„Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar, livro Light on Yoga
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„It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
My Day (1935–1962), Context: It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death. (1 April 1939)

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„A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love.“

—  Augustine Birrell British politician 1850 - 1933
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„The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy, from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more.“

—  Alexander Fraser Tytler Scottish advocate, judge, writer and historian 1747 - 1813
Attributed, This quotation was actually by Henning W. Prentis, Jr., president of the Armstrong Cork Company and former president of the National Association of Manufacturers, in a February 1943 address entitled " The Cult of Competency http://ergo-sum.net/literature/CultOfCompetency.pdf" delivered at a Mid-Year Convocation of the General Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania (The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Vol. XLV, Numb. III, April 1943, pp. 272-73). This quotation sometimes appears joined with the above one, most notably as part of a longer piece which began circulating on the Internet shortly after the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election ( "The Fall of the Athenian Republic," http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/tyler.asp Urban Legends Reference Pages): ::A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: ::* From bondage to spiritual faith; ::* From spiritual faith to great courage; ::* From courage to liberty; ::* From liberty to abundance; ::* From abundance to complacency; ::* From complacency to apathy; ::* From apathy to dependence; ::* From dependence back into bondage.

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„We must in strength and humility meet hate with love.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1950s, Loving Your Enemies (Christmas 1957), Context: The darkness of racial injustice will be dispelled only by the light of forgiving love. For more that three centuries American Negroes have been frustrated by day and bewilderment by night by unbearable injustice, and burdened with the ugly weight of discrimination. Forced to live with these shameful conditions, we are tempted to become bitter and retaliate with a corresponding hate. But if this happens, the new order we seek will be little more than a duplicate of the old order. We must in strength and humility meet hate with love.

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—  M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

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„Love and what generates it. Rebellion and what creates it. Liberty and what nourishes it. Three manifestations of God.“

—  Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul (1994), Context: Love and what generates it. Rebellion and what creates it. Liberty and what nourishes it. Three manifestations of God. And God is the conscience of the rational world. The Vision

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„Faith is the champion of grace, and love the nurse; but humility is the beauty of grace.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680
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