„Old age doth in sharp pains abound;
We are belabored by the gout,
Our blindness is a dark profound,
Our deafness each one laughs about.
Then reason's light with falling ray
Doth but a trembling flicker cast.
Honor to age, ye children pay!
Alas! my fifty years are past!“

Cinquante Ans, C. L. Betts' translation; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 13.

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Pierre-jean De Béranger2
französischer Lyriker und Liedtexter 1780 - 1857

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Letitia Elizabeth Landon Foto

„The Future is more present than the Past :
For one look back, a thousand on we cast;
And hope doth ever memory outlast.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(1834-1) (Vol.40) The Future, compare Ethel Churchill (or The Two Brides) I, 31
The Monthly Magazine

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„For as children tremble and fear everything in the blind darkness, so we in the light sometimes fear what is no more to be feared than the things that children in the dark hold in terror and imagine will come true. This terror, therefore, and darkness of mind must be dispelled not by the rays of the sun and glittering shafts of daylight, but by the aspect and law of nature.“

—  Lucretius Roman poet and philosopher -94 - -55 v.Chr

Book II, lines 55–61 (tr. Rouse)
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Original: (la) Nam veluti pueri trepidant atque omnia caecis
in tenebris metuunt, sic nos in luce timemus
interdum, nilo quae sunt metuenda magis quam
quae pueri in tenebris pavitant finguntque futura.
hunc igitur terrorem animi tenebrasque necessest
non radii solis neque lucida tela diei
discutiant sed naturae species ratioque.

Maria Montessori Foto

„This is our mission: to cast a ray of light and pass on.“

—  Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952

Quelle: The Discovery of the Child (1948), Ch. 8 : The Exercises, p. 141
Variant translation:
This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up life but leave it free to develop.
Kontext: This is our mission: to cast a ray of light and pass on. I compare the effects of these first lessons the impressions of a solitary wanderer who is walking serene and happy in a shady grove, meditating; that is leaving his inner thought free to wander. Suddenly a church bell pealing out nearby recalls to himself; then he feels more keenly that peaceful bliss which had already been born, though dormant, within him.
To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the first duty of the educator.
For such a delicate mission great art is required to suggest the right moment and to limit intervention, last one should disturb or lead astray rather than help the soul which is coming to life and which will live by virtue of it's own efforts.
This art must accompany the scientific method, because the simplicity of our lessons bears a great resemblance to experiments in experimental psychology.

Gioachino Rossini Foto

„This little composition, which is, alas, the last mortal sin of my old age.“

—  Gioachino Rossini Italian composer 1792 - 1868

Cette petite composition qui est, hélas, le dernier péché mortel de ma vieillesse.
Introductory note to the Petite Messe Solennelle. Translation from Justin Wintle (ed.) Makers of Nineteenth Century Culture (2002) vol. 2, p. 527.

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Francesco Berni Foto

„And this doth overpass all other pain,
To find that our last hope is all in vain.“

—  Francesco Berni Italian poet 1497 - 1535

Ed ogni altro martir passa ed avanza
Trovarsi vana l'ultima speranza.
XXIX, 13
Rifacimento of Orlando Innamorato

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Steve Jobs Foto

„If, for some reason, we make some big mistake and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about twenty years.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

On the early rivalry between Macintosh and "IBM-compatible" computers based on Microsoft's DOS, as quoted in Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward (1987) by Jeffrey S. Young, p. 235
1980s

Isaac Watts Foto

„Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.“

—  Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748

Psalm 90 st. 1.
1710s, "Our God, our help in ages past" (1719)

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Nikos Kazantzakis Foto

„Our profound human duty is not to interpret or to cast light on the rhythm of God's arch, but to adjust, as much as we can, the rhythm of our small and fleeting life to his.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, buch The Saviors of God

The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontext: Our profound human duty is not to interpret or to cast light on the rhythm of God's arch, but to adjust, as much as we can, the rhythm of our small and fleeting life to his.
Only thus may we mortals succeed in achieving something immortal, because then we collaborate with One who is Deathless.
Only thus may we conquer mortal sin, the concentration on details, the narrowness of our brains; only thus may we transubstantiate into freedom the slavery of earthen matter given us to mold.

Brené Brown Foto

„The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.“

—  Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965

Quelle: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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Kurt Lewin Foto

„Whatever is common to children of a given age is set up as the fundamental character of that age. The fact that three-year-old children are quite often negative is considered evidence that negativism is inherent in the nature of three-year-olds, and the concept of a negative age or stage is then regarded as an explanation for the appearance of negativism.“

—  Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist 1890 - 1947

Quelle: 1930s, The conflict between Aristotelian and Galileian modes of thought in contemporary psychology, 1931, p. 153 as cited in: Eells, T. D. (2007). " Generating and generalizing knowledge about psychotherapy from pragmatic case studies http://www2.scc.rutgers.edu/journals/index.php/pcsp/article/viewFile/893/2263". In: Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Vol 3, Nr. 1, p. 35-54.

„Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it.“

—  David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006

Quelle: Fall of Kings

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„Everything has to be at once for six-month-old puppies, six-year-old children, and reformers of any age.“

—  H. Beam Piper American science fiction writer 1904 - 1964

A Slave is a Slave (1962)
Kontext: Oh, he won't think of it in those terms. He'll be preventing me from sabotaging the Emancipation. He doesn't want to wait three generations; he wants to free them at once. Everything has to be at once for six-month-old puppies, six-year-old children, and reformers of any age.

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