— Henry Drummond Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer 1851 - 1897
— Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
— Clifford D. Simak, buch Time and Again
Quelle: Time and Again (1951), Chapter XLI (p. 204)
— Mencius Chinese philosopher -372 - -289 v.Chr
Eugene H. Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, IVP, start of Ch 2.
Quelle: Also quoted elsewhere and attributed to Mencius as "Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things," again with no source.
„The wise man will live as long as he ought, not as long as he can.“
Sapiens vivit quantum debet, non quantum potest.
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr
Quelle: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXX: On the proper time to slip the cable, Line 4.
— José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
Kontext: Man is not an image engraved on a silver dollar, with covetous eyes, licking lips and a diamond pin on a silver dickey. Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing.
— William James, buch The Varieties of Religious Experience
Quelle: The Varieties of Religious Experience
— William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718
Fruits of Solitude (1682), Part I
Kontext: Did we believe a final Reckoning and Judgment; or did we think enough of what we do believe, we would allow more Love in Religion than we do; since Religion it self is nothing else but Love to God and Man. He that lives in Love lives in God, says the Beloved Disciple: And to be sure a Man can live no where better. It is most reasonable Men should value that Benefit, which is most durable. Now Tongues shall cease, and Prophecy fail, and Faith shall be consummated in Sight, and Hope in Enjoyment; but Love remains.
„We must first awake before we can walk in the right direction. We must discover our illusions before we can even realize that we have been sleepwalking. The least and the most we can hope for is that each of us may penetrate the unknown jungle of images in which we live our daily lives. That we may discover anew where dreams end and where illusions begin. This is enough. Then we may know where we are, and each of us may decide for himself where he wants to go.“
— Daniel J. Boorstin American historian 1914 - 2004
Quelle: The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961), p. 261.
— Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007
Statement to a TImes reporter in 1990, as quoted in "The wit and wisdom of Boris" in Guardian Unlimited (23 April 2007)
— Viktor E. Frankl, buch … trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen
Quelle: Man's Search for Meaning
„The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense.“
— Louis Sullivan American architect 1856 - 1924
The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered (1896)
Kontext: We must now heed the imperative voice of emotion.
It demands of us, What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building? And at once we answer, it is lofty. This loftiness is to the artist-nature its thrilling aspect. It is the very open organ-tone in its appeal. It must be in turn the dominant chord in his expression of it, the true excitant of his imagination. It must be tall, every inch of it tall. The force and power of altitude must be in it the glory and pride of exaltation must be in it. It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation that from bottom to top it is a unit without a single dissenting line, — that it is the new, the unexpected, the eloquent peroration of most bald, most sinister, most forbidding conditions.
The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense. He must realize at once and with the grasp of inspiration that the problem of the tall office building is one of the most stupendous, one of the most magnificent opportunities that the Lord of Nature in His beneficence has ever offered to the proud spirit of man.
That this has not been perceived — indeed, has been flatly denied — is an exhibition of human perversity that must give us pause.
„Considered as a whole, Hesse's achievement can hardly be matched in modern literature; it is the continually rising trajectory of an idea, the fundamentally religious idea of how to 'live more abundantly'.“
— Colin Wilson, buch The Outsider
Quelle: The Outsider (1956), p. 77
Kontext: Considered as a whole, Hesse's achievement can hardly be matched in modern literature; it is the continually rising trajectory of an idea, the fundamentally religious idea of how to 'live more abundantly'. Hesse has little imagination in the sense that Shakespeare or Tolstoy can be said to have imagination, but his ideas have a vitality that more than makes up for it. Before all, he is a novelist who used the novel to explore the problem: What should we do with our lives? The man who is interested to know how he should live instead of merely taking life as it comes, is automatically an Outsider.
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
Quelle: Thoughts in Solitude
„We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man can not live without cooks.
He may live without books,—what is knowledge but grieving?
He may live without hope—what is hope but deceiving?
He may live without love,—what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?“
— Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton English statesman and poet 1831 - 1891
Part i, canto ii.
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Blowin' in the Wind
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
19th World Vegetarian Congress 1967
— Harper Lee, buch Wer die Nachtigall stört
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
„We must live before we can attain to either intelligence or control at all. We must sleep if we are not to find ourselves, at death, helplessly strange to the new conditions. And we must die before we can hope to advance to a broader understanding.“
— John William Dunne, buch An Experiment with Time
Quelle: An Experiment with Time (1927), p. 111
„Jesus paid for salvation for every man, woman, boy, and girl who would ever live on this earth. But people must believe on Jesus and receive Him as their own Savior before salvation can benefit them.“
— Kenneth E. Hagin American theologian 1917 - 2003
Quelle: Biblical Ways To Receive Healing