— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
„To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894
An Inland Voyage (1878), Ch. III, "The Royal Sport Nautique".
„And now tell me, why is it that you use me words ""good people"" all the time? Do you call everyone that, or what?
- Everyone, - the prisoner replied. - There are no evil people in the world.“
— Mikhail Bulgakov Russian author primarily known for his novel "Master and Margarita" 1891 - 1940
„I say: "What you give, you give to yourself; what you do not give, you give up." And this is to say that whatever you do in the world, you do to yourself; and whatever you do not give to the world, you lose.“
— Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer 1929
Context: I say: "What you give, you give to yourself; what you do not give, you give up." And this is to say that whatever you do in the world, you do to yourself; and whatever you do not give to the world, you lose. If I keep my knowledge, I lose it. (...) One receives knowledge and gives it. When you give knowledge, you enrich yourself. If you do not give love, you are detracting from yourself. If I begin to help people, if I begin to heal people, I begin to heal. Do you understand? To be a therapist, you have to be a patient. The first thing to do to heal yourself is to heal others. I have one more saying: "I do not want anything for myself that I do not want for others".
„The U. S. does not involve itself in what is happening in the world's largest democracy, nor does it intend to do so.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936
Describing India's democracy as "strong and successful", and brushed off the allegation of Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi, who objected if the U.S. is involved in India's protests.
„Q: Babji, if you had only two words to say to the people of the world, what would they be? A: Attain Peace.“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
March 31, 2017
„I would tell you what you’re saying is a glib slogan…not a reality about what development aid is about. And please, Australia, please do your part. You’re a rich, wonderful, beautiful country that can afford to do more. And poor desperate children need it so that they can grow up to be healthy and be productive in our world. And, Australia, really, we count on you for that.“
— Jeffrey D. Sachs American economist 1954
Climate, Welfare..., Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 15 October, 2018 http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s4892252.htm
„Passion is never enough; neither is skill. But try. For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931