„Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven. There are others: innocence, but that is for little children; penance, but we are afraid of it; generous endurance of trials of life, but when they come we weep and ask to be. The surest, easiest, shortest way is the Eucharist.“
— Pope Pius X Catholic Pope and saint 1835 - 1914
As quoted in Quotable Saints (2003) by Ronda Chervin, p. 79
— Nikos Kazantzakis, livro A Última Tentação de Cristo
The Last Temptation of Christ (1951)
„He always asked, why thus? why this way, not another way? I answered: Because in what we do daily and in the way we do it, we enact the gods. He said: Then the gods are only what we do. I said: In what we do rightly, the gods are.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin, livro Four Ways to Forgiveness
Four Ways to Forgiveness (1995), "A Man of the People", p. 106
„The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„The only way we can ever get through to the truth is by finding out what we are not. We do that by looking, by observation.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
„What we are slaves to will prevent us from praying to God. If we are slaves to all the thoughts we think, if we are slaves to everything our eyes see, if we are slaves to all the music our ears hear, if we are slaves to everything the nose smells and the tongue tastes, if we are slaves to everything the body wants, then how can we ever reach a state of peace? We can never know peace or tranquility this way. We have to escape from this slavery and become a slave only to God.“
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
— Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945
As Harris K. Telemacher in "L.A. Story" (1991)
— Patrick Rothfuss, livro The Slow Regard of Silent Things
„I'm alright with living on the edge
Everything I ever got I got the hard way
Wouldn't think of wishing on the shooting star
I'm the underdog.“
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
Resurrection (2014), Underdog
„Sometimes when earth's gods are homesick they visit in the still of the night the peaks where once they dwelt, and weep softly as they try to play in the olden way on remembered slopes.“
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
Fiction, The Other Gods (1921)
— Marcus Aurelius, livro Meditações
Misattributed, Cited as being from The Meditations. This quote does not exist there; although there are several other statements about everything being an opinion, none of these are connected to a sentence about perspectives.
„Each piece, or part, of the whole of nature is always merely an approximation to the complete truth, or the complete truth so far as we know it. In fact, everything we know is only some kind of approximation, because we know that we do not know all the laws as yet. Therefore, things must be learned only to be unlearned again or, more likely, to be corrected. … The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific “truth.”“
— Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
volume I; lecture 1, "Atoms in Motion"; section 1-1, "Introduction"; p. 1-1
„The way to victory is long.
The going will be hard.
We will do the best we can with what we've got.
We must have more planes and ships- at once.
Then it will be our turn to strike.
We will win through- in time.“
— Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956
King's first statement as Commander-in-Chief, United States fleet, sent on 24 December 1941. As quoted in History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume Three: The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 (1948) by Samuel Eliot Morison, p. 255
„Last year a Dutch animal breeding centre sent me two chimpanzees as a gift. I killed one and cut its heart out. The other wept bitterly and was inconsolable. The sad chimp has long since happily mated again and lives with lots of other animals on a pleasant game farm near Villiersdorp. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures, but the memory of that weeping chimp has remained with me. It was taken for granted, of course, that he was weeping for his mate but I've since had some thoughts on the subject which made me wonder whether perhaps he was weeping for the human race. The idea is not as silly as it sounds. In our doings there is much to weep over and even a chimpanzee would never behave in some of the contradictory ways we think of as normal.“
— Christiaan Barnard South-African physician 1922 - 2001
The Best Medicine (Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers, 1979), p. 38.