„Fanaticism was poison in the soul, and the first victim in its inexorable, ever-growing list was compassion.“
— Steven Erikson, buch The Bonehunters
The Bonehunters (2006)
Kontext: So much had changed inside him. He was no believer in causes, not any more. Certainty was an illusion, a lie. Fanaticism was poison in the soul, and the first victim in its inexorable, ever-growing list was compassion. Who could speak of freedom, when one's soul was bound in chains?
— Edgar Lee Masters, buch Spoon River Anthology
Quelle: Spoon River Anthology
— James Jones, buch The Thin Red Line
Quelle: The Thin Red Line
„For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„People are often mistaken about what is good for the health of their bodies. That is why we have doctors. And people are just as likely to be mistaken about what will be good for the happiness of their souls. That is why we have moralists.“
— Walter Terence Stace British civil servant, educator and philosopher. 1886 - 1967
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
There's no way we can go [eradicate diseases] into an area that is at war."
In reference to his effort to eradicate Guinea worm disease in Africa.[Jimmy Carter Vs. Guinea Worm: Sudan Is Last Battle, CBS, December 27, 2010, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/25/ap/health/main7183775.shtml, http://web.archive.org/web/20101228060534/http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/25/ap/health/main7183775.shtml, December 28, 2010]
„The man dissatisfied with the world will be dissatisfied with himself, so as to be continually eaten up by his own ill humor. And in such a state of mind how can he retain health?“
— Ernst, Baron von Feuchtersleben Austrian psychiatrist, poet and philosopher 1806 - 1849
The Dietetics of the Soul; Or, True Mental Discipline (1838)
„Things which bestow upon the soul no greatness or confidence or freedom from care are not goods. But riches and health and similar conditions do none of these things; therefore, riches and health are not goods. Things which bestow upon the soul no greatness or confidence or freedom from care, but on the other hand create in it arrogance, vanity, and insolence, are evils. But things which are the gift of Fortune drive us into these evil ways. Therefore these things are not goods.“
— Posidonius ancient greek philosopher -135 - -51 v.Chr
As quoted in Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Seneca, Epistle LXXXVII (trans. R. M. Gummere)
„Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
No. 115 (12 July 1711).
The Spectator (1711–1714)
„Temperance is to the body what religion is to the soul, the foundation and source of health and strength and peace.“
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891
— John Steinbeck, buch Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Quelle: Travels with Charley: In Search of America
— Grace Coddington, Grace: A Memoir
Quelle: Grace: A Memoir
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
„The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when Sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go, "No, I'm happy for you?"“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
That's when it's really sad.
Rolling Stone magazine/iTunes podcast (December 2005)
On the "chin-up sad" tone of one of his new songs on his upcoming album "Continuum"