— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None
„He was my counsel in affairs, was my oracle in taste, the standard to whom I submitted my trifles, and the genius that presided over poor Strawberry.“
— Joe Biden 47th Vice President of the United States (in office from 2009 to 2017) 1942
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Interview with Mike Wallace", 60 Minutes, CBS Television. February 18, 1979. (M).
„With Death at my side I seek new counsel for my life, and I see the better but I lay hold on the worse.“
— Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374
Canzone 264, st. 8
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
J’ai mis tout mon génie dans ma vie; je n’ai mis que mon talent dans mes œuvres. Conversation with André Gide in , pp. 98–99 http://books.google.com/books?id=-oBmdCTSJ5IC&pg=PA98#v=onepage&q=%22I%20put%20all%20my%20genius%22, also footnote 6 (p. 99), quoting 1996 edition of Gide’s journal, pp. 746–47]
— Milagros Cabral female volleyball player from the Dominican Republic 1978
About winning the third gold medal http://www.hoy.com.do/deportes/2010/8/14/338019/Milagros-CabralEstelar-de-la-era-dorada-del-voleibol at the Central American and Caribbean Games. (14 August 2010)
— Rick Riordan, The Hidden Oracle
„My visions of the future are always pretty much standard issue. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer... and there are flying cars.“
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
TV Guide (27 December – 2 January 2004), and Foreword to Fray
„My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me and demonstrating to me that I am not exalted over the panhandler nor less than the mighty.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Context: My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me and demonstrating to me that I am not exalted over the panhandler nor less than the mighty. Before my Soul taught me, I thought people consisted of two types: the weak, whom I pitied and disregarded, and the powerful, whom I followed or against I rebelled. Now, I have discovered that I was formed as one individual from the same substance from which all human beings were created. I am made up of the same elements as they are, and my pattern is theirs. My struggles are theirs, and my path is theirs.
— Will Carleton poet. 1845 - 1912
Over the Hill to the Poor-house (1872).
„I began my editorial career with the presidency of Mr. Adams, and my principal object was to render his administration all the assistance in my power. I flattered myself with the hope of accompanying him through [his] voyage, and of partaking in a trifling degree, of the glory of the enterprise; but he suddenly tacked about, and I could follow him no longer. I therefore waited for the first opportunity to haul down my sails.“
— William Cobbett English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist 1763 - 1835
Porcupine’s Gazette, No. 799 (13 January 1800).
„I looked and it was not the Magistrate whom I saw, it was Vasudeva, it was Narayana who was sitting there on the bench. I looked at the Prosecuting Counsel and it was not the Counsel for the prosecution that I saw; it was Sri Krishna who sat there, it was my Lover and Friend who sat there and smiled. "Now do you fear?" He said, "I am in all men and I overrule their actions and their words. My protection is still with you and you shall not fear. This case which is brought against you, leave it in my hand. It is not for you. It was not for the trial that I brought you here but for something else. The case itself is only a means for my work and nothing more."“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950