— Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997
„I think he who knows himself will know accurately, not the opinion of others about him, but what he is in reality… he ought to discover within himself what is right for him to do and not learn it from without…“
— Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363
As quoted in The Works of the Emperor Julian (1923) by Wilmer Cave France Wright, p. 91
— Rafic Hariri Lebanese businessman and politician 1944 - 2005
Answering to the question that if Israel has right to defend themselves, 29 march 2002. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0203/29/lt.12.html
— Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997
Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970)
— Jack Buck American sportscaster 1924 - 2002
Calling Don Denkinger's blown call in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series that ignited a Royals game-winning rally.
— Rick Riordan, buch The Throne of Fire
Quelle: The Throne of Fire
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Book V, Chapter 1.
Books, Coningsby (1844), The Young Duke (1831)
„Jesus does not drive His followers on before, as a herd of unwilling disciples, but goes before Himself, leading them into paths that He has trod, and dangers He has met, and sacrifices He has borne Himself, calling them after Him and to be only followers.“
— Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 89.
„The drum major instinct can lead to exclusivism in one's thinking and can lead one to feel that because he has some training, he's a little better than that person who doesn't have it. Or because he has some economic security, that he's a little better than that person who doesn't have it. And that's the uncontrolled, perverted use of the drum major instinct.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1960s, The Drum Major Instinct (1968)
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
„In the depth of his soul he knew that his action was so base, abominable and cruel that, with that action upon his conscience, not only would he have no right to condemn others but he should not be able to look others in the face, to say nothing of considering himself the good, noble, magnanimous man he esteemed himself. And he had to esteem himself as such in order to be able to continue to lead a valiant and joyous life. And there was but one way of doing so, and that was not to think of it. This he endeavored to do.“
— Leo Tolstoy, buch Auferstehung
Quelle: Resurrection (1899), Ch. 18
„After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.“
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
Marginalia http://www.easylit.com/poe/comtext/prose/margin.shtml (November 1844)
— Kage Baker, buch Mendoza in Hollywood
Part 3 “The Island Out There” Chapter 3 (pp. 304-305)
Mendoza in Hollywood (2000)
— Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Menschliches, Allzumenschliches
Human, All Too Human (1878)
Kontext: No one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any. By enlisting passion on his side he wants to stifle his reason and its doubts: thus he will acquire a good conscience and with it success among his fellow men.
„We [his art-friend & painter Morris Louis and Noland himself] were interested in Pollock but could gain no lead from him. He was too personal. But Frankenthaler showed us a way – a way to think about and use, color..“
— Kenneth Noland American artist 1924 - 2010
from: Abstract Art, Anna Moszynska; Thames and Hudson 1990, p. 194
„If he bears me a grudge because of his poor command of troops he shows that he lacks greatness of spirit and deserves to be treated as a little man. But if he has allowed himself to reflect calmly and to examine himself a little, he cannot but be grateful to me and tell himself that I acted without fear and did my duty. Then one could say: there is nobility in him after all.“
— Alfred von Waldersee Prussian Field Marshal 1832 - 1904
Waldersee in his diary, 8 October 1890, commenting on the imperial field maneuvers of that year, when Waldersee defeated the formations commanded by Kaiser Wilhelm II.
— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Tamil politician and social reformer 1879 - 1973
Veeramani, Collected Works of Periyar, p. 513.
„With despair, true optimism begins: the optimism of the man who expects nothing, who knows he has no rights and nothing coming to him, who rejoices in counting on himself alone and in acting alone for the good of all.“
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
Characterizations of Existentialism (1944)
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Golden Sayings of Epictetus
Kontext: A guide, on finding a man who has lost his way, brings him back to the right path—he does not mock and jeer at him and then take himself off. You also must show the unlearned man the truth, and you will see that he will follow. But so long as you do not show it him, you should not mock, but rather feel your own incapacity. (63).