— Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969
— David Gemmell, buch The King Beyond the Gate
Quelle: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 16
Kontext: One hundred only, Lord Earl. But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind.
— Mohsin Hamid, buch Exit West
Quelle: Exit West
— Hermann Hesse, buch Gertrud
Kontext: That life is difficult, I have often bitterly realized. I now had further cause for serious reflection. Right up to the present I have never lost the feeling of contradiction that lies behind all knowledge. My life has been miserable and difficult, and yet to others, and sometimes to myself, it has seemed rich and wonderful. Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness.
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Prince
Quelle: Clockwork Prince
— Alain French philosopher 1868 - 1951
Alain On Happiness (1928)
„Just as in climbing a mountain we leave behind the earth where we stand, to reach the heart of God we have to leave behind unfavorable earthly attachments. Sincere spiritual practice is an uphill climb, and no matter how many difficulties we face, we have to continue looking upward with hope. The mountain provides all support for those who strive to reach its top. Similarly, if we are sincere, the Lord will provide us with the means to reach his supremely merciful heart.“
— Radhanath Swami Gaudiya Vaishnava guru 1950
The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami (Tulsi Books, 2010)
— E.M. Forster, buch A Passage to India
Quelle: A Passage to India
— Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004
Remark (9 January 1978), as quoted in Transitions to a Heart Centered World : Through the Kundalini Yoga and Meditations of Yogi Bhajan (1988) by Guru Rattana and Ann M. Maxwellm, p. 107
Kontext: Take new values : Leave behind a legend to be followed by those who follow you. Be a yogi — don't be an ordinary person.
— Warren Farrell, buch The Myth of Male Power
Quelle: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part II: The Glass Cellars of the disposable sex, p. 171.
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Quelle: Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
— Edgar A. Singer, Jr. American philosopher 1873 - 1954
Quelle: Mind As Behavior And Studies In Empirical Idealism, (1924), p. v: Preface
— Holly Black, buch White Cat
Quelle: White Cat
„The man with the proper imagination is able to conceive of any commodity in such a way that it becomes an object of emotion to him and to those to whom he imparts his picture, and hence creates desire rather than a mere feeling of ought.“
— Walter Dill Scott President of Northwestern university and psychologist 1869 - 1955
Quelle: Influencing men in business, 1911, p. 134