— Nanak Founder of Sikhism 1469 - 1539
„A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.“
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
Letter to Jean le Rond d'Alembert (28 November 1762); This was written in reference to crushing superstition, and the words "écrasez l'infâme" ("Crush the Infamy") became a motto strongly identified with Voltaire.
„It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none.“
— Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784
Paradoxe sur le Comédien (1773-1777)
„Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself“
— George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876
„Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
„Thank you. Thank for inspiring me. Thank you for giving me hope, and please keep changing the world for people like me. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.“
— Ellen Page Canadian actress 1987
Context: There are too many kids out there suffering from bullying, rejection, or simply being mistreated because of who they are. Too many dropouts. Too much abuse. Too many homeless. Too many suicides. You can change that and you are changing it. But you never needed me to tell you that. That’s why this was a little bit weird. The only thing I can really say is what I’ve been building up to for the past ﬁve minutes. Thank you. Thank for inspiring me. Thank you for giving me hope, and please keep changing the world for people like me. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.
„In this country, don’t forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There’s no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it’s the worst kind of hell for those who love you.“
— Billie Holiday American jazz singer and songwriter 1915 - 1959
„You know not that the earth was given in marriage to the sun, and that earth it is who sends us forth to the mountain and the desert.
There is a gulf that yawns between those who love Him and those who hate Him, between those who believe and those who do not believe.
But when the years have bridged that gulf you shall know that He who lived in us is deathless, that He was the Son of God even as we are the children of God; that He was born of a virgin even as we are born of the husbandless earth.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Mary Magdalen (Thirty years later): On the Resurrection of the Spirit
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„Those who preach god, need god
Those who preach peace do not have peace
Those who preach love do not have love“
— Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966