— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989), Farewell Address (1989)
Kontext: The lesson of all this was, of course, that because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours. And something else we learned: Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world.
— Mateo Alemán, buch Guzmán de Alfarache
Pt. II, Lib. III, Ch. V.
Guzmán de Alfarache (1599-1604)
„Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England.“
— Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria 1944
Interview in Christianity Today, October 2006
„Every relationship has a hard part at the beginning. This is our hard part. It's not like a puzzle piece where there's an instant fit. With relationships, you have to shape the pieces on each end before they go perfectly together.“
— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
Quelle: Every Day
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Song lyrics, Amarantine (2005)
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Remark, attributed in John Gordon Stewart Drysdale and John James Drysdale, The Protoplasmic Theory of Life (1874), p. 279 (note).
Sourced but undated
— Sun Myung Moon Korean religious leader 1920 - 2012
Creation Of The Fatherland, 1984-01-01 http://www.tparents.org/Moon-Talks/sunmyungmoon84/840101.htm
— Edmund Burke, buch A Vindication of Natural Society
A Vindication of Natural Society (1756)
Kontext: A good parson once said, that where mystery begins, religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends? It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery. The lawyers, as well as the theologians, have erected another reason besides natural reason; and the result has been, another justice besides natural justice. They have so bewildered the world and themselves in unmeaning forms and ceremonies, and so perplexed the plainest matters with metaphysical jargon, that it carries the highest danger to a man out of that profession, to make the least step without their advice and assistance. Thus, by confining to themselves the knowledge of the foundation of all men's lives and properties, they have reduced all mankind into the most abject and servile dependence. We are tenants at the will of these gentlemen for everything; and a metaphysical quibble is to decide whether the greatest villain breathing shall meet his deserts, or escape with impunity, or whether the best man in the society shall not be reduced to the lowest and most despicable condition it affords. In a word, my Lord, the injustice, delay, puerility, false refinement, and affected mystery of the law are such, that many who live under it come to admire and envy the expedition, simplicity, and equality of arbitrary judgments.
— John Locke English philosopher and physician 1632 - 1704
The Reasonableness of Christianity (1695)
— Ron Kaufman American author and consultant 1956
Lift Me UP! Service With A Smile (2005)
— William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573 - 1645
Quelle: Letter to Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (8 October 1638), quoted in The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, sometime Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Volume VII—Letters (1860), p. 489