— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
— Tulsidas Hindu poet-saint 1532 - 1623
Quelle: On Tulsidas’s epic Ramacharritamanas, P.E.Keay in "A Garden of Deeds: Ramacharitmanas, a Message of Human Ethics", p. 35
— Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958
— Lawrence Ferlinghetti American artist, writer and activist 1919
Quelle: City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
— Alexander von Humboldt Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer 1769 - 1859
Equinoctial Regions of America (1814-1829)
„He will be a man with strength of a myriad elephants, a great and royal rsi, of great fortune, great power, and great intelligence. And 100 powerful sons will be his, but because of his mother’s lack of virtue, he shall be born blind.“
— Vyasa central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions
Vyasa’s curse to the first widowed wife of his half brother on the son to be born to them. His mother [Satyavati] had asked him to produce heirs to the throne with the two widows of his half-brother. The first princess closed her eyes as Vyasa was in fearful ascetic condition when he slept with her. In due time Dhritarshtra was born blind. Quoted in p. 58.
Sources, Seer of the Fifth Veda: Kr̥ṣṇa Dvaipāyana Vyāsa in the Mahābhārata
— Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796
To Robert Graham, st. 1 (1791)
— Walter Bagehot British journalist, businessman, and essayist 1826 - 1877
Literary Studies (1879)
— Robert Fulghum, buch All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Quelle: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
— Marcel Proust, buch In Search of Lost Time
Tout ce que nous connaissons de grand nous vient des nerveux. Ce sont eux et non pas d'autres qui ont fondé les religions et composé les chefs-d'œuvre.
In Search of Lost Time, Remembrance of Things Past (1913-1927), Vol III: The Guermantes Way (1920)
„They may fight against greatness in us who are the children of men, but can they conquer? Even if they should destroy us every one, what then? Would it save them? No! For greatness is abroad, not only in us, not only in the Food, but in the purpose of all things! It is in the nature of all things, it is part of space and time.“
— H. G. Wells, buch The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904)
Kontext: They may fight against greatness in us who are the children of men, but can they conquer? Even if they should destroy us every one, what then? Would it save them? No! For greatness is abroad, not only in us, not only in the Food, but in the purpose of all things! It is in the nature of all things, it is part of space and time. To grow and still to grow, from first to last that is Being, that is the law of life. What other law can there be?
— Antoine François Prévost French novelist 1697 - 1763
„Are some people destined for a great fate, or to do great things? Or is it only that they're born somehow with that great passion -- and if they find themselves in the right circumstances, then things happen? It's the sort of thing you wonder…“
— Diana Gabaldon, buch Voyager
— George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham English statesman and poet 1628 - 1687
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby "An Essay on Poetry", line 2; cited from The Poetical Works of the Most Noble John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham (Edinburg [sic]: Apollo Press, 1780) p. 281.
Misattributed in Temple Bar (February 1863) p. 377, and by Giga Quotes http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/authors/george_villiers_a001.htm.
— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
— John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826
Letter to Abigail Adams (29 October 1775), published Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife, Vol. 1 (1841), ed. Charles Francis Adams, p. 72
Kontext: Human nature with all its infirmities and depravation is still capable of great things. It is capable of attaining to degrees of wisdom and goodness, which we have reason to believe, appear as respectable in the estimation of superior intelligences. Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. Newton and Locke are examples of the deep sagacity which may be acquired by long habits of thinking and study.
„As to love our neighbour as we love ourselves is the great law of Christianity, so it is the great precept of nature to love ourselves only as we love our neighbour, or what comes to the same thing, as our neighbour is capable of loving us.“
— Adam Smith, buch Theorie der ethischen Gefühle
Section I, Chap. V.
The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), Part I
— Rick Riordan, buch The House of Hades
Quelle: The House of Hades
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Friendship
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935