„Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.“

Bearbeitet von Martin Svoboda. Letzte Aktualisierung 2. November 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Aktivistin 1934 - 1992

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„Do not indulge yourself in a self-pitying, self-gratifying revenge.“

—  Nick Drake (poet) British writer 1961

The Rahotep series, Book 3: Egypt: The Book of Chaos (2011)
Kontext: Death makes us strangers to ourselves... Do not indulge yourself in a self-pitying, self-gratifying revenge. More than likely you would simply end up dead as well.

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„One can act too much in the cause of self-preservation and experience nothing fresh as a result.“

—  Michael Moorcock, buch The War Hound and the World's Pain

Quelle: The War Hound and the World's Pain (1981), Chapter 2 (p. 25)

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„Self-preservation isn't worth it if you can't live with the self you're preserving“

—  David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal

Quelle: Every Day

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„Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

Sometimes quoted with the spelling "forgo", but Bierce used "forego" in his 1911 Collected Works

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„Remember that there is always a limit to self-indulgence but none to self-restraint, and let us daily progress in that direction.“

—  Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Article http://books.google.com/books?id=lHnjAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Remember+that+there+is+always+a+limit+to+self-indulgence+but+none+to+self-restraint+and+let+us+daily+progress+in+that+direction%22 in Young India (2 February 1928, Volume 10, Page 35)
Posthumous publications (1950s and later)

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„Self-denial surely means somethings far greater than some slight and insignificant lessening of our self-indulgences!“

—  James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905

(J. Hudson Taylor. A Ribband of Blue and Other Bible Studies. London: China Inland Mission, n.d., 113).

„It is not easy to remain motivated in the face of widespread apathy and self-indulgence.“

—  Joni Madraiwiwi Fijian politician 1957 - 2016

Speech to the Lautoka Rotary Club (Centenary Dinner), 12 March 2005 http://www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/printer_4326.shtml.

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„Self-preservation is a paramount desire in all of us.“

—  David Gemmell, buch The Swords of Night and Day

Quelle: Drenai series, The Swords of Night and Day, Ch. 5
Kontext: Self-preservation is a paramount desire in all of us. Good and evil are interchangeable. When the wolves pull down a fawn I don't doubt the doe would consider it an evil act. For the wolves it is a necessity, and they would see the arrival of fresh meat as good.

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„Caring about your self as it will be in the future is no more reasonable than caring about the self you are now.“

—  John Gray, buch Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

The Vices of Morality: A weakness for prudence (p. 105)
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals (2002)

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„Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering; the capacity for self-indulgence changes hands.“

—  Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937

Quelle: Lord Malquist and Mr Moon (1966), Ch. I: Dramatis Personae and Other Coincidences.

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„Self-preservation is the central aim of all life-activities.“

—  Boris Sidis American psychiatrist 1867 - 1923

Quelle: Nervous Ills their Cause and Cure (1922), p. 20

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„Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated beware-it is probably self-indulgence.“

—  Donald A. Norman, buch The Design of Everyday Things

Quelle: The Design of Everyday Things

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„Ultimately there is no power to narcissistic, self-indulgent thinking. Authentic thinking originates with an encounter with the world.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

Quelle: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5

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