— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
— Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981
short quotes, 14 September 1967; p. 68
„The young do not know enough to be prudent, and so they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.“
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
As quoted in An Apple for the Teacher: Fundamentals for Instructional Computing (1983) by George H. Culp and Herbert N. Nickles, p. 190; also in Youth Quake: A Manifesto (2002) by Cousin Sam, p. 31
„Only he who is capable of a genuine encounter with the other is capable of an authentic encounter with himself“
— Pierre Hadot French historian and philosopher 1922 - 2010
trans. Michael Chase (1995), p. 91
La Philosophie comme manière de vivre (2001)
Kontext: Only he who is capable of a genuine encounter with the other is capable of an authentic encounter with himself, and the converse is equally true…From this perspective, every spiritual exercise is a dialogue, insofar as it is an exercise of authentic presence, to oneself and to others.
— Celia Green British philosopher 1935
The Decline and Fall of Science (1976)
— Paulo Coelho, buch Der Alchimist
The alchemist, p. 141.
Variante: There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
Quelle: The Alchemist (1988)
„Only the person who is essentially capable of remaining silent is capable of speaking essentially.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
„No man is liberated from fear who dare not see his place in the world as it is; no man can achieve the greatness of which he is capable until he has allowed himself to see his own littleness.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Dreams and Facts (1919)
„Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.“
— Václav Havel, buch Disturbing the Peace
Quelle: Disturbing the Peace (1986), Ch. 2 : Writing for the Stage
— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
Si le grain ne meurt [If It Die] (1924), ch. III
Quelle: Autumn Leaves
— Pat Conroy, buch The Prince of Tides
Quelle: The Prince of Tides
„Only he who has measured the dominion of force, and knows how not to respect it, is capable of love and justice.“
— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
Il n'est possible d'aimer et d'être juste que si l'on connaît l'empire de la force et si l'on sait ne pas le respecter.
Quelle: The Iliad or The Poem of Force (1940-1941), p. 192
— Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Emirati politician 1949
Leadership & Success quotes, http://www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=d2778960a5a11310VgnVCM1000004d64a8c0RCRD&appInstanceName=default, sheikhmohammed.ae.
— Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989
From Davis' running commentary in Whitney Stine's Mother Goddam https://books.google.com/books?id=kxs_AAAAIAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Attempt+the+impossible+in+order+to+improve+your+work.%22 (1974), p. 123 ISBN 0-8015-5184-6
„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.
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Quelle: Political Treatise (1677), Ch. 9, Of Aristocracy, Continuation
„The creature known as man is of course highly intelligent, he's capable of manufacturing almost anything from rumours to test-tube babies and yet he destroys two to three species every day. This is the absurdity of man.“
— Gao Xingjian, buch Soul Mountain
Quelle: Soul Mountain (1989), ch. 8, p. 49
„The way to achieve happiness is to try for perfection that is impossible to achieve, and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965