„Vain the ambition of kings
Who seek by trophies and dead things
To leave a living name behind,
And weave but nets to catch the wind.“

—  John Webster, The Devil's Law Case

The Devil's Law Case (1623).

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englischer Dramatiker 1578 - 1634

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Mikha'il Na'ima Foto
Carson McCullers Foto

„How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?“

—  Carson McCullers, buch Das Herz ist ein einsamer Jäger

Quelle: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Sufyan al-Thawri Foto

„The king who seeks company of the ascetics is superior to that ascetic who seeks nearness of the king.“

—  Sufyan al-Thawri Muslim Scholar and founder of Thawri Madhhab 716 - 778

Quelle: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004), p. 29

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Thucydides Foto
John Bartholomew Gough Foto

„Intemperance weaves the winding-sheet of souls.“

—  John Bartholomew Gough Anglo-American temperance orator 1817 - 1886

Reported in Julia B. Hoitt, Excellent Quotations for Home and School (1890), p. 115.

Terry McMillan Foto

„Folks want to glow, to leave their worries and dead skin behind.“

—  Terry McMillan, buch Getting to Happy

Quelle: Getting to Happy

„The king dead is a living god.“

—  Julian Jaynes, buch The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Book I, Chapter 6, p. 143 ( See also: Rene Girard, and James George Frazer)
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1976)

Ronald Reagan Foto

„The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

1960s, A Time for Choosing (1964)
Kontext: The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits — not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

Timothy Leary Foto

„Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.“

—  Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996

As quoted in Third and Possibly the Best 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (1987) by Robert Byrne, #40

Annie Dillard Foto

„A schedule defends from chaos and whim. A net for catching days.“

—  Annie Dillard American writer 1945

Quelle: The Writing Life

Carl Sagan Foto

„To live in the hearts we leave behind is to live forever.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

Quelle: Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

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Paul Verlaine Foto

„And so I leave
On cruel winds
Squalling
And gusting me
Like a dead leaf
Falling.“

—  Paul Verlaine, Chanson d'automne

Et je m'en vais
Au vent mauvais
Qui m'emporte
Deçà, delà,
Pareil à la
Feuille morte.
"Chanson d'automne", line 13, from Poèmes saturniens (1866); Sorrell p. 27

Thomas Gray Foto

„But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind“

—  David Gemmell, buch The King Beyond the Gate

Quelle: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 16
Kontext: One hundred only, Lord Earl. But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind.

Wallace Stevens Foto
Thomas Campbell Foto

„To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.“

—  Thomas Campbell British writer 1777 - 1844

Hallowed Ground (1825)
Variante: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Jacopo Sannazaro Foto

„He ploughs the waves, sows the sand, and hopes to gather the wind in a net, who places his hopes on the heart of woman.“

—  Jacopo Sannazaro Italian writer 1458 - 1530

Ne l'onde solca, e ne l'arena semina,
E'l vago vento spera in rete accogliere
Chi sue speranze fonda in cor di femina.
Ecloga Octava; "Plough the sands" found in Juvenal, Satires, VII. Jeremy Taylor, Discourse on Liberty of Prophesying (1647), Introduction.

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„Adam named the living animals, MaddAddam names the dead ones.“

—  Margaret Atwood, buch Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake (2003)

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