— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist 1809 - 1865
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
„Since a time has come, Mademoiselle, when the severe laws of men no longer prevent women from applying themselves to the sciences and other disciplines, it seems to me that those of us who can should use this long-craved freedom to study and to let men see how greatly they wronged us when depriving us of its honor and advantages. And if any woman becomes so proficient as to be able to write down her thoughts, let her do so and not despise the honor, but rather flaunt it instead of fine clothes, necklaces, and rings. For these may be considered ours only by use, whereas the honor of being educated is ours entirely.“
— Louise Labé female French poet of the Renaissance, born in Lyon 1524 - 1566
— Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
— John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791
Context: Beware you are not a fiery, persecuting enthusiast. Do not imagine that God has called you (just contrary to the spirit of Him you style your Master) to destroy men’s lives, and not to save them. Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love. Sermon 37 "The Nature of Enthusiasm"
— John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
— Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century
„You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so its on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„Reading activates and exercises the mind.
Reading forces the mind to discriminate. From the beginning, readers have to recognize letters printed on the page, make them into words, the words into sentences, and the sentences into concepts.
Reading pushes us to use our imagination and makes us more creatively inclined.“
— Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
„It is more pleasant and useful to go through the 'experience of the revolution' than to write about it.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924