— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
"Give!" (26 March 1944)
Variant translation: People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow.
Tales from the Secret Annex
— John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902
Postscript of letter to Mandell Creighton (5 April 1887), puplished in Historical Essays and Studies, by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (1907), edited by John Neville Figgis and Reginald Vere Laurence, Appendix, p. 505 http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=2201&chapter=203934&layout=html&Itemid=27
Kontext: ADVICE TO PERSONS ABOUT TO WRITE HISTORY — DON’T
In the Moral Sciences Prejudice is Dishonesty.
A Historian has to fight against temptations special to his mode of life, temptations from Country, Class, Church, College, Party, Authority of talents, solicitation of friends.
The most respectable of these influences are the most dangerous.
The historian who neglects to root them out is exactly like a juror who votes according to his personal likes or dislikes.
In judging men and things Ethics go before Dogma, Politics or Nationality. The Ethics of History cannot be denominational.
Judge not according to the orthodox standard of a system religious, philosophical, political, but according as things promote, or fail to promote the delicacy, integrity, and authority of Conscience.
Put conscience above both system and success.
History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Meditations: Food For The Soul (1970)
„Writers and artists never pay attention to advice given by their elders, quite rightly. The only worthwhile advice is the most general: Keep trying, don’t give up, don’t be discouraged, don’t pay attention to detractors. Everyone knows this.“
— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
Joyce Carol Oates interviews herself (2013)
— Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945
Song lyrics, Tonight's the Night (1975)
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, kniha Skin in the Game
Zdroj: Skin in the Game (2018), p. 23
— William R. Alger American clergyman and poet 1822 - 1905
Reported in Raphael Lewin, Ed., The New Era (1872), Volume 2, p. 315.
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
Zdroj: William R(ounseville) Alger, American clergyman and writer [1822-1905]; reported in Raphael Lewin, Ed., The New Era (1872), Volume 2, p. 315.
— François de La Rochefoucauld, kniha Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Les vieillards aiment à donner de bons préceptes, pour se consoler de n'être plus en état de donner de mauvais exemples.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
„He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.“
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
— Mary Wortley Montagu writer and poet from England 1689 - 1762
— Janet Fitch, kniha White Oleander
Zdroj: White Oleander
— Charles Bukowski, kniha Zápisky starého prasáka
Zdroj: Notes of a Dirty Old Man
— Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lankan cricketer 1977
referring to cricket