„There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books.“

— John Hersey

John Hersey foto
John Hersey
1914 - 1993
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Martin Luther foto
Publicidade
Jean-Luc Godard foto
Pierre Bayle foto

„There is not less wit nor invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought. has been heard to say that the happy application of a verse of Virgil has deserved a talent.“

— Pierre Bayle French philosopher and writer 1647 - 1706
Pierre Bayle, Works, Volume II, p. 779; in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 653-54: About quotation.

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin foto

„We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.“

— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
This is attributed to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in The Joy of Kindness (1993), by Robert J. Furey, p. 138; but it is attributed to G. I. Gurdjieff in Beyond Prophecies and Predictions: Everyone's Guide To The Coming Changes (1993) by Moira Timms, p. 62; neither cite a source. It was widely popularized by Wayne Dyer, who often quotes it in his presentations, crediting it to Chardin, as does Stephen Covey in Living the 7 Habits : Stories of Courage and Inspiration (2000), p. 47 I spent a lot of time looking for this quote in all of Chardin' books and did not find it. That is the problem with the Internet, people simply copy and paste, therefore, it is our responsibility to keep an eye on errors of this kind. Be always careful to verify quotations that do not show a source (book/magazine, and page number, etc.) Variant: We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. The above "quotation" can be considered a paraphrase of Hegel's dictum that matter is spirit fallen into a state of self-otherness.

Malcolm X foto
Fred Allen foto
 Aristotle foto

„Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.

Publicidade
Vladimir Lenin foto

„The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them down between the millstones of taxation and inflation.“

— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
John Maynard Keynes, paraphrase of Lenin Interview http://blog.skepticallibertarian.com/2013/04/15/fake-quote-files-v-i-lenin-on-inflation-and-taxation/

Masanobu Fukuoka foto
John Powell foto
W.E.B. Du Bois foto

„Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.“

— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
Last message to the world (written 1957); read at his funeral (1963)

Publicidade
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn foto
Max Horkheimer foto
Jack London foto

„I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.“

— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Context: I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. The Bulletin, San Francisco, California, December 2, 1916, part 2, p. 1. Also included in Jack London’s Tales of Adventure, ed. Irving Shepard, Introduction, p. vii (1956)

Próximo