„I bring you one of the best and bravest persons on this continent — General Tubman as we call her.“
Introducing Harriet Tubman to Wendell Phillips, as quoted in The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom (1898) by Wilbur Henry Siebert, p. 185 also in "The Underground Railway" (27 May 1902) by W. H. Withrow, as published in Proceedings
„Sanjay Leela Bhansali brings out the best in me, both personally and professionally. I think we have a Karmic connection and I hope he'll agree!“
— Rani Mukerji Indian film actress 1978
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, September, First presidential debate (September 26, 2016)
„He was a person who could bring out the best in others. There are some leaders who bring out the worst in others. He brought out the best.“
— Atal Bihari Vajpayee 10th Prime Minister of India 1924 - 2018
Arun Shourie. NDTV. "Let's Have Tea": When Atal Bihari Vajpayee Made A Point With 3 Words https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/atal-bihari-vajpayee-death-lets-have-tea-when-atal-bihari-vajpayee-made-a-point-with-3-words-1901754 August 17, 2018
„She was to me, and still is, the greatest person I have known - one who can truly be called a "devoted" soul. I owe her everything.“
— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980
Letters of Henry Miller and Wallace Fowlie (1975)
„I’m the one who knows him best, and I was the only person in the White House who had absolutely no agenda of her own — except helping him.“
— Nancy Reagan, buch My Turn
Quelle: My Turn (1989), Ch. 4 : First Lady, Dragon Lady
Kontext: I was not the power behind the throne.
Did I ever give Ronnie advice? You bet I did. I’m the one who knows him best, and I was the only person in the White House who had absolutely no agenda of her own — except helping him.
And so I make no apologies for telling him what I thought. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have no right to express your opinions. For eight years I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn’t give you special access, I don’t know what does!
So yes, I gave Ronnie my best advice — whenever he asked for it, and sometimes when he didn’t. But that doesn’t mean he always took it. Ronald Reagan has a mind of his own.
„We all leave one another. We die, we change - it's mostly change - we outgrow our best friends; but even if I do leave you, I will have passed on to you something of myself; you will be a different person because of knowing me; it's inescapable…“
— Edna O'Brien Novelist, memoirist, biographer, playwright, poet and short story writer 1930
Quelle: Girl with Green Eyes
„Some of us personally witnessed what was done on the continent under that sign and it is a symbol we shall never forget.“
— Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998
Reacting to a youth who had given the Hitler salute; from a speech in Wolverhampton (6 June 1970), quoted in Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 558.
„When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Quelle: No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
„Our generation has the huge responsibility. Of course, such responsibility is accompanied by great honour. We have been chosen, we have a mission. Such mission cannot bring any to us as persons, to our generation, since the time in which our generation acts is the time of asceticism and sacrifices. Only those who are ready do sacrifice their own wellbeing, may say that we belong to the generation which saved Serbia: we are the people who are bringing about the new politics.“
— Zoran Đinđić Serbian politician 1952 - 2003
From Zoran Djindjic's speech held at Democratic Party's Assembly, 02.02.1995.
„Personally, I detest any attempt to bring the law into maxims. Maxims are invariably wrong, that is, they are so general and large that they always include something which is not intended to be included.“
— William Brett, 1st Viscount Esher British lawyer, judge and politician 1815 - 1899
Yarmouth v. France (1887), L. J. 57 Q. B. 9.
„Africa, amongst the continents, will teach it to you: that God and the Devil are one, the majesty coeternal, not two uncreated but one uncreated, and the Natives neither confounded the persons nor divided the substance.“
— Karen Blixen, buch Jenseits von Afrika
Out of Africa (1937)
„Love is to recognize that the other person is a person, is precious, is important and has value.. Each one has a gift to bring to others. Each one has his or her mission in the larger family of humanity. Each one reveals the secret face of God.“
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928 - 2019
Google this: Jean Vanier and what it means to be human http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/google-this-jean-vanier-a_b_7484702.html Huffington Post, 02/06/2015
From interviews and talks
„I like all styles of climbing for different things. I like the focus and the solitude of solo climbing. … The best jumper is the one who never gets hurt. Find that person and try to be like him/her. … Adventure is when you aren't sure what's going to happen.“
— Steph Davis American rock climber 1973
"10 Questions With Climber and BASE Jumper Steph Davis" https://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/07/10-questions-with-climber-and-base-jumper-steph-davis/, Adventure Journal (July 22, 2013).
— Mary E. Pearson, buch The Kiss of Deception
Quelle: The Kiss of Deception