„The sad truth of the matter is that most evil is done by people who never made up their minds to be or do either evil or good.“
— Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
The Life of the Mind (1978), "Thinking".
„Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.“
— William Jennings Bryan United States Secretary of State 1860 - 1925
"America's Mission", speech delivered by the leader of the Democratic Party at the Washington Day banquet given by the Virginia Democratic Association at Washington, D.C., (22 February 1899), as published in [http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Book_of_Public_Speaking_v2_1000538531/149 The Book of Public Speaking (Vol. 2)]
„No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That's all.“
— Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories
„If the hypothesis of evolution is true, living matter must have arisen from non-living matter; for by the hypothesis the condition of the globe was at one time such, that living matter could not have existed in it, life being entirely incompatible with the gaseous state.“
— Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895
In the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Ninth edition, (1876) Vol. III, "Biology", p. 689. Also quoted in Joseph Cook (1878), Biology, with Preludes on Current Events, Houghton, Osgood, p. 39
— Roald Dahl, The Witches
"The Heart of a Mouse"
— Nick Vujicic Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker 1982
„You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.“
— Paul Walker American actor 1973 - 2013
Flaunt Magazine, July 2001.
— Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks