„As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,
And none could be unhappy but the great.“

—  Nicholas Rowe, The Fair Penitent

Prologue. Compare: "None think the great unhappy, but the great", Edward Young, The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238.
The Fair Penitent (1703)

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Nicholas Rowe
englischer Beamter, Dichter und Dramatiker 1674 - 1718

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„None think the great unhappy but the great.“

—  Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765

Satire I, l. 238.
Love of Fame (1725-1728)

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„In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.“

—  Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480

Prose IV, line 2
The Consolation of Philosophy · De Consolatione Philosophiae, Book II
Original: (la) Nam in omni adversitate fortunae infelicissimum est genus infortunii fuisse felicem.

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„Thus indeed, as though seated on a royal throne, the sun governs the family of planets revolving around it.“

—  Nicolaus Copernicus, buch De revolutionibus orbium coelestium

Alternate translation: Then in the middle of all stands the sun. For who, in our most beautiful temple, could set this light in another or better place, than that from which it can at once illuminate the whole? Not to speak of the fact that not unfittingly do some call it the light of the world, others the soul, still others the governor. Tremigistus calls it the visible God; Sophocles' Electra, the All-seer. And in fact does the sun, seated on his royal throne, guide his family of planets as they circle round him.
Book 1, Ch. 10, Alternate translation as quoted in Edwin Arthur Burtt in The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science (1925)
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1543)
Kontext: At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun. For, in this most beautiful temple, who would place this lamp in another or better position than that from which it can light up the whole thing at the same time? For, the sun is not inappropriately called by some people the lantern of the universe, its mind by others, and its ruler by still others. The Thrice Greatest labels it a visible god, and Sophocles' Electra, the all-seeing. Thus indeed, as though seated on a royal throne, the sun governs the family of planets revolving around it.

Matthew Arnold Foto

„And amongst us one,
Who most has suffer’d, takes dejectedly
His seat upon the intellectual throne.“

—  Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888

St. 19
The Scholar Gypsy (1853)

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James Russell Lowell Foto

„They came three thousand miles, and died,
To keep the Past upon its throne;
Unheard, beyond the ocean tide,
Their English mother made her moan.“

—  James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891

Graves of Two English Soldiers on Concord Battleground, st. 3 (1849)

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„If it be a great misfortune to love another man's wife, be she ever so commonplace, it is an infinitely greater misfortune to love a virtuous woman.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, buch Without Dogma

4 August
Without Dogma (1891)
Kontext: If it be a great misfortune to love another man's wife, be she ever so commonplace, it is an infinitely greater misfortune to love a virtuous woman. There is something in my relations to Aniela of which I never heard or read; there is no getting out of it, no end. A solution, whether it be a calamity or the fulfilment of desire, is something, but this is only an enchanted circle. If she remain immovable and I do not cease loving her, it will be an everlasting torment, and nothing else. And I have the despairing conviction that neither of us will give way.

William Collins Foto

„With eyes up-raised, as one inspired,
Pale Melancholy sate retired,
And from her wild sequestered seat,
In notes by distance made more sweet,
Poured thro' the mellow horn her pensive soul.“

—  William Collins English poet, born 1721 1721 - 1759

Quelle: The Passions, an Ode for Music (1747), Line 57. Compare: "Sweetest melodies / Are those that are by distance made more sweet", William Wordsworth, Personal Talk, stanza 2.

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François-Noël Babeuf Foto

„… children of ignorance, who have at all times made the misfortunes of the human races.“

—  François-Noël Babeuf French political agitator and journalist of the French Revolutionary period 1760 - 1797

...enfans de l'ignorance qui ont fait en tous tems le malheur des races humaines.
[in Gracchus Babeuf avec les Egaux, Jean-Marc Shiappa, Les éditions ouvrières, 1991, 49, 27082 2892-7, ; Avec l'orthographe personnelle de Babeuf]
On prejudices

Ken Wilber Foto

„Attunement could occur through any of the great religions, but would be tied exclusively to none of them.“

—  Ken Wilber American writer and public speaker 1949

An Integral Spirituality
Kontext: Attunement could occur through any of the great religions, but would be tied exclusively to none of them. A person could be attuned to an "integral spirituality" while still be a practicing Christian, Buddhist, New-Age advocate, or Neopagan. This would be something added to one's religion, not subtracted from it. The only thing it would subtract (and there's no way around this) is the belief that one's own path is the only true path to salvation.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Foto

„A crown, a throne could not be based on the not too very solid foundation of blood.“

—  Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980

David Frost (January 1980), The Shah Speaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKUQUDf5IBo&feature=related (video)
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