— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 př. n. l.
Book IX, 1168b.1 Variants: My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
„Going to spring break at Ft. Lauderdale, getting drunk and flashing your breasts isn't an act of personal empowerment. It's you, so fashioned and programmed by the construct of a patriarchal society that you no longer know what's best for yourself. A damsel too dumb to know she is even in distress.“
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
„When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.“
— Luke the Evangelist one of the four evangelists
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
„My mom once told me that a good relationship isn't where the other person makes you feel better, but where they make *you* better.“
— Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores
„That's what real love amounts to- letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending- performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act“
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
„… you are defined by how you live your life, not whom you live it with, and certainly not by what you gave up to be with that person.“
— Greg Behrendt, It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy