„Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.“

The Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue: Man Himself Must Choose (1976).

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britischer Kulturtheoretiker und Geschichtsphilosoph 1889 - 1975

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—  Pierre Hadot French historian and philosopher 1922 - 2010

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—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

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—  Matthew Stover, buch Blade of Tyshalle

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Kontext: "I respect what is repectable," Tan'elkoth replied. "To ask for respect where none has been earned is childish maundering. And what is repectable, in the end, save service? Even your idol Jefferson is, in the end, measured by how well he served the species. The prize of individualism--its goal--is self-actualization, which is only another name for vanity. We do not admire men for achieving self-actualization; we admire self-actualization when its end result is a boon to humanity."

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„Every man has a mob self and an individual self, in varying proportions.“

—  D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930

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—  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975

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—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969

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