth, luxury, even absurd prodigality -- where there is a struggle it is a struggle for power.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

Author: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary

I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for -- whether it's a field, or a home, or a country.

Author: Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

Profession: American Novelist, Playwright