— Bert Leston Taylor American writer 1866 - 1921
The So-Called Human Race (1922), Quote from: 1001 quotations to inspire you before you die; Quintessence Editions Ltd., 2016, ISBN 978-1-84403-895-4
— Bert Leston Taylor American writer 1866 - 1921
„To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, "If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can."“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 40
„In private, you got what you got in public. He treated everyone the same. He was just a very warm man, and he worked hard to impress upon his children the value of kindness. He was biologically incapable of gossip. There was no smallness in him.“
— Ron Reagan talk radio host and political analyst 1958
On his father, Ronald Reagan, in Deborah Solomon, " The Son Also Rises http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/magazine/27QUESTIONS.html", New York Times (27 June 2004).
„Remember that sore saying spoken once
By Him that was the Truth, 'How hard it is
For the rich man to enter into heaven!'
Let all rich men remember that hard word.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Queen Mary: A Drama (published 1876), Act iv, scene 3
„When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VII - On the Making of Music, Pictures, and Books, Writing for a Hundred Years Hence
„Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
The Critic as Artist (1891), Part II
„It is much like a rich man, who takes a man from the market and feeds him and gives him gold and silver and all desirables every day. And each day he showers him with more gifts than the day before. Finally the rich man asks: Do tell me, have your wishes all been fulfilled? And the man from the market replies, not yet, for how pleasant and wonderful it would be if all those possessions and precious things came to me through my own work as they came to you, and I would not be receiving the charity of your hand. The rich man told him then: In this case, there has never been born a person who could satisfy your wishes.“
— Yehuda Ashlag Orthodox Jewish Rabbi and Kabbalist 1886 - 1954
Assorted Themes, On Shame with regard to Receiving
„Young man, the conversation was between Lord Trask and myself. And when someone says something you don't understand, don't tell him he's crazy. Ask him what he means. What DO you mean Lord Trask?“
— H. Beam Piper American science fiction writer 1904 - 1964
Captain Otto Harkaman in Space Viking (1962-1963)
„Don't tell me," he said. "You've got a drawing emergency. You need a nude model. Well, I'm not in the mood. You could ask Hodge.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007), Jace to Clary, pg. 324
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
„What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen. And when they asked him, "Why are you hanging out with prostitutes and fishermen?" he said, "Because they need me."“
— Iggy Pop American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor 1947
Rolling Stone interview (2003), Context: As society has changed, what had formerly been unacceptable has become colorful, even the broken-glass thing. Although, you know, there's an archetypal element to that anyway.... It's about the blood... The Christians used that riff with Christ. What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen. And when they asked him, "Why are you hanging out with prostitutes and fishermen?" he said, "Because they need me." What a line, you know? But what your martial society really wants is blood. We need some blood. We need some suffering. Like, the individual must suffer for the good of the whole. I toy around with that. Early on, I wasn't looking at Jesus Christ, saying to myself, "What an angle." I wasn't trying to be Christ-y. But, after all, on one level, this is showbiz. On his stage performances, including acts where he would crawl and roll on broken glass.
„It is likewise with the proud, rich man: he will never have mercy on the poor man because of his hue or his cry, but if the poor man could wreak vengeance on him, then you would see the rich man bow.“
— Marie de France medieval poet
Si est del riche orguillus: Ja del povre n'avra merci Pur sa pleinte ne pur sun cri; Mes se cil s'en peüst vengier, Dunc le verreit l'um suzpleier. Fables, no. 10, "The Fox and the Eagle", line 18; cited from Mary Lou Martin (trans.) The Fables of Marie de France (Birmingham, Alabama: Summa, 1984) pp. 54-6. Translation from the same source, p. 55.