— Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952
— Lewis Thomas, buch The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
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The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974)
Kontext: The future is too interesting and dangerous to be entrusted to any predictable, reliable agency. We need all the fallibility we can get. Most of all, we need to preserve the absolute unpredictability and total improbability of our connected minds. That way we can keep open all the options, as we have in the past.
— Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac French author, best known for his epistolary essays 1597 - 1654
Il n'y a point d'enfants que nous aimions davantage que ceux qui naissent de notre esprit, et desquels nous sommes père et mère tout ensemble.
Socrate Chrétien, Discours VI.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 67.
Socrate Chrétien (1662)
— John F. Kennedy, buch Profiles in Courage
1963, American University speech
Variante: For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal.
Quelle: Profiles in Courage
Kontext: In short, both the United States and its allies, and the Soviet Union and its allies, have a mutually deep interest in a just and genuine peace and in halting the arms race. Agreements to this end are in the interests of the Soviet Union as well as ours — and even the most hostile nations can be relied upon to accept and keep those treaty obligations, and only those treaty obligations, which are in their own interest. So, let us not be blind to our differences — but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
„My Lords, I and the vast majority of the Jewish community, care deeply about the future of the Palestinians. We want Palestinian children, no less than Israeli children, to have a future of peace, prosperity, freedom and hope. Which is why we oppose those who teach Palestinian children to hate those with whom they will one day have to live; who take money given for humanitarian aid and use it to buy weapons and dig tunnels to take the region back to a dark age of barbarism.“
— Jonathan Sacks British rabbi 1948
„I’ve often said our children are the living messages we send to a future that we will never see. But now our children are sending us to a future that they will never see. There’s something wrong with this picture.“
— Elijah Cummings U.S. Representative from Maryland 1951 - 2019
Speeech at the funeral of Freddie Gray (April 27, 2015)
Quelle: [Cobb, Jelani, October 18, 2019, What Elijah Cummings Meant to Baltimore, https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/what-elijah-cummings-meant-to-baltimore, New Yorker, New York, October 20, 2019]
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
— David Lane (white nationalist) American white supremacist, convicted felon 1938 - 2007
Variante: We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.
— George Lincoln Rockwell American politician, founder of the American Nazi Party 1918 - 1967
— Queen Mathilde of Belgium Belgian royal 1973
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Quelle: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 241
— Patrick Rothfuss, buch Der Name des Windes
Quelle: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 12, “Puzzle Pieces Fitting” (p. 88)
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Acceptance Speech (2013)
— Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist 1862 - 1949
Joyzelle, Act i, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„Family occasions have always given Janice some pain, assembling like a grim jury these people to whom we owe something, first our parents and elders and then our children and their children. One of the things she and Harry secretly had in common, beneath all their troubles, was dislike of all that, these expected ceremonies.“
— John Updike, buch Rabbit Remembered
Rabbit Remembered (2000)