— Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics
— Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882
I'll always be nothing.
I can't even wish to be something.
Aside from that, I've got all the world's dreams inside me.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Álvaro de Campos (heteronym), Tabacaria ["The Tobacconist's" or "The Tobacco Shop"] (15 January 1928) Variant translations: I am nothing. Never shall be anything. Cannot will to be anything. This apart, I have in me all the dreams of the world. trans. Jonathan Griffin, in Selected Poems (Penguin Books, 1974), p. 111 I am not nothing. I will never be nothing. I cannot ever want to be nothing. Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams of the world. In Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations (2005), p. 649 I am nothing. I shall never be anything. I cannot even wish to be anything. Apart from this, I have within me all the dreams of the world.
— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
„Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in the ancient Greek republics: freedom for the slave owners“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
Context: In capitalist society, under the conditions most favorable to its development, we have more or less complete democracy in the democratic republic. But this democracy is always restricted by the narrow framework of capitalist exploitation and consequently always remains, in reality, a democracy for the minority, only for the possessing classes, only for the rich. Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in the ancient Greek republics: freedom for the slave owners 5.2, Essential Works of Lenin (1966)
— Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966
„Great lovers will always be unhappy, because, for them, love is of supreme importance. Consequently they demand of their beloved the same intensity of thought as they have for her, otherwise they feel betrayed.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
„It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.“
— Henri Cartier-Bresson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
— Carlos Castaneda Peruvian-American author 1925 - 1998
„If we would despise the enemy, our thoughts must always be of God and our souls always glad with hope.“
— Anthony the Great Christian saint, monk, and hermit 251 - 357
Book II, Chapter 10