— Fernando Pessoa, kniha Mensagem
Message, Original: Fiel à palavra dada e à ideia tida. Tudo o mais é com Deus! Poem "D. Pedro", verses 11-12
— Fernando Pessoa, kniha Mensagem
— Adrienne Rich, Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying
„Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification, is found either to be not really philosophical at all, or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word, logical.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1910s, Our Knowledge of the External World (1914), p. 33
„When all is said and done, science is about things and theology is about words. Things behave in the same way everywhere, but words do not. … Theology works in one culture alone. If you have not grown up in Polkinghorne's culture, where words such as "incarnation" and "trinity" have a profound meaning, you cannot share his vision.“
— Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923
The Scientist As Rebel (2006)
— Markus Zusak, kniha Zlodějka knih
The Book Thief
— Winston S. Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches
Post-war years (1945–1955), Speech on receiving the London Times Literary Award November 2, 1949 Never Give In! The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches, Hyperion (2003), p. 453 ISBN ISBN 1401300561
„The philosophy of anarchism is included in the word "Liberty"; yet it is comprehensive enough to include all things else that are conducive to progress.“
— Lucy Parsons American communist anarchist labor organizer 1853 - 1942
The Principles of Anarchism, Context: The philosophy of anarchism is included in the word "Liberty"; yet it is comprehensive enough to include all things else that are conducive to progress. No barriers whatever to human progression, to thought, or investigation are placed by anarchism; nothing is considered so true or so certain, that future discoveries may not prove it false; therefore, it has but one infallible, unchangeable motto, "Freedom." Freedom to discover any truth, freedom to develop, to live naturally and fully. Other schools of thought are composed of crystallized ideas — principles that are caught and impaled between the planks of long platforms, and considered too sacred to be disturbed by a close investigation. In all other "issues" there is always a limit; some imaginary boundary line beyond which the searching mind dare not penetrate, lest some pet idea melt into a myth. But anarchism is the usher of science — the master of ceremonies to all forms of truth. It would remove all barriers between the human being and natural development.
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
— Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975
Excerpt from the poem Someone Else's Mug in the book Dark Letter Days: Collected Works (2016) by Lorin Morgan-Richards.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Cuando me parece que escuchas mis palabras, me parecen tuyas mis palabres y escucho mis palabras.
„Let these words answer
For what is done, not to be done again
May the judgement not be too heavy upon us“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 př. n. l.
Context: A trap is for fish: when you've got the fish, you can forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you've got the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find someone who's forgotten words so I can have a word with him?... Variant: "Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to."
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 př. n. l.