— Kristin Cast American writer 1986
— Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose
„It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 v.Chr
Variant translations If you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. Know your enemy and know yourself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know yourself but not your enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time. Literal translation: Know [the] other, know [the] self, hundred battles without danger; not knowing [the] other but know [the] self, one win one loss; not knowing [the] other, not knowing [the] self, every battle must [be] lost.
— Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872
— Ava Gardner American actress 1922 - 1990
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.“
— Bob Dylan, da Like a Rolling Stone, n.° 1
Context: Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse. When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.
— George Lucas American film producer 1944
— Peter Handke Austrian writer, playwright and film director 1942
„Naruto, it's nice that you removed the poison so spiritedly, but you'll bleed to death if you lose any more blood... Seriously....“
— Hatake Kakashi fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
„Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Context: All drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all. But I’m not going to go around preaching against [them]. As quoted in Rolling Stone (1992-04-16).
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987