— Ted Turner American media mogul and philanthropist 1938
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1852), Vol. I, p. 132.
— Charles Lamb English essayist 1775 - 1834
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel German philosopher 1770 - 1831
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
„Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don't speak bird.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Context: Birds... scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don't speak bird. [p. 224]
„History is always written by the victor and histories of the vanquished belong to a shrinking circle of those who were there.“
— Joachim Peiper SS officer 1915 - 1976
Parker, Hitler's Warrior, chapter 19, citing Peiper to Karl Wortmann, November 28, 1974 in note 27.
„I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942
Context: I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first... I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. As quoted in [http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/may/15/stephen-hawking-interview-there-is-no-heaven "Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story'" by Ian Sample, in The Guardian (15 May 2011)]
„It is dangerous to build systemic reforms on a close association with one particular government. Systemic reforms need broad public participation and support. That is what makes them irreversible.“
— George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930