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—  Nakayama Miki Founder of Tenrikyo 1798 - 1887
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„Free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity!“

—  Lawrence Kudlow American economist 1947
Kudlow's Money Politics blog http://kudlowsmoneypolitics.blogspot.com/2007/09/free-market-hall-of-fame.html, September 14, 2007. (known as the "Kudlow Creed" on the Kudlow & Company show)

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„Democracy cannot be imposed on any nation from the outside. Each society must search for its own path, and no path is perfect.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
United Nations, General Debate of the 64th Session (2009), United States of America, H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President p. 6 http://un.org/ga/64/generaldebate/pdf/US_en.pdf, 23 September 2009

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„Truth is not something in the distance; there is no path to it, there is neither your path nor my path; there is no devotional path, there is no path of knowledge or path of action, because truth has no path to it.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Context: Truth is not something in the distance; there is no path to it, there is neither your path nor my path; there is no devotional path, there is no path of knowledge or path of action, because truth has no path to it. The moment you have a path to truth, you divide it, because the path is exclusive; and what is exclusive at the very beginning will end in exclusiveness. The man who is following a path can never know truth because he is living in exclusiveness; his means are exclusive, and the means are the end, are not separate from the end. If the means are exclusive, the end is also exclusive. So there is no path to truth, and there are not two truths. Truth is not of the past or the present, it is timeless; the man who quotes the truth of the Buddha, of Shankara, of Christ, or who merely repeats what I am saying, will not find truth, because repetition is not truth. Repetition is a lie. "Fifth Talk in Bombay 1950 (12 March 1950) http://www.jkrishnamurti.com/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=352&chid=4672&w=%22Truth+is+not+something+in+the+distance%22, J.Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 500312, The Collected Works, Vol. VI, p. 134

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„One should not think, "My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false." God can be realized by means of all paths.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Context: One should not think, "My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false." God can be realized by means of all paths. It is enough to have sincere yearning for God. Infinite are the paths and infinite the opinions. p. 158

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„The path shown by Jesus is a difficult one that can only be trod by true martyrs.“

—  Alexandre Christoyannopoulos French-Greek writer and academic 1979
Context: The path shown by Jesus is a difficult one that can only be trod by true martyrs. A "martyr," etymologically, is he who makes himself a witness to his faith. And it is the ultimate testimony to one’s faith to be ready to put it to practice even when one’s very life is threatened. But the life to be sacrificed, it should be noted, is not the enemy’s life, but the martyr’s own life — killing others is not a testimony of love, but of anger, fear, or hatred. For Tolstoy, therefore, a true martyr to Jesus’ message would neither punish nor resist (or at least not use violence to resist), but would strive to act from love, however hard, whatever the likelihood of being crucified. He would patiently learn to forgive and turn the other cheek, even at the risk of death. Such would be the only way to eventually win the hearts and minds of the other camp and open up the possibilities for reconciliation in the "war on terror." Turning the Other Cheek to Terrorism (April 2008) http://archive.org/details/TurningTheOtherCheekToTerrorism

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„One can follow any religion, one can follow any practice or path, but one must be humane.“

—  Haidakhan Babaji teacher in northern India
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