„I am just a tiny person in Africa, but there is a place for me, and for everybody, to sit down on this earth and touch it and call it their own.“
— Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Quelle: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
„Let's scope the place out," he suggested, heading around the side of the building, "and be careful in the bushes."
"Why?" Amy asked.
"This is South Africa, dude," Dan replied. "Where cobras come from. And not the hot ones, like Ian.“
— Peter Lerangis, buch The Viper's Nest
Quelle: The Viper's Nest
„The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.“
— Freda Adler Criminologist, educator 1934
Quelle: Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal (1975), P. 55.
„Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding between the two communities in South Africa can be removed.“
— Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Indian Opinion (1 October 1903)
Kontext: One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously, namely, never to depart from the strictest facts and, in dealing with the difficult questions that have arisen during the year, we hope that we have used the utmost moderation possible under the circumstances. Our duty is very simple and plain. We want to serve the community, and in our own humble way to serve the Empire. We believe in the righteousness of the cause, which it is our privilege to espouse. We have an abiding faith in the mercy of the Almighty God, and we have firm faith in the British Constitution. That being so, we should fail in our duty if we wrote anything with a view to hurt. Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding between the two communities in South Africa can be removed.
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
1990s, Speech at a Rally in Cuba (1991)
Kontext: We have long wanted to visit your country and express the many feelings that we have about the Cuban revolution, about the role of Cuba in Africa, southern Africa, and the world. The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Africa. The Cuban internationalists have made a contribution to African independence, freedom, and justice, unparalleled for its principled and selfless character.
„The world would be a lot better off if it paid more attention to its philosophers and artists than to its own tiny egotistic spirit, which lacks an overview. People should place their belief in Beethoven and Socrates.“
— Elfriede Jelinek, buch Wonderful, Wonderful Times
Wonderful, Wonderful Times (1990)
„The highest angel has nothing of its own that it can offer unto God, no more light, love, purity, perfection, and glorious hallelujahs, that spring from itself, or its own powers, than the poorest creature upon earth.“
— William Law English cleric, nonjuror and theological writer 1686 - 1761
¶ 8 - 9.
An Humble, Earnest and Affectionate Address to the Clergy (1761)
Kontext: God could not make the creature to be great and glorious in itself; this is as impossible, as for God to create beings into a state of independence on himself. "The heavens," saith David, "declare the glory of God"; and no creature, any more than the heavens, can declare any other glory but that of God. And as well might it be said, that the firmament shows forth its own handiwork, as that a holy divine or heavenly creature shows forth its own natural power.
But now, if all that is divine, great, glorious, and happy, in the spirits, tempers, operations, and enjoyments of the creature, is only so much of the greatness, glory, majesty, and blessedness of God, dwelling in it, and giving forth various births of his own triune life, light, and love, in and through the manifold forms and capacities of the creature to receive them, then we may infallibly see the true ground and nature of all true religion, and when and how we may be said to fulfill all our religious duty to God. For the creature's true religion, is its rendering to God all that is God's, it is its true continual acknowledging all that which it is, and has, and enjoys, in and from God. This is the one true religion of all intelligent creatures, whether in heaven, or on earth; for as they all have but one and the same relation to God, so though ever so different in their several births, states or offices, they all have but one and the same true religion, or right behavior towards God. Now the one relation, which is the ground of all true religion, and is one and the same between God and all intelligent creatures, is this, it is a total unalterable dependence upon God, an immediate continual receiving of every kind, and degree of goodness, blessing and happiness, that ever was, or can be found in them, from God alone. The highest angel has nothing of its own that it can offer unto God, no more light, love, purity, perfection, and glorious hallelujahs, that spring from itself, or its own powers, than the poorest creature upon earth. Could the angel see a spark of wisdom, goodness, or excellence, as coming from, or belonging to itself, its place in heaven would be lost, as sure as Lucifer lost his. But they are ever abiding flames of pure love, always ascending up to and uniting with God, for this reason, because the wisdom, the power, the glory, the majesty, the love, and goodness of God alone, is all that they see, and feel, and know, either within or without themselves. Songs of praise to their heavenly Father are their ravishing delight, because they see, and know, and feel, that it is the breath and Spirit of their heavenly Father that sings and rejoices in them. Their adoration in spirit and in truth never ceases, because they never cease to acknowledge the ALL of God; the ALL of God in the whole creation. This is the one religion of heaven, and nothing else is the truth of religion on earth.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„Successful people are the ones who say ‘yes’ when others say ‘no’. What would you say if you were offered a job promotion overseas? Would you go for it? What would you say if your partner suggested a new holiday destination, say, Greenland. Would you give it a try?“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (2016) https://books.google.ae/books?idnu0lCwAAQBAJ&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIMjAE
„Cybernetics offers a scientific approach to the cussedness of organisms, suggests how their behaviours can be catalysed and the mystique and rule of thumb banished.“
— Gordon Pask British psychologist 1928 - 1996
Quelle: An Approach to Cybernetics (1961), p. 110.
„One who offers (suggests) what he doesn't know, will be under the curse of the angels of the heavens and the earth.“
— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 770 - 818
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.2, p. 116.
Regarding Knowledge & Wisdom, Religious
„Talk through options and offer suggestions. Don't ignore an obvious problem in your family life and in your marriage.“
— William G. Boykin Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1948
Quelle: Man to Man: Rediscovering Masculinity in a Challenging World (2020), p. 103
— Philip José Farmer, buch Venus on the Half-Shell
Venus on the Half-Shell (December 1974); written using the pseudonym Kilgore Trout, with the permission of Kurt Vonnegut.
„I suggest rather than fraudulently misrepresenting me to be a Jew
.. you try to promote your religion on its own merits--if indeed it has any!“
— Bobby Fischer American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008
1980s, 1984 letter to Encyclopedia Judaica
Quelle: from 2nd paragraph, verified December 2014 article by Saul Jay Singer of JewishPress.com https://www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/features-on-jewish-world/fischer-and-spassky-two-infamous-jewish-anti-semites/2014/12/26/
— Michael Pollan American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism 1955
„I think it's important to learn boundaries for yourself and how much you have the right to place boundaries on others, I would say is a big thing.“
— Joel Courtney American actor 1996
'The Kissing Booth 2' star Joel Courtney breaks down all of his favorite scenes from the sequel https://www.insider.com/the-kissing-booth-2-joel-courtney-favorite-scenes-interview-2020-7 (July 24, 2020)
„Patel's presidential address to the Congress, 1931: No one would die of starvation in independent India. Its grain would not be exported. Cloth would not be imported by it. Its leaders would neither use a foreign language nor rule from a remote place 7,000 feet above sea level. Its military expenditure would not be heavy. Its army would not subjugate its own people or other lands. Its best-paid officials would not earn a great deal more than its lowest-paid servants. And finding justice in it would be neither costly nor difficult.“
— Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indian freedom fighter who forged united India 1875 - 1950
Gandhi, Rajmohan. Patel: A Life, p. 92