— Alexander Hamilton Founding Father of the United States 1757 - 1804
„I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!”“
Letter to John Adams (27 November 1775)
Kontext: I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!” The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of government. You tell me of degrees of perfection to which human nature is capable of arriving, and I believe it, but at the same time lament that our admiration should arise from the scarcity of the instances.
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Quelle: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess
— Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet,… 1821 - 1890
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) Terminal Essay: Social Conditions, fn. 13.
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Book VI, Chapter 7.
Books, Coningsby (1844), Vivian Grey (1826)
— Robert Capa American photographer 1913 - 1954
— Jane Austen, buch Sense and Sensibility
Variante: Mama, the more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
Quelle: Sense and Sensibility
— Jaclyn Victor Malaysian singer; Malaysian Idol winner 1978
"You Bring Out the Best In Me", Gemilang, 2004
„Flute is an instrument which gives you more power as you play. It's like the breathing exercises in yoga. I'm able to increase my lung power by playing more. But because of travelling I don't get time to practice“
— Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in Hinduism Today
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
8 May 1750
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)
— Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 v.Chr
Actually a quotation from a letter of Lord Chesterfield dated May 8, 1750.
„He was of opinion that we should be able to convince the general English public, the working man particularly, that the reforms that I advanced would be far more beneficial to the English nation, particularly to the working man…If India is prosperous and rich, she would buy far more English produce and give work proportionately to the working man.“
— Dadabhai Naoroji Indian politician 1825 - 1917
His noting in his dairy after his contesting election in 1886 page=10.
Narrow-majority’ and ‘Bow-and-agree’: Public Attitudes Towards the Elections of the First Asian MPs in Britain, Dadabhai Naoroji and Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree, 1885-1906
„The more I think about colour, the more convinced I become that this reflected half-tint is the principle that must predominate, because it is this that gives the true tone, the tone that constitutes the value, the thing that matters in giving life and character to the object. Light, to which the schools teach us to attach equal importance and which they place on the canvas at the same time as the half-tint and shadow, is really only an accident. Without grasping this principle, one cannot understand true colour, I mean the colour that gives the feeling of thickness and depth and of that essential difference that distinguishes one object from another.“
— Eugène Delacroix French painter 1798 - 1863
29 April 1854 (p. 228)
1831 - 1863, Delacroix' 'Journal' (1847 – 1863)
— Ernst, Baron von Feuchtersleben Austrian psychiatrist, poet and philosopher 1806 - 1849
If these words of Herder be true, cultivation is the key to the most precious of treasures; for as Nature has insured the permanence of existence by implanting in us a force of resistance and self-renovation, so may we, on our side, increase the force of these attributes by self-acquired powers of mind.
p 75 1852 translation
The Dietetics of the Soul; Or, True Mental Discipline (1838)
— Debbie Macomber American writer 1948
Quelle: One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
„The Empty Quarter offered me the chance to win distinction as a traveller; but I believed that it could give me more than this, that in those empty wastes I could find the peace that comes with solitude, and, among the Bedu, comradeship in a hostile world. Many who venture into dangerous places have found this comradeship among members of their own race; a few find it more easily among people from other lands, the very differences which separate them binding them ever more closely. I found it among the Bedu. Without it these journeys would have been a meaningless penance.“
— Wilfred Thesiger, buch Arabian Sands
Quelle: Arabian Sands (1959), p. 4.
— Czeslaw Milosz, buch The Captive Mind
The Captive Mind (1953)
Kontext: Undoubtedly, one comes closer to the truth when one sees history as the expression of the class struggle rather than a series of private quarrels among kings and nobles. But precisely because such an analysis of history comes closer to the truth, it is more dangerous. It gives the illusion of full knowledge; it supplies answers to all questions, answers which merely run around in a circle repeating a few formulas.
— Anna Shipton British religious writer 1815 - 1901
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 397.
„Many of the dangerous things that drivers do are not likely to save them even 10 seconds. When you bet your life against 10 seconds, that is giving bigger odds than you are ever likely to get in Las Vegas.“
— Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930
1980s–1990s, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays (1999)
— Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974
"The Reach of Imagination" (1967)
„The works of the Creator, ever present to our senses, give a living and perpetual testimony of his power and goodness far surpassing any evidence transmitted through human testimony. The testimony of man becomes fainter at every stage of transmission, whilst each new inquiry into the works of the Almighty gives to us more exalted views of his wisdom, his goodness, and his power.“
— Charles Babbage, Passages from the life of a philosopher
"Passages from the life of a philosopher", The Belief In The Creator From His Works, p. 402
Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (1864)
Kontext: In the works of the Creator ever open to our examination, we possess a firm basis on which to raise the superstructure of an enlightened creed. The more man inquires into the laws which regulate the material universe, the more he is convinced that all its varied forms arise from the action of a few simple principles. These principles themselves converge, with accelerating force, towards some still more comprehensive law to which all matter seems to be submitted. Simple as that law may possibly be, it must be remembered that it is only one amongst an infinite number of simple laws: that each of these laws has consequences at least as extensive as the existing one, and therefore that the Creator who selected the present law must have foreseen the consequences of all other laws. The works of the Creator, ever present to our senses, give a living and perpetual testimony of his power and goodness far surpassing any evidence transmitted through human testimony. The testimony of man becomes fainter at every stage of transmission, whilst each new inquiry into the works of the Almighty gives to us more exalted views of his wisdom, his goodness, and his power.