„An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense—perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire—that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.“
„The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that's where it's at.“
— Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980
As quoted in [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0688011632 Blackthink: My Life as Black Man and White Man] (1970)
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„On the moon we wore feathers in our hair, and rubies on our hands. On the moon we had gold spoons.“
— Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
„Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"Nothing Gold Can Stay" (1923)
„Medical statistics will be our standard of measurement: we will weigh life for life and see where the dead lie thicker, among the workers or among the privileged.“
— Rudolf Virchow German doctor, anthropologist, public health activist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist and politician 1821 - 1902
1848 (quoted in Infections and Inequalities by Paul Farmer, page 1.
„The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together, for it implied — as had been said at Nuremberg over and over again by the defendants and their counsels — that this new type of criminal, who is in actual fact hostis generis humani, commits his crimes under circumstances that make it well-nigh impossible for him to know or to feel that he is doing wrong.“
— Hannah Arendt Jewish-American political theorist 1906 - 1975
„The voice so filled with nostalgia that you could almost see the memories floating through the blue smoke, memories not only of music and joy and youth, but perhaps, of dreams. They listened to the music, each hearing it in his own way, feeling relaxed and a part of the music, a part of each other, and almost a part of the world.“
— Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„In terms of experience, we want to make this (referring to the self) very pleasant. We want this to be blissful, ecstatic. But, as I said before, even being ecstatic is not goal by itself. If you are blissful by your own nature, then the important thing is that you are no more the issue. There are other issues in this existence; we can look at those. But if you are an issue, what other issue will you take in your hands? You will not touch anything. When I am enough trouble myself, why do I want to take on this one or that one? When I am no more an issue, now I am willing to dig into the whole existence and see what it is all about.“
— Sadhguru, Of Mystics & Mistakes
„Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries. It is as though mankind had divided itself between those who believe in human omnipotence (who think that everything is possible if one knows how to organize masses for it) and those for whom powerlessness has become the major experience of their lives.“
— Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
„It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. [http://books. google. com/books? id=EcKZ8bbMLDMC&q=%22It+is+not+fair+to+ask+of+others+what+you+are+not+willing+to+do+yourself%22&pg=PA64#v=onepage][http://www. gwu. edu/~erpapers/myday/displaydoc. cfm? _y=1946&_f=md000366] (15 June 1946)“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
„…we receive as friendly that which agrees with, we resist with dislike that which opposes us; whereas the very reverse is required by every dictate of common sense.“
— Michael Faraday, Experimental researches in chemistry and physics