„People don't believe what you tell them.
They rarely believe what you show them.
They often believe what their friends tell them.
They always believe what they tell themselves.“
— Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960
„I do not endorse them [Landmark Education] - never have. The SOBs have already sued me once. I'm afraid to tell you what I really think about them because I'm not covered by any lawyers like I was when I wrote my book.“
— Margaret Singer clinical psychology 1921 - 2003
Quoted in Drive through Deliverance http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/Issues/2000-10-19/news/feature_print.html, Phoenix New Times, October 19, 2000
„Most boys or youths who have had much knowledge drilled into them, have their mental capacities not strengthened, but over-laid by it. They are crammed with mere facts, and with the opinions or phrases of other people, and these are accepted as a substitute for the power to form opinions of their own: and thus the sons of eminent fathers, who have spared no pains in their education, so often grow up mere parroters of what they have learnt, incapable of using their minds except in the furrows traced for them. Mine, however, was not an education of cram. My father never permitted anything which I learnt to degenerate into a mere exercise of memory. He strove to make the understanding not only go along with every step of the teaching, but, if possible, precede it. Anything which could be found out by thinking I never was told, until I had exhausted my efforts to find it out for myself.“
— John Stuart Mill, kniha Autobiography
„When people ask me, I tell them, "Hey don't believe all that mess. We're close and people took it the wrong way."“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
Aaliyah on a possible romantic relationship with fellow musician R. Kelly (December 1994); Quoted by Christopher John Farley in Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, p. 47. (2001)
„What I've learnt is when you walk into a family argument and people tell you it's about principle don't get involved. There is more to life than principles.“
— Maurice Glasman, Baron Glasman British philosopher 1961
Channel 4 News, Monday 26 September 2011 http://www.channel4.com/news/ed-miliband-has-an-angry-insurgent-side
„When people asked what I wanted to be, I'd tell them a writer. They were surprised or indifferent. If people don't read, what is a writer?“
— Tomás Rivera American academic 1935 - 1984
On his wanting to become a writer at an early age in " From Poverty to Power: The Inspiring Story of Tomas Rivera http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/academic/article/778847/From-Poverty-to-Power-The-Inspiring-Story-of-Tomas-Rivera" (TeenInk)
„I don’t even know what an atheist is. When people ask me if I’m an atheist, I have to ask them what they mean. What is it that I’m supposed to not believe in? Until you can answer that question I can’t tell you whether I’m an atheist, and the question doesn’t arise. […] I don’t see how one can be an agnostic when one doesn’t know what it is that one is supposed to believe in, or reject.“
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Science in the Dock (2011), 2, Chomsky.info, March 1, 2006, August 16, 2011 http://www.chomsky.info/debates/20060301.htm,
Quotes 2010s, 2011
„This is my life. No one has the right to tell me how to live it or to question what I do. When you grow up, you will make your own choices. It will be your life and you it your way. I will never interfere. It must be awful for these people to have such boring lives that all they can do make them interesting is to talk about somebody else’s life. I am glad I provided with them with timepass conversation.“
— Protima Bedi Indian model and dancer 1948 - 1998
In reply to her daughter when she had streaked and her daughter who was five years old was upset knowing about to in the school when she was told that her mother :’All the children in my school say that their mummies said that you ran nanga’ (‘nanga’ in Hindi means “naked”) in "Timepass" pp. viii-ix
„I am what I am because I was the son of a princess. Women have always been very educated and progressive in my family.“
— Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore 1922 - 2013
On the matrilineal system of inheritance in vogue among the royal family, in "Royal vignettes: Travancore - Simplicity graces this House (30 March 2003)"
„I believe I have said enough to make it clear that it is neither Marxism nor communism that I am renouncing, and that it is the usage some have made of Marxism and communism that I condemn. That what I want is that Marxism and communism be placed in the service of black peoples, and not black peoples in the service of Marxism and communism.“
— Aimé Césaire Martiniquais politician 1913 - 2008
Letter to Maurice Thorez resigning from the French Communist Party, October 24, 1956
„When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy.“
— Oscar Wilde, kniha Obraz Doriana Graye
Zdroj: The Picture of Dorian Gray
„I am a-goin' for to tell you here to-day; yes, I'm a-goin for to tell you all, that I'm a plebian! I glory in it; I am a plebian! The people — yes, the people of the United States have made me what I am; and I am a-goin' for to tell you here to-day — yes, to-day, in this place — that the people are everything.“
— Andrew Johnson American politician, 17th president of the United States (in office from 1865 to 1869) 1808 - 1875
First address as Vice-President, widely reported as having been delivered while he was inebriated. (5 March 1865).
— T. A. Waters American magician 1938 - 1998
Chapter 2 (p. 12)
The Probability Pad (1970)
„The peculiarity of this strike…has been that a great number of separate trades, which have nothing to do with one another…have shown that they intend to make common cause. You may depend upon it that this is a social fact of the highest importance and of very general importance of the future. I believe that the lesson has been learnt from Ireland, and that it is due to the present Government and to its coercive laws in Ireland, and to the necessity which they have laid upon the people of Ireland in different parts of the country which have no connexion with one another to associate together for an object which they believe to be vital to all. I am much inclined to think that the working men of London have learnt this lesson from Ireland.“
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
Speech in Cheshire (23 September 1889) on the London dock strike, quoted in The Times (24 September 1889), p. 10.
„It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
— Ernest Shackleton Anglo-Irish polar explorer 1874 - 1922