— Thomas Merton, buch No Man Is an Island
Quelle: No Man Is an Island
Quelle: Basic Verities, Prose and Poetry (1943), p. 83.
— Thomas Merton, buch No Man Is an Island
Quelle: No Man Is an Island
— Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852
Speech (2 April 1824); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), volume iii, page 141
„I would ask you all to be on your guard against the enemy within. There are those who would stop at nothing to injure our economy and our defence. The price of liberty is still eternal vigilance. I know what a fine part the trade unionists of this country have played in our recovery effort. When they are asked to take unofficial action, which may hurt this country, let them just consider carefully whether the motives of those who ask them to strike are really concerned with the interests of the workers.“
— Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967
Broadcast (30 July 1950), quoted in The Times (31 July 1950), p. 4.
— Mikhail Bulgakov, buch The Master and Margarita
Quelle: The Master and Margarita
— Alan Brownjohn British writer 1931
The Cat Without E-Mail (2001).
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 616
„I have had no regular disciples: but if anyone likes to come and hear me while I am pursuing my mission, whether he be young or old, he may freely come. Nor do I converse with those who pay only, and not with those who do not pay; but anyone, whether he be rich or poor, may ask and answer me and listen to my words; and whether he turns out to be a bad man or a good one, that cannot be justly laid to my charge, as I never taught him anything. And if anyone says that he has ever learned or heard anything from me in private which all the world has not heard, I should like you to know that he is speaking an untruth.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 v.Chr
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
Letter to the Continental Congress (1 November 1777), as quoted in Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States Vol. 23, Issue 2 (1835), p. 665 https://books.google.com/books?id=3_lEAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA665
Kontext: The Marquis de Lafayette is extremely solicitous of having a command equal to his rank. I do not know in what light Congress will view the matter, but it appears to me, from a consideration of his illustrious and important connexions, the attachment which he has manifested for our cause, and the consequences which his return in disgust might produce, that it will be advisable to gratify him in his wishes; and the more so, as several gentlemen from France, who came over under some assurances, have gone back disappointed in their expectations. His conduct with respect to them stands in a favorable point of view; having interested himself to remove their uneasiness, and urged the impropriety of their making any unfavorable representations upon their arrival at home; and in all his letters he has placed our affairs in the best situation he' could. Besides, he is sensible; discreet in his manners; has made great proficiency in our language; and, from the disposition he discovered at the battle of Brandywine, possesses a large share of bravery and military ardor.
„Marriages should be as diverse as the people in them are, which means that some will be one of a kind, and some totally different still. And those who don't want to love, honor and obey, should be able to promise each other anything they choose, without having to ask anyone what they think of that, particularly themselves.“
— Merle Shain Canadian writer 1935 - 1989
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
„Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present far behind all the other arts.“
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 v.Chr
Kontext: Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present far behind all the other arts. Their mistake appears to me to arise principally from this, that in the cities there is no punishment connected with the practice of medicine (and with it alone) except disgrace, and that does not hurt those who are familiar with it. Such persons are like the figures which are introduced in tragedies, for as they have the shape, and dress, and personal appearance of an actor, but are not actors, so also physicians are many in title but very few in reality.
„Trade unions up to a certain point have been recognised now as organs for good. They are the only means by which workmen can protect themselves from the tyranny of those who employ them. But the moment that trade unions become tyrants in their turn, they are engines for evil: they have no right to prevent people from working on any terms that they choose.“
— Nathaniel Lindley, Baron Lindley English judge 1828 - 1921
Lyons & Sons v. Wilkins (1896), 74 L. T. Rep. (N. S.) 364. Compare Mogul Steamship Co. v. MacGregor, Gow, & Co., 66 L. T. Rep. (N. S.) 1; Temperton v. Russell and others, 69 L. T. Rep. (N. S.) 78.
— John Milton, buch Paradise Lost
Quelle: Paradise Lost
— Nora Roberts, Vision in White
Quelle: Vision in White
„This is what it behoves us to know: as Frenchmen, for the advantage of France; as friends of all humanity, by that just and generous sentiment which makes us feel interest in the dignity, the peace, the independence, the happiness of all nations, on whatever spot of the globe nature may have placed their country.“
— Charles Dupin French mathematician 1784 - 1873
Quelle: The Commercial Power of Great Britain, 1925, p. xi
„The bourgeoisie first betrayed society through capitalism and finance, and now labor betrays it by embracing a scheme of things which sees profit only, not duty and honor, in work. This view will seem hopelessly unrealistic to those who do not admit that sentiment toward the whole is the only ultimate means of measuring value.“
— Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963
Quelle: Ideas have Consequences (1948), p. 75.
„All those who support her continued detention, anyone who is silent while she remains in jail, and all those who make her detention possible are saying: Forget democracy. That’s not what we are. Get used to it.“
— Gideon Levy Israeli journalist 1953
In a Democracy, Palestinian Lawmaker Khalida Jarrar Would Be Free (June 21, 2018)
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letter to A.N. Pleshcheev (April 9, 1889)
— Dan Brown, buch The Lost Symbol
Quelle: The Lost Symbol
„I frequently ask leaders if they know what their personal values are, and most say yes. Then I ask them: ‘Have you written them down?’ Most say no. Values are incredibly important! They determine who we really are—what our character is, the real you when the mask is off.“
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 68-69.
On Living Your Values