— Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
— Publilio Siro Latin writer 100
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Context: True instruction is this: —to learn to wish that each thing should come to pass as it does. And how does it come to pass? As the Disposer has disposed it. Now He has disposed that there should be summer and winter, and plenty and dearth, and vice and virtue, and all such opposites, for the harmony of the whole. (26).
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
„Men learned to speak in order to understand one another. Cultural languages have lost the ability to help men to advance beyond the most rudimentary level and attain understanding. It seems that the time has come to learn to be silent once again.“
— Fritz Mauthner Austrian writer 1849 - 1923
Beiträge zu einer Kritik der Sprache (1923), I, p. 56; as quoted in "Wittgenstein versus Mauthner: Two critiques of language, two mysticisms" (2007) by Elena Nájera http://wittgensteinrepository.org/agora-alws/article/view/2659/3042
„Pythagoras said, that it was requisite either to be silent, or to say something better than silence.“
— Stobaeus Ancient Greek anthologist
— Thiruvalluvar Tamil poet and philosopher
„A young person is a person with nothing to learn
One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn...“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Context: A young person is a person with nothing to learn One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn... It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet, And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn without running a nail in its feet.... Meanwhile psychologists grow rich Writing that the young are ones' should not undermine the self-confidence of which. "Fortunately"
„You imagine that what you can't understand is either spiritual or does not exist. The conclusion is quite wrong; rather there are obviously a million things in the universe that we would need a million quite different organs to understand.“
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
Context: You imagine that what you can't understand is either spiritual or does not exist. The conclusion is quite wrong; rather there are obviously a million things in the universe that we would need a million quite different organs to understand. For example, I perceive by my senses what makes a magnet point north, what makes tides rise and fall, and what becomes of an animal after death. Your people are not proportioned to perceive such miracles, just as someone blind from birth cannot imagine the beauty of a landscape, the colors of a painting or the shadings of an iris. He will imagine them as something palpable, edible, audible or olfactory. Likewise, if I were to explain to you what I perceive by the senses you do not have, you would interpret it as something that could be heard, seen, touched, smelled or tasted; but it is not like that.