— Bud Selig American baseball executive 1934
— Mariano Rajoy Spanish politician 1955
Note: 26 June, 2017 Source: Vozópuli http://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/Rajoy-Conteste-senor-Barcenas-telefono_2_1048115186.html
— Ashleigh Brilliant American author and cartoonist 1933
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
— David R. Hawkins American psychiater, mystic and author 1927 - 2012
— Brian Tracy, Create Your Own Future: How to Master the 12 Critical Factors of Unlimited Success
— Manav Gupta Indian artist 1967
"Beyond Politics, Beyond Copenhagen, For Our Children" : Treatise, Travelling trilogy, Lectures and Films on Sustainable development by Manav Gupta (2009 -2010), as quoted in Hindustan Times (25 December 2009)
„We learn in the past, but we are not the result of that. We suffered in the past, loved in the past, cried and laughed in the past, but that’s of no use to the present. The present has its challenges, its good and bad side. We can neither blame nor be grateful to the past for what is happening now. Each new experience of love has nothing whatsoever to do with past experiences. It’s always new.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
— Cat Power American singer-songwriter and actress 1972
Context: We all do what we can So we can do just one more thing We can all be free Maybe not in words Maybe not with a look But with your mind. "Maybe Not"
„What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.“
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
The Crown of Wild Olive, lecture IV: The Future of England, section 151 (1866).
„We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. The situation that we hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant. We have not managed to surmount the obstacle, as we were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us round it, led us past it, and then if we turn round to gaze at the remote past, we can barely catch sight of it, so imperceptible has it become.“
— Marcel Proust French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871 - 1922
Ch. I: "Grief and Oblivion"
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954