— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
„There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.“
„Marriage is not at all what romantic lovers imagine it to be; it is an institution founded upon an instinct; to be successful, it requires not only physical attraction, but will-power, patience, and the always difficult acceptance of "the other"; finally, if these conditions are fulfilled, a beautiful and lasting affection can be established - a unique and, to those who have never known it, incomprehensible mingling of love, friendship, sensuality, and respect, without which there is no true marriage.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Marriage
— James Joyce, buch Dubliners
"A Painful Case"
Quelle: Dubliners (1914)
Kontext: One of his sentences, written two months after his last interview with Mrs. Sinico, read: Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.
„The heart of the great dispensation of Jesus has survived not necessarily in any temporal power of an outer institution, but in those great devotees and saints whose protracted devotions and meditations established within them temples of Christ Consciousness and God-communion…
It is such saints and masters who have actually communed with God — those known to history as well as countless anonymous true souls devoted to Christ, hidden in monasteries and convents in wholehearted consecration — who have verily been the "rock" on which Jesus' inner church of Christ communion has endured these two thousand years.“
— Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, (2004) by Yogananda
„To arrive at understanding from being one's true self is called nature, and to arrive at being one's true self from understanding is called culture. He who is his true self has thereby understanding, and he who has understanding finds thereby his true self.
Only those who are their absolute true selves in the world can fulfil their own nature; only those who fulfil their own nature can fulfil the nature of others; only those who fulfil the nature of others can fulfil the nature of things; those who fulfil the nature of things are worthy to help Mother Nature in growing and sustaining life; and those who are worthy to help Mother Nature in growing and sustaining life are the equals of heaven and earth.“
— Zisi Chinese philosopher -481 - -402 v.Chr
Quelle: The Doctrine of the Mean, p. 123
— Neil Kinnock British politician 1942
On the Provisional IRA; speech in the House of Commons (23 October 1986), reported in Hansard, 6th series, vol. 102, col. 1287.
— Irving Stone American writer 1903 - 1989
Quelle: Clarence Darrow for the Defense
— Malcolm Gladwell journalist and science writer 1963
Quelle: Outliers: The Story of Success
— Eckhart Tolle, buch A New Earth
A New Earth (2005)
— Carl Sagan, buch Pale Blue Dot
Quelle: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
— G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949
In Search of the Miraculous (1949)
Kontext: In speaking of evolution it is necessary to understand from the outset that no mechanical evolution is possible. The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness.
„It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity — in a word, towards us. We flatter ourselves. Most of the real diversity in evolution has been small-scale. We large things are just flukes — an interesting side branch.“
— Bill Bryson, buch Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem
A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003)
„That view is almost like homophobia — it's not open and pluralistic. I'm much more interested in helping people engage in this story of evolution. If they do that with theistic language, that's great.“
— Ursula Goodenough American biologist 1943
Science and Spirit interview (2004)
Kontext: The people who are truly bothered by God-concepts and find them stupid or ignorant or pathological are those like Richard Dawkins who just can't even imagine anybody having such concepts. That view is almost like homophobia — it's not open and pluralistic. I'm much more interested in helping people engage in this story of evolution. If they do that with theistic language, that's great.
„Only those who have experienced the elation and despair which comes from the attempt to express their feelings about vision in oil paint will know that it is impossible to speak with complete impartiality about art.“
— Roger Fry English artist and art critic 1866 - 1934
Characteristics of French Art' 1931.
„True is the word of the Lord which declares that no man possessing love for the world can acquire the love of God, nor can any who has communion with the world have communion with God, nor can any who has concern for the world have concern for God.“
— Isaac of Nineveh Eastern Orthodox saint 640 - 700
Quelle: The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, p. 428
„In 1821, Major Stephen H. Long made an expedition to the area now known as Weld County and declared the land was not fit for human prosperity. Almost two centuries later it is without question that Major Long did not have the vision or the admiration for this great place as those of Weld County have today.“
— Jared Polis American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and US Representative 1975
Jared Polis, "Happy 150th Birthday to Weld County, Colorado", Congressional Record, November 4, 2011.
„Once upon a time these two men had been in the same situation; now the difference between them was like the difference between a wish and its fulfillment. The one was what the other had dreamed of, and therefore they did not know one another anymore. He who has wishes yearns for a friend; but when the wishes have been fulfilled, the friends are the first thing we forget.“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Heimsljós (World Light) (1940), Book Four: The Beauty of the Heavens
— George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
„The humanity of tomorrow will be living in its flesh and in its conscious liberty; that time will be its present and it will in turn prefer it. New relations of flesh and sentiment of which we have no conception will arise between the sexes; already, indeed, there have appeared between men and women friendships, rivalries, complicities, comradeships — chaste or sensual — which past centuries could not have conceived.“
— Simone de Beauvoir, buch Das andere Geschlecht
The Second Sex (1949)