„The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.“

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„Meek — as the meek that shall inherit earth,
Pure — as the pure in heart that shall see God.“

—  Dinah Craik English novelist and poet 1826 - 1887
Context: This, this is Thou. No idle painter's dream Of aureoled, imaginary Christ, Laden with attributes that make not God; But Jesus, son of Mary; lowly, wise, Obedient, subject unto parents, mild, Meek — as the meek that shall inherit earth, Pure — as the pure in heart that shall see God.

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„The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, One Meter Wide and Two Meters Long.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
Chapter XLVIII : L’Envoi or Rev. XXII: 13, p. 508

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„The meek are a hell of a long way from inheriting the earth.“

—  Christopher Vokes Canadian general 1904 - 1985
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„Jesus said the meek would inherit the earth, but so far all we've gotten is Minnesota and North Dakota.“

—  Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942
"When I'm 64" Salon.com (8 August 2006) http://www.salon.com/2006/08/09/keillor_52/

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„In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1902 - 1983
Context: The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together. In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. Section 32 <!-- also quoted in On Becoming a Leader (1989) by Warren G. Bennis, p. 189 -->

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„It is still an open question as to whether mankind or insects shall ultimately inherit the earth. It is my opinion that mankind … has about a 50-50 chance....“

—  Henry Fountain Ashurst United States Senator from Arizona 1874 - 1962
"The Silver-Tongued Sunbeam" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,848048,00.html. Time (August 7, 1939)

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„And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief,
And the year smiles as it draws near its death.“

—  William Cullen Bryant American romantic poet and journalist 1794 - 1878
October. A Sonnet http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16341/16341-h/16341-h.htm#page115 (1866)