— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
„You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.“
— Giovanni Boccaccio Italian author and poet 1313 - 1375
„The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.“
— Charles Eames American designer, half of duo the Eames 1907 - 1978
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 a.C.
This is sometimes attributed to Sun Tzu in combination with the above quote, as well as alone, but it too has not been sourced to any published translation of The Art of War, though it is similar in concept to his famous statement in Ch. 3 : "It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles..."
„There's a safety in thinking in a diner. You can have your coffee or your milkshake, and you can go off into strange dark areas, and always come back to the safety of the diner.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
— Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur 1966
„It's funny how people think that they have "a right to life". Now isn't that the biggest load you ever heard? You don't have a right to shit your pants on Sunday. Let's take it back to the jungle. Where the fuck are your rights there? No layers in the jungle. Civilization has allowed the weak to survive. You can sit back and be an overweight, apathetic piece of shit, smoke your dope and still survive because you have a right to life.“
— Henry Rollins, Black Coffee Blues
„Show pity I beg you...
We have today been struck down by fortune
But tomorrow it may be your own turn to die.“
— Giuseppe Verdi Italian composer 1813 - 1901
— Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943
„Don't for heaven's sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951