„Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
Life is very long.“

—  Thomas Stearns Eliot, livro The Hollow Men, The Hollow Men (1925)
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poeta, dramaturgo e crítico literário estadunidense 1888 - 1965

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„Life is a compromise between fate and free will.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
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„Perhaps the cause of our contemporary pessimism is our tendency to view history as a turbulent stream of conflicts — between individuals in economic life, between groups in politics, between creeds in religion, between states in war.“

—  Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
Context: Perhaps the cause of our contemporary pessimism is our tendency to view history as a turbulent stream of conflicts — between individuals in economic life, between groups in politics, between creeds in religion, between states in war. This is the more dramatic side of history; it captures the eye of the historian and the interest of the reader. But if we turn from that Mississippi of strife, hot with hate and dark with blood, to look upon the banks of the stream, we find quieter but more inspiring scenes: women rearing children, men building homes, peasants drawing food from the soil, artisans making the conveniences of life, statesmen sometimes organizing peace instead of war, teachers forming savages into citizens, musicians taming our hearts with harmony and rhythm, scientists patiently accumulating knowledge, philosophers groping for truth, saints suggesting the wisdom of love. History has been too often a picture of the bloody stream. The history of civilization is a record of what happened on the banks. As quoted in "The Gentle Philosopher" (2006) by John Little at Will Durant Foundation

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„Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church’s credibility.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936
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„Translation:Today China is facing The struggle between two nations, the struggle between new born Chinese Soviet Republic and the rotten Republic of China, the struggle between these two nations, determined the whole of political life of China, this sharp confrontation between these two regimes, is the core of the total of the current Chinese political life.“

—  Wang Ming Chinese politician 1904 - 1974
“今天中國面臨的是‘兩國之爭’,即新生的'中華蘇維埃共和國'與腐朽的'中華民國'的鬥爭”,“‘兩國’之爭,決定著中國目前的全部政治生活”,“‘兩國’政權的尖銳對立,是目前中國全部政治生活的核心。 見《王明傳》 華夏歷史:命運多舛的時代:中華民國(大陸時期) (九) http://www.minghui-school.org/school/article/2005/12/29/51030.html

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„Life is a space between two illusions: Birth and Death…“

—  Gianni Sarcone Italian author, artist, designer, and researcher in visual perception and cognitive psychology 1962
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„The American empire is hovering between life and death.“

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„All life is a flux between these two aspects of the daimonic.“

—  Rollo May, livro Love and Will
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„Music is indeed the mediator between the spiritual and sensual life.“

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„His life is a watch or a vision
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—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
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„When you have an emotion you are recruiting a variety of mechanisms that came in the long history of evolution, long before emotions arose, and those mechanisms all had to do with how an organism manages its life.“

—  António Damásio neuroscientist and professor at the University of Southern California 1944
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„Man is a dream about a shadow. But when some splendour falls upon him from God, a glory comes to him and his life is sweet.“

—  R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
Context: On seeing his shadow fall on such ancient rocks, he had to question himself in a different context and ask the same old question as before, "Who am I?", and the answer now came more emphatically than ever before, "No-one." But a no-one with a crown of light about his head. He would remember a verse from Pindar: "Man is a dream about a shadow. But when some splendour falls upon him from God, a glory comes to him and his life is sweet." Neb [No-one] (1985)

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„What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
Context: What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life. And as I became more spiritually conscious, I learned that we all are responsible for ourselves, that you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act. You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything. O Magazine (January 2007), pages 160 & 217

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