— James K. Polk American politician, 11th President of the United States (in office from 1845 to 1849) 1795 - 1849
Inaugural Address (4 March 1845).
„The fear of death in the one place was not as strong as another kind of fear, the fear of a world gone crazy, a place where anything could happen, where nothing could be trusted, where nothing was certain. A terrible place.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Quelle: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Red Prophet (1988), Chapter 4.
— Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898
Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt - und die Gottesfurcht ist es schon, die uns den Frieden lieben und pflegen lässt.
Speech to the Reichstag (6 February 1888) reichstagsprotokolle.de 1887/88,2 http://www.reichstagsprotokolle.de/Blatt3_k7_bsb00018648_00043.html p. 733 (D)
„(…) I am all and all is me. Being the world I am not afraid of the world. Being all, what am I to be afraid of? Water is not afraid of water, nor fire of fire. (…) It is attachment to a name and shape that breeds fear. I am not attached. I am nothing, and nothing is not afraid of no thing. On the contrary, everything is afraid of the Nothing, for when a thing touches Nothing, it becomes nothing. (…)“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Quelle: "I am That." P.88.
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Song lyrics, Enlightenment (1990)
— Martin Joseph Routh Classical scholar and college head 1755 - 1854
Remarked to William Palmer, on the eve of his 1840-1 journey to Russia to improve Anglican-Orthodox relations. The trip reaped little success; quoted in Notes of a Visit to the Russian Church in the Years 1840, 1841, by William Palmer, 1882, p. 10.
— Heather Brooke American journalist 1970
Attributed, Chatham House Talk (September 28, 2011)
Kontext: I want to put paid to this idea that if you've nothing to fear, you've nothing to hide. I interviewed a really interesting guy in this book. He ran the data campaign for the Obama election, when Obama was being elected. And what they do is they just harvest huge troves of databases. And they're doing it for the basis of trying to predict who might vote for Obama in the election. And he just took me through this whole data business – data brokerage, data dealing. And he showed me this 10,000... well, it was a 464 page dictionary, a data dictionary, with 10,000 data units in it. So that's for every person, it's 10,000 things that you could find out about that person. Their political association, if they drink Coke or Diet Coke, what sort of magazines do they subscribe to, have they ever had any court cases against them. It's just like a raft of stuff. The problem is, is how these things are used. It's fine if somebody wants to sell you some products, but increasingly states are accessing all this information. And they're building algorithms to try and predict criminals. … It's pretty well-known that the National Security Agency in America is building algorithms and it's taking all of these datasets and basically trying to predict who is going to be a problem for us in future. And to me that just seems an incredibly dangerous road for us to go down, that you’re no longer innocent until proven guilty. We’re starting to imagine or predict who is going to be a problem.
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
On Pantheism as quoted in Faiths of Famous Men in Their Own Words (1900) by John Kenyon Kilbourn; also in Religion: A Dialogue and Other Essays (2007), p. 40
— Alex Flinn, buch Beastly
Variante: I love you, I thought. But I didn’t say it. It was not that I feared she would laugh in my face. She was far too kind for that. My fear was a greater one— that she won’t say it back.
— Patrick Rothfuss, buch Der Name des Windes
Quelle: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 32, “Coppers, Cobblers and Crowds” (p. 227)
— George Raymond Richard Martin American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)