— Lloyd Alexander, buch The Black Cauldron
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book III: The Castle of Llyr (1966), Chapter 1
— Lloyd Alexander, buch The Black Cauldron
— Alan Watts, buch The Way of Zen
The Way of Zen (1957), Context: It was a basic Confucian principle that "it is man who makes truth great, not truth which makes man great." For this reason, "humanness" or "human-heartedness" (jen) was always felt to be superior to "righteousness" (i), since man himself is greater than any idea which he may invent. There are times when men's passions are much more trustworthy than their principles. p. 29
„There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.“
— John Locke English philosopher and physician 1632 - 1704
„We spend our lives fighting to get people very slightly more stupid than ourselves to accept truths that the great men have always known.“
— Doris Lessing, buch The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook (1962), Context: We spend our lives fighting to get people very slightly more stupid than ourselves to accept truths that the great men have always known. They have known for thousands of years that to lock a sick person into solitary confinement makes him worse. They have known for thousands of years that a poor man who is frightened of his landlord and of the police is a slave. They have known it. We know it. But do the great enlightened mass of the British people know it? No. It is our task, Ella, yours and mine, to tell them. Because the great men are too great to be bothered. They are already discovering how to colonise Venus and to irrigate the moon. That is what is important for our time. You and I are the boulder-pushers. All our lives, you and I, we’ll put all our energies, all our talents into pushing a great boulder up a mountain. The boulder is the truth that the great men know by instinct, and the mountain is the stupidity of mankind. Paul Tanner, in "Free Women: 1"<!-- p. 173 -->
„I've fought with men and gods, I've weighed them well and found
the sea more firm than earth, the air more firm than sea,
and man's impalpable soul still yet more firm than air!“
— Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957
The Odyssey : A Modern Sequel (1938), Odysseus, Book XI, line 846
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Choruses from The Rock (1934), Context: In spite of all the dishonour, the broken standards, the broken lives, The broken faith in one place or another, There was something left that was more than the tales Of old men on winter evenings.
More good than evil in humanity.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes,
And men grow better as the world grows old.“
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919
Poetry quotes, Poems of Pleasure (1900), Context: I find a rapture linked with each despair, Well worth the price of anguish. I detect More good than evil in humanity. Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, And men grow better as the world grows old. Optimism
— Michael Parenti American academic 1933
Democracy for the Few (2010 ), sixth edition, Chapter 13, p. 222
— Harold II of England Anglo-Saxon King of England 1022 - 1066
Attributed, Variant translation: He will give him seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men. Attributed by the Icelandic writer Snorri Sturluson (1178-1241) in his Saga of Harald Hardrade. 1066, when asked by his traitorous brother, Tostig, how much of England he was prepared to give up to the invading King Harald Hardrada of Norway
„In brief, we do more research on men in prison, men in the military, and men in general than we do on women for the same reason we do more research on rats than we do on humans.“
— Warren Farrell, buch The Myth of Male Power
The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part II: The Glass Cellars of the disposable sex, p. 189.
„Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played…. She is old now. Her time has passed.“
— Martina Hingis Swiss tennis player 1980
Long Road Back Graf Hopes For Smashing Return At The U.s. Open http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/long-road-back-graf-hopes-smashing-return-u-s-open-article-1.818475
„Jesus wept once; possibly more than once. There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience, and tears.“
— Charles Seymour Robinson American pastor, editor and compiler of hymns 1829 - 1899
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 584.
„In our time the blasphemies are threadbare. Pessimism is now patently, as it always was essentially, more commonplace than piety.“
— G. K. Chesterton, buch The Defendant
The Defendant (1901), Context: In our time the blasphemies are threadbare. Pessimism is now patently, as it always was essentially, more commonplace than piety. Profanity is now more than an affectation — it is a convention. The curse against God is Exercise I in the primer of minor poetry. "Introduction"
„When we look at the pay of men and women who do work equal hours, two discoveries are quite astonishing:
--When women and men work less than 40 hours a week, the women earn more than the men;
--When men and women work more than 40, the men earn more than the women.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Why Men Earn More (2005), p. 79.
„There are no two men in this world more similar than you and him," she told me. "And that's the worst thing for having a conversation.“
— Gabriel García Márquez, buch Living to Tell the Tale
Living to Tell the Tale (2002)
„There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.“
— Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays
Attributed, Book III, Ch. 13