„… There's a joy,
To the fond votaries of fame unknown,
To hear the still small voice of conscience speak
In whisp'ring plaudit to the silent soul.“
— Hannah More English religious writer and philanthropist 1745 - 1833
David and Goliath, Pt. I
„And almost every one when age,
Disease, or sorrows strike him,
Inclines to think there is a God,
Or something very like Him.“
— Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861
Dipsychus http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/C/CloughArthurHugh/verse/poemsproseremains/dipsychusprologue.html, Pt. I, sc. v (1862).
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Last Essay: "1967"
— Ptahhotep Ancient Egyptian vizier 2500
Maxim no. 19.
„…Daudet differs from the hate-filled Baudelaire and Maupassant in being gentle to fellow-sufferers from the disease of life. Syphilis in him did not engender misanthropy.“
— Anthony Burgess English writer 1917 - 1993
"A Pox on Literature" - review of The Horror of Life by Roger L. Williams.
— Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French painter 1864 - 1901
Quoted in: Peter McWilliams (1997) Love 101: To Love Oneself Is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance. p. 23
„The doctrine of eternal punishment is the infamy of infamies. As I have often said, the man who believes in eternal torment, in the justice of endless pain, is suffering from at least two diseases—petrifaction of the heart and putrefaction of the brain.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
„We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn't the end.“
— Andrew M. Greeley Irish-American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and novelist 1928 - 2013
„Psychiatrists look for twisted molecules and defective genes as the causes of schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is the name of a disease. If Christianity or Communism were called diseases, would they then look for the chemical and genetic “causes” of these “conditions?”“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
„Heroes. They sprang up around him like weeds. A carrier, he was seemingly unable to catch the disease he spread.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
„Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.“
— Paul Theroux American travel writer and novelist 1941
Hockney’s Alphabet, D is for Death, ed. Stephen Spender (1991) Book published to raise money for AIDS victims.
„Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.“
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician 460
7:87 Variant translation: What cannot be cured by medicaments is cured by the knife, what the knife cannot cure is cured with the searing iron, and whatever this cannot cure must be considered incurable.
„In a time when so many artists have learned to confabulate with extremes of horror and alienation, the most daring thing an artist can do is to fill a book, a gallery, or a theater with joy, hope, and beauty.“
— Theodore Roszak American social historian, social critic, writer 1933 - 2011
with Betty Roszak, "Deep Form in Art and Nature" Alexandria 4, Vol.4 The Order of Beauty and Nature (1997) ed. David Fideler