„I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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britisch-amerikanische Schauspielerin 1932 - 2011

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„If women need to be raped by Muslims to prove our tolerance, so be it — then thank goodness for Planned Parenthood.“

—  Elizabeth Warren 28th United States Senator from Massachusetts 1949

circulated on Facebook 8 January 2017, debunked by Snopes 2 days later https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/elizabeth-warren-muslims-tolerance/
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„Only by proving that we are superior to the savages, not only through our power to kill them but through our entire way of life, can we control them as they are now, in their present stage; it is necessary for their own well-being, even more than ours.“

—  Henry Morton Stanley Welsh journalist and explorer 1841 - 1904

Quelle: Leopold II, Het hele Verhaal, Johan Op De Beeck Horizon, 2020 https://klara.be/leopold-ii-aflevering-6 ISBN 9789463962094 Stanley writes this on his first expidition commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium after describing with horror the horrible scenes of atrocities and cannibalism that take place in Congo.

„In time of the crises of the spirit, we are aware of all of need, our need for each other and our need for ourselves. We call up our fullness; we turn, and act.“

—  Muriel Rukeyser poet and political activist 1913 - 1980

Quelle: The Life of Poetry (1949), p. 169; part of this statement is also used in the "Introduction"
Kontext: In time of the crises of the spirit, we are aware of all of need, our need for each other and our need for ourselves. We call up our fullness; we turn, and act. We begin to be aware of correspondences, of the acknowledgement in us of necessity, and of the lands.
And poetry, among all this — where is there a place for poetry?
If poetry as it comes to us through action were all we had, it would be very much. For the dense and crucial moments, spoken under the stress of realization, full-bodied and compelling in their imagery, arrive with music, with our many kinds of theatre, and in the great prose. If we had these only, we would be open to the same influences, however diluted and applied. For these ways in which poetry reaches past the barriers set up by our culture, reaching toward those who refuse it in essential presence, are various, many-meaning, and certainly — in this period — more acceptable. They stand in the same relation to poetry as applied science to pure science.

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„Our dreams prove that to imagine - to dream about things that have not happened - is among mankind's deepest needs.“

—  Milan Kundera, buch Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins

Quelle: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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„Prove that you have human feelings,
Ere you proudly question ours!“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

Quelle: The Negro's Complaint (1788), Lines 55-56

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„I do not need to love you to prove that I love myself!!“

—  Elizabeth Gilbert, buch Eat, Pray, Love

Quelle: Eat, Pray, Love

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„Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.“

—  Susan Cain self-help writer 1968

Manifesto, ThePowerOfIntroverts.com, January 2012 (est).

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„Humans need stories — grand compelling stories — that help to orient us in our lives in the cosmos. The Epic of Evolution is such a story, beautifully suited to anchor our search for planetary consensus, telling us of our nature, our place, our context.“

—  Ursula Goodenough, buch The Sacred Depths of Nature

Quelle: The Sacred Depths of Nature (1998), p. 174
Kontext: Humans need stories — grand compelling stories — that help to orient us in our lives in the cosmos. The Epic of Evolution is such a story, beautifully suited to anchor our search for planetary consensus, telling us of our nature, our place, our context. Moreover, responses to this story — what we are calling religious naturalism — can yield deep and abiding spiritual experiences. And then, after that, we need other stories as well, human-centered stories, a mythos that embodies our ideals and our passions. This mythos comes to us, often in experiences called revelation, from the sages and the artists of past and present times.

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„I believe that in judging our actions we are more severe than professional judges. We judge not only our actions, but our thoughts, our intentions, our secret curses, our hidden hate.“

—  Anaïs Nin, buch A Spy in the House of Love

Variante: We are more severe judges of our own acts... We judge our thoughts, our intents, our secret curses, our secret hates, not only our acts.
Quelle: A Spy in the House of Love

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