„Money is neither god nor devil, that it should make one noble and another vile. It is an accident, and if honestly possessed, may pass from you to me, or from me to you, without a stain.“
— Anthony Trollope, buch Phineas Finn
Ch. 72 http://books.google.com/books?id=Jy1MAAAAcAAJ&q=%22Money+is+neither+god+nor+devil+that+it+should+make+one+noble+and+another+vile+It+is+an+accident+and+if+honestly+possessed+may+pass+from+you+to+me+or+from+me+to+you+without+stain%22&pg=PA269#v=onepage, St. Paul's Magazine, April 1869 http://books.google.com/books?id=wkBJAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Money+is+neither+god+nor+devil+that+it+should+make+one+noble+and+another+vile+It+is+an+accident+and+if+honestly+possessed+may+pass+from+you+to+me+or+from+me+to+you+without+stain%22&pg=PA126#v=onepage
Phineas Finn (1869)
„Not believing others implies that you yourself are deceitful. The liar suffers twice: he neither believes nor is believed.“
— Baltasar Gracián, buch The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Quanto que el no creer es indicio del mentir; porque el mentiroso tiene dos males, que ni cree ni es creído.
Maxim 154 (p. 87)
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)
„Garbo still belongs to that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy, when one literally lost oneself in a human image as one would in a philtre, when the face represented a kind of absolute state of the flesh, which could be neither reached nor renounced.“
— Greta Garbo Swedish-American actress 1905 - 1990
Roland Barthes, "The Face of Garbo," Mythologies (1957), trans. Annette Lavers [Farrar, Straus, 1986, ISBN 0-374-52150-6], p. 56
„Explore, and explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatise yourself, nor accept another's dogmatism.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1830s, Literary Ethics (1838)
Kontext: Explore, and explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatise yourself, nor accept another's dogmatism. Why should you renounce your right to traverse the star-lit deserts of truth, for the premature comforts of an acre, house, and barn? Truth also has its roof, and bed, and board. Make yourself necessary to the world, and mankind will give you bread, and if not store of it, yet such as shall not take away your property in all men's possessions, in all men's affections, in art, in nature, and in hope.
„When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.“
— Keith Richards British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Angel
Quelle: Clockwork Angel
„Doubtless you possess neither their science nor their genius, but perhaps in the sight of God you are their superiors. I believe that you are simple and good.“
— Anatole France, buch Penguin Island
Book I : The Beginnings, Ch. V : The Baptism Of The Penguins
Penguin Island (1908)
Kontext: Thinking that what he saw were men living under the natural law, and that the Lord had sent him to teach them the Divine law, he preached the gospel to them.
Mounted on a lofty stone in the midst of the wild circus:
"Inhabitants of this island," said he, "although you be of small stature, you look less like a band of fishermen and mariners than like the senate of a judicious republic. By your gravity, your silence, your tranquil deportment, you form on this wild rock an assembly comparable to the Conscript Fathers at Rome deliberating in the temple of Victory, or rather, to the philosophers of Athens disputing on the benches of the Areopagus. Doubtless you possess neither their science nor their genius, but perhaps in the sight of God you are their superiors. I believe that you are simple and good. As I went round your island I saw no image of murder, no sign of carnage, no enemies' heads or scalps hung from a lofty pole or nailed to the doors of your villages. You appear to me to have no arts and not to work in metals. But your hearts are pure and your hands are innocent, and the truth will easily enter into your souls."
Now what he had taken for men of small stature but of grave bearing were penguins whom the spring had gathered together, and who were ranged in couples on the natural steps of the rock, erect in the majesty of their large white bellies. From moment to moment they moved their winglets like arms, and uttered peaceful cries. They did not fear men, for they did not know them, and had never received any harm from them; and there was in the monk a certain gentleness that reassured the most timid animals and that pleased these penguins extremely.
„There is one god, greatest among gods and men, similar to mortals neither in shape nor in thought.“
— Xenophanes Presocratic philosopher -570 - -475 v.Chr
Fragment 23, as quoted in Notes on Greek Philosophy by Anthony Preus (Global Academic Publishing, 1996), p. 10
„Before God, there is neither Greek nor barbarian, neither rich nor poor; and the slave is as good as his master, for by birth all men are free“
— John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902
The History of Freedom in Antiquity (1877)
Kontext: Before God, there is neither Greek nor barbarian, neither rich nor poor; and the slave is as good as his master, for by birth all men are free; they are citizens of that universal commonwealth which embraces all the world, brethren of one family, and children of God.
„Cast me into a dungeon;, burn me at the state, crown me king of kings, I can 'pursue happiness' as long as my brain lives -- but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can insure that I will catch it.“
— Robert A. Heinlein, buch Starship Troopers
Quelle: Starship Troopers
„There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more“
— Alexandre Dumas, buch Der Graf von Monte Christo
Chapter 117 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo/Chapter_117
The Count of Monte Cristo (1845–1846)
„Now if you will stop here and ask yourself why you are not as pious as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.“
— William Law English cleric, nonjuror and theological writer 1686 - 1761
Quelle: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), Ch. II.
„You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity, nor endeavour to persuade yourself or me, that selfishness is prudence, and insensibility of danger security for happiness.“
— Jane Austen, buch Stolz und Vorurteil
Quelle: Pride and Prejudice
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Quelle: The Gay Science
— Muhammad Iqbál Urdu poet and leader of the Pakistan Movement 1877 - 1938
Quoted from Elst, Koenraad (1992). Negationism in India: Concealing the record of Islam.
„Africa, amongst the continents, will teach it to you: that God and the Devil are one, the majesty coeternal, not two uncreated but one uncreated, and the Natives neither confounded the persons nor divided the substance.“
— Karen Blixen, buch Jenseits von Afrika
Out of Africa (1937)
„States in the world are like individuals in the state of nature. They are neither perfectly good nor are they controlled by law.“
— Kenneth N. Waltz, buch Man, the State, and War
Quelle: Man, the State, and War (1959), Chapter VI, The Third Image, p. 163
„Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.“
— Cheryl Strayed, buch Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Quelle: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar