„There are men of the East, he said,
who are the East.“
— Wallace Stevens, Context: There are men of the East, he said, who are the East. There are men of a province who are that province. There are men of a valley who are that valley. "Anecdote of Men by the Thousand"
„The blood of Abraham,1 God’s father of the chosen, still flows in the veins of Arab, Jew, and Christian, and too much of it has been spilled in grasping for the inheritance of the revered patriarch in the Middle East. The spilled blood in the Holy Land still cries out to God—an anguished cry for peace.“
— Jimmy Carter, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
„To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, "If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can."“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 př. n. l.
Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 40
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
"Security" (1951); excerpted in Outlaw Journalist: The Life & Times of Hunter S. Thompson (2008), page 15
— Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658
Statement to Pomponne de Bellievre, as told to Cardinal de Retz in 1651; [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3846/3846.txt Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz (1717)] Variant: One never rises so high as when one does not know where one is going.
„He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
[dies slowly... ]“
— Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems
Poem "Muere lentamente" (Dying Slowly), wrongly attributed to Pablo Neruda. See [http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=325275&CategoryId=14094 "Fake Pablo Neruda Poem Spreads on Internet"] by Ana Mendoza, Latin American Herald Tribune (12 January 2009).
„The Christian, however, must bear the burden of a brother. He must suffer and endure the brother. It is only when he is a burden that another person is really a brother and not merely an object to be manipulated. The burden of men was so heavy for God Himself that He had to endure the Cross. God verily bore the burden of men in the body of Jesus Christ. But He bore them as a mother carries her child, as a shepherd enfolds the lost lamb that has been found. God took men upon Himself and they weighted Him to the ground, but God remained with them and they with God. In bearing with men God maintained fellowship with them. It was the law of Christ that was fulfilled in the Cross. And Christians must share in this law.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
„Moreover, I have heard that those who are fond of praising men to their faces are also fond of damning them behind their backs.“
— Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 př. n. l.