— Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 v.Chr
„And friends and relatives disperse,
And are not stirred.“
From Third Avenue On
The Book of Repulsive Women (1915)
Kontext: Somewhere beneath her hurried curse,
A corpse lies bounding in a hearse;
And friends and relatives disperse,
And are not stirred.
— Javad Alizadeh cartoonist, journalist and humorist 1953
Quoted in Humor & Caricature (January 1996), p. 3
— Jacques Delille French poet and translator 1738 - 1813
Le sort fait les parents, le choix fait les amis.
Malheur at Pitié (1803), canto I.
— Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
On the Death of a Favourite Cat http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=odfc (1747)
„Marriage is an estate of long duration, and one which should not be entered into lightly or without the approval of our closest friends and relatives.“
— Marguerite de Navarre, buch Heptaméron
Mariage est un état de si longue durée, qu'il ne doit être commencé légèrement, ne sans l'opinion de nos meilleurs amis et parents.
Fourth Day, Novel XL (trans. P. A. Chilton)
— Ali, buch Nahj al-Balagha
„The belief that the gods delighted especially in the gift of human blood was responsible for the widespread custom of offering up captured enemies, and sometimes even friends and relatives, upon the alter.“
— Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
Quelle: Something More, A Consideration of the Vast, Undeveloped Resources of Life (1920), p. 30
Kontext: The belief that the gods delighted especially in the gift of human blood was responsible for the widespread custom of offering up captured enemies, and sometimes even friends and relatives, upon the alter. A vast chasm separates this conception from the present belief in God as an ethical person, holy and righteous beyond comparison, who has boundless affection for his children, who seeks in every way possible to help them, and who longs to enter into a deeper companionship with them.
„Respect for mother and father is good, generosity to friends, acquaintances, relatives, Brahmans and ascetics is good, not killing living beings is good, moderation in spending and moderation in saving is good.“
— Ashoka Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty -304 - -232 v.Chr
Edicts of Ashoka (c. 257 BC)
Kontext: Respect for mother and father is good, generosity to friends, acquaintances, relatives, Brahmans and ascetics is good, not killing living beings is good, moderation in spending and moderation in saving is good. The Council shall notify the Yuktas about the observance of these instructions in these very words.
— P.G. Wodehouse English author 1881 - 1975
— Nicolás Gómez Dávila Colombian writer and philosopher 1913 - 1994
Sucesivos Escolios a un Texto Implícito (1992)
„From a comparative perspective, we are a relatively monomorphic mammal, with relatively monomorphic minds.“
— Steve Stewart-Williams 1971
Quelle: The Ape that Thought It Was a Peacock: Does Evolutionary Psychology Exaggerate Human Sex Differences? (2013), p. 143
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Quelle: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942), p. 134
Kontext: Brahman and Śakti are identical. If you accept the one, you must accept the other. It is like fire and its power to burn. If you see the fire, you must recognize its power to burn also. You cannot think of fire without its power to burn, nor can you think of the power to burn without fire. You cannot conceive of the sun's rays without the sun, nor can you conceive of the sun without its rays. You cannot think of the milk without the whiteness, and again, you cannot think of the whiteness without the milk. Thus one cannot think of Brahman without Śakti, or of Śakti without Brahman. One cannot think of the Absolute without the Relative, or of the Relative without the Absolute.
„Excuse me pal! This is IELTS; you understand? This is International English Language Testing System…not a Bihar Board exam where candidates are accompanied by their friends, neighbours and relatives until they finish writing the test.“
— Gaurav Sharma (author) Author and novelist 1992
Gone are the Days (2016)
„Relatives, colleagues, friends, and marriage partners, understandably threatened by these changes, often exert pressure on the individual...These pressures only widen the gap. You don't stop an immigrant by trying to revive his hopes for the Old World.“
— Marilyn Ferguson American writer 1938 - 2008
The Aquarian Conspiracy (1980), Chapter Twelve, Human Connections: Relationships Changing
„At some point I believe one has to stop holding back for fear of alienating some imaginary reader or real relative or friend, and come out with personal truth.“
— May Sarton American poet, novelist, and memoirist 1912 - 1995
„As thou these ashes, little brook! will bear
Into the Avon, Avon to the tide
Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas,
Into main ocean they, this deed accurst,
An emblem yields to friends and enemies
How the bold teacher's doctrine, sanctified
By truth, shall spread throughout the world dispersed.“
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Part II, No. 17 - Wicliffe. In obedience to the order of the Council of Constance (1415), the remains of Wickliffe were exhumed and burned to ashes, and these cast into the Swift, a neighbouring brook running hard by; and "thus this brook hath conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean. And thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over", Thomas Fuller, Church History, section ii, book iv, paragraph 53; Compare also: "What Heraclitus would not laugh, or what Democritus would not weep?… For though they digged up his body, burned his bones, and drowned his ashes, yet the word of God and truth of his doctrine, with the fruit and success thereof, they could not burn", Fox, Book of Martyrs, vol. i. p. 606 (edition, 1611); "Some prophet of that day said,—
"'The Avon to the Severn runs, / The Severn to the sea; / And Wickliffe's dust shall spread abroad / Wide as the waters be'", Daniel Webster, Address before the Sons of New Hampshire (1849), and similarly quoted by the Rev. John Cumming in the Voices of the Dead.
Ecclesiastical Sonnets (1821)
„All friends and relatives supported me. I do not know what to say. This is the victory for all Russians, for the whole country. We won the gold medal we were dreaming about. We deserved it.“
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
World News Connection (May 18, 2008) "Russian Forward Kovalchuk Says He Dreaming About This Victory", Moscow: Information Telegraph Agency of Russia.
„…whereas there still lingers some absurd prejudice against living on one's friends, no limits are set, either by society or by one's own conscience, to the amount one may impose upon one's relatives.“
— Stella Gibbons, buch Cold Comfort Farm
Quelle: Cold Comfort Farm (1932), Chapter 1.