— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 př. n. l.
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Zdroj: Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
— Mikhail Bulgakov, kniha Mistr a Markétka
Book Two in 'By Candlelight'
The Master and Margarita (1967)
„Some men would take happiness where they found it. Especially when they have absolutely no promise of it anywhere else. [Rydstrom]“
— Kresley Cole American writer
Zdroj: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
„Sometimes I think all the trouble in the world is caused by men. If there were no men, women would always be happy. ~Carrie“
— Candace Bushnell, kniha The Carrie Diaries
Zdroj: The Carrie Diaries
„Neither a person entirely broken
nor one entirely whole can speak.
In sorrow, pretend to be fearless. In happiness, tremble.“
— Jane Hirshfield Poet 1953
Zdroj: Given Sugar, Given Salt
„The purpose of his [the Philistine’s] life is to procure for himself everything that contributes to bodily welfare. He is happy enough when this causes him a lot of trouble. For if those good things are heaped on him in advance, he will inevitably lapse into boredom.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer, kniha Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life
Sich Alles, was zum leiblichen Wohlseyn beiträgt, zu verschaffen, ist der Zweck seines Lebens. Glücklich genug, wenn dieser ihm viel zu schaffen macht! Denn, sind jene Güter ihm schon zum voraus oktroyirt; so fällt er unausbleiblich der Langenweile anheim.
E. Payne, trans. (1974) Vol. 1, p. 344
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life
— Stendhal French writer 1783 - 1842
La beauté n'est que la promesse du bonheur.
Zdroj: De L'Amour (On Love) (1822), Ch. 17, footnote
— Jack Kerouac, kniha The Dharma Bums
Zdroj: The Dharma Bums
„Among all the imagery of these three door-ways, there is no hint of fear, punishment or damnation, and this is the note of the whole time. Before 1200, the Church seems not to have felt the need of appealing habitually to terror; the promise of hope and happiness was enough.“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres (1904)
Kontext: First comes the central door-way, and above it is the glory of Christ, as the church at Chartres understood Christ in the year 1150; for the glories of Christ were many, and the Chartres Christ is one. Whatever Christ may have been at other churches, here, on this portal, he offers himself to his flock as the herald of salvation alone. Among all the imagery of these three door-ways, there is no hint of fear, punishment or damnation, and this is the note of the whole time. Before 1200, the Church seems not to have felt the need of appealing habitually to terror; the promise of hope and happiness was enough.
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
„To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies — the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said — there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident.“
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
Zdroj: 1910s, A Book of Prefaces (1917), Ch. 2