— Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963
„The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love.“
„Without unleashing the power of life-destroying missiles or forcing obedience to a particular law, rainbows dissolve preoccupation with the predictably ordinary and encourage belief in the extra-ordinary. Such belief, such inspiration, provides much more than passive hopefulness.“
— Aberjhani author 1957
(p. 47, Tao of the Rainbow).
„What we call inspiration in poetry is usually a visitation of words and rhythms rather than ideas.“
— Dennis O'Driscoll Irish poet, critic 1954 - 2012
— Ali Al-Wardi Iraqi sociologist 1913 - 1995
„The source of the terror in Lebanon as in Iraq is to be found in the Koran and in the despotisms of the Arab Middle East.“
— David Horowitz Neoconservative activist, writer 1939
„Why did they force us to close the banks? To instil fear in people.
And spreading fear is called terrorism.“
— Yanis Varoufakis Greek-Australian political economist and author, Greek finance minister 1961
In: Chris Johnston and agencies. " Yanis Varoufakis accuses creditors of terrorism ahead of Greek referendum http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/04/greece-crisis-varoufakis-accuses-creditors-terrorism-referendum," in: theguardian.com, 4 July 2015; Quoted in Yanis Varoufakis: some of his best quotes http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/06/yanis-varoufakis-some-of-his-best-quotes, on theguardian.com, 6 July 2015, 15.32 BST.
— Oswald Chambers British missionary 1874 - 1917
„Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.“
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
"The Forty Rules of Love" (2010) by Elif Şafak (The book is about Rumi, but the quote is the author's own words)
— Robert Burton English scholar 1577 - 1640
Section 2, member 3, subsection 12, Covetousness, a Cause.
„There is another side called justice. And justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Context: Whatever we do, we must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all of our actions. But I want to tell you this evening that it is not enough for us to talk about love, love is one of the pivotal points of the Christian face, faith. There is another side called justice. And justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love. Montgomery Bus Boycott speech, at Holt Street Baptist Church (5 December 1955) http://www.blackpast.org/?q=1955-martin-luther-king-jr-montgomery-bus-boycott
„If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.“
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
„Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences. If it ends in a belief that there is no god, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise, and the love of others which it will procure you.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
Context: Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences. If it ends in a belief that there is no god, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise, and the love of others which it will procure you. If you find reason to believe there is a God, a consciousness that you are acting under his eye, and that he approves you, will be a vast additional incitement; if that there be a future state, the hope of a happy existence in that increases the appetite to deserve it; if that Jesus was also a god, you will be comforted by a belief of his aid and love.