— Rodman Philbrick, kniha Freak the Mighty
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
1850s, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (1852), Context: At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
„It is one of the great ironies of our modern 'civilized' era that in most of the places where you don't feel the need to carry a firearm for self defense you can legally do so if you choose. But in most of places where you do indeed justifiably feel the immediate need to carry a gun, they are banned.“
— James Wesley Rawles Survivalist-fiction author and blogger 1960
How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, Plume, New York (2009), http://www.survivalblog.com/2006/10/the_memsahibs_quote_of_the_day_4.html
„Gotta make you love me the way you used to do
Gotta get back the feeling and put wind in my sails
And chart a course that gets me back to you, back to you.
Oh, the lonely days, the lonely nights lookin' back in time.
Time, don't run out on me.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Song lyrics, Singles, Time Don't Run Out on Me (1985), co-written with Gerry Goffin, performed by Anne Murray
„If you examine your thoughts for five minutes at various times during the day for several times a month, you will indeed receive a correct impression of the kind of life you have arranged for yourself in the next existence. If you are not pleased with what you discover, then you had better begin changing the nature of your thoughts and feelings.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
Seth Speaks (1972), p. 172
„At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.“
— Stephen R. Covey, kniha 7 návyků skutečně efektivních lidí
„To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren't as serious as you make them out to be.“
— Timothy Ferriss, kniha The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Workweek (2007)
„This is the time to remember
'Cause it will not last forever.
These are the days to hold on to
'Cause we won't, although we'll want to.
This is the time,
But time is gonna change.
You've given me the best of you
But now I need the rest of you.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, The Bridge (1986), This Is the Time.
„If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.“
— Thomas Watson, Jr. American businessman and diplomat 1914 - 1993
Watson, Jr. cited in: Joseph Mancuso (1975) Managing technology products. p. 160.
— Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957
Pebbles of Wisdom
— Robert Hand American astrologer and writer 1942
„There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be. You are too young to know this. You are still becoming. Not being.“
— John Fowles, kniha The Magus