Top 470 Quotes & Sayings by Ukrainian Authors

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To accomplish something yourself is one thing, but to be able to guide someone else to that moment is even better.
I absolutely do not divide people into any religions, creeds, political views.
I think footwork is one of the most important things to becoming a great fighter. That's where everything starts. — © Vasyl Lomachenko
I think footwork is one of the most important things to becoming a great fighter. That's where everything starts.
I remember the day Ukraine became independent. I was 20; now I am over 40. It was like one second - time goes so fast. If we wait, the next 20 years will go by. We have a choice to wait or to fight for the better future of our country. I know better than anyone: no fight, no win.
It's a victory when the weapons fall silent and people speak up.
Mental strength is really important because you either win or lose in your mind. And I'm not solely talking about sporting matches, boxing events - anything you do, you do it first with your mental strength. And you can actually train and develop it, and I am responsible for what I'm saying because I have experience with that.
I do not want war. I am not seeking revenge, even though I can see before my eyes the great sacrifices made by the Ukrainian people. I am seeking peace and will achieve Ukraine's unity.
The world is now awash in data and we can see consumers in a lot clearer ways.
We should welcome applause whenever it comes.
Home is your sanctuary.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
My grandma and my mom are not happy about the fact that I am still a bachelor. It's not on my mind that I have to find the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. It will happen the way it's going to happen.
After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
I ask you, people who care about the soul of Ukraine, those who want to preserve the heart, the spirit and the faith of our country for future generations, to please defend it.
Obviously, I have a lot of memories here... but at the same time I'm going to put all my energies into moving forward and doing my best for the Thrashers. — © Peter Bondra
Obviously, I have a lot of memories here... but at the same time I'm going to put all my energies into moving forward and doing my best for the Thrashers.
When I was a child, it was my dream to be a professional footballer. When I was 14 I visited Milan's San Siro stadium and remember thinking how unbelievable it was. From then onwards I vowed that one day I would be playing there - and I am very proud that I achieved this and also for everything else I have managed to achieve in football.
In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.
I don't need power at the cost of spilled blood.
Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by its citizens as well as the East and the West.
He leaned about the same way in falling towards Jacqueline, forward, down towards the bottom of the car.
You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Spontaneity has its time and its place.
For me archaeology is not a source of illustrations for written texts, but an independent source of historical information, with no less value and importance, sometimes more importance, that the written sources.
I had classic technique - one of the best techniques when I was like 10, 12, but then I changed.
But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem.
Sports has given me the opportunity to travel around the world and see new countries and meet so many different people. I've gained new perspectives.
Politics is comparable to boxing. The only thing is that in politics there are basically no rules. In boxing, you can get a black eye, but in politics you can get poison in your food or a bullet in the head. It's definitely rougher and tougher than other sports.
I came from a very poor family and my main dream in life was to break out of this poverty.
I spent a lot of time taking acting lessons... Actors have no inhibitions, and I'm inhibited by everything. To be able to make fun of yourself is a skill and a liberating experience.
To all the countries of the former Soviet Union: look at us, everything is possible.
A lot of people don't believe in me. They think I'm too small for heavyweight. Just like a lot of people told me long ago that I shouldn't box. That I wasn't going to make it. I just knock my head and say I'm capable. I can do it.
I will be the personal bodyguard for every investment in my city. If Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary can transform, then so can Ukraine.
Yanukovych has changed everything in Ukrainian jails - real criminals have been released, while representatives of the middle class and politically rebellious free-minded people have filled the prisons.
I'm a big expert in boxing, but in politics I'm a beginner, so I try to use other people's experience. I read books; I'm not afraid to ask for advice.
A lot of people want to see a last fight, but I am now engaged in a different fight - one that is much harder, much more vicious, and much more important to me. I am fighting for democracy and fighting for Ukraine.
Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
Doing what you love and doing it with the people you love is the ultimate dream. — © Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Doing what you love and doing it with the people you love is the ultimate dream.
It's just not normal when one after another opposition politician ends up in jail.
No-one but me gets into my head.
I still follow Chelsea's fortunes.
I want the best and to get the most out of my short boxing career by fighting the best I can.
Fans can look forward to watching me take on the biggest and best names in the sport.
We all know it's brutal up there at the front, especially those of us at the rear.
I need to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. As soon as I become, I will turn back and say, 'Guys, thank you very much for your participation. Thanks everyone.' I will thank the Lord, I will go to the ground and say farewell, and I will go home.
I respect Israel as hugely special, especially given all the sensitivities around it. The Jews managed to build a country, to elevate it, without anything except people and brains.
We are trying to make politics more open. It became a Ukrainian tradition to make decisions behind closed doors.
I am a hopeless romantic who falls in lust and gets in trouble. I love my work and am very productive, yet I always find time to play.
What I do and what I love, I don't betray that. Sometimes people say you have to tolerate it. No, you have to do what you think necessary, what your heart tells you, and go where the Almighty leads you.
When I first joined 'Dancing with the Stars,' I did not want to do it. It's not what I like, it's not what I believe in... the judges are fake, this is fake, that is fake... there is not a lot of reality.
I have many goals, but I don't know if they are going to come true. — © Vasyl Lomachenko
I have many goals, but I don't know if they are going to come true.
Boxing life is very interesting life; it opened many doors for me around the world, but now I am ready to invest my energy and my experience and my power for the future.
I feel like I am the strongest man in the world.
Marriaga has heart. He has the courage to get into the ring and fight. I respect that a lot.
My mom said to me: 'Sonny, you need to study English.' And I replied to her: 'Mom, I do not need it. I'm going to be horse-boy, would I speak English with horses?' Mom said: 'Darling, you need to.' But I did not listen to my mother.
I've fought everybody without ducking anyone. I have beaten 10 undefeated guys, and I never was comparing myself to the greatest in the sport. I was not thinking of breaking any records. I'm just enjoying my time in boxing.
I'm sure that in the future, every part of the world will recognize that Holodomor is a huge tragedy for Ukraine, and was actually the destruction of Ukrainian people.
I had a dream as a young boy to be Olympic champion in boxing, and that's what I focused on with my father - making it a reality.
To me, it's like we're already in the playoffs. Every game is important for our position. We can't relax at all.
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