„Anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you. Dirty you so bad you couldn't like yourself anymore. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. The best things she was, was her children. Whites might dirty her all right, but not her best thing, her beautiful, magical best thing — the part of her that was clean.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
„Here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all.“
— Phil Ochs American protest singer and songwriter 1940 - 1976
"The Power and the Glory"
„The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the underside of things. They are the ones who gave us one of the most beautiful words in our language, the word enthusiasm. - Εν Θεος - A God within.“
— Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895
Variant translation: ""The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word ""enthusiasm"" Εν Θεος .— a God within. The grandeur of the acts of men are measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a God within."" (As quoted in Spiritual Literacy : Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (1998) by Frederic Brussat and Mary Ann Brussat) Original: Les Grecs avaient compris la mystérieuse puissance de ce dessous de choses. Ce sont eux qui nous ont légué un des plus beaux mots de notre langue, le mot enthousiasme. —Εν Θεος. — Un Dieu intérieur.
— Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
Words and Beauty http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/words-and-beauty/
„[On "You're fired!":] There's a beauty in those two words. When you utter those words, there's very little that can be said. There's a succinctness to those words.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946