— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
„I say the entities that are named as gods by Earthians are imagined into being by Earthians as personal helper-buddies, justifiers, threateners (my god can beat up your god). They don't "run on" anything any more than a mirror image "runs on" anything. They merely reflect what people want them to be.“
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
Strange Horizons interview (2008), Context: I say the entities that are named as gods by Earthians are imagined into being by Earthians as personal helper-buddies, justifiers, threateners (my god can beat up your god). They don't "run on" anything any more than a mirror image "runs on" anything. They merely reflect what people want them to be. "I want to have more children than my brother does, thus proving I'm a better man than he is, so my god tells me I should have a big family." "I want to screw women, so my god is going to give me seventy virgins I can screw for all eternity." The "gods" in The Margarets who could really do anything were actually an old, highly evolved race of real people. The others were only reflections. The real God, who may really exist, is outside all that, perhaps watching closely, perhaps merely asleep for a few trillion years while the experiment runs out. We — thee and me as individuals — will never know that God, though after a few trillion years, the universe as a whole may come to understand that God.
„If you really want to remove a cloud from your life, you do not make a big production out of it, you just relax and remove it from your thinking. That's all there is to it.“
— Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977), page 119
„Sometimes I think your life and mine are under the protection of some supreme being or fate, because, after many years of parallel thought, we find ourselves in the positions we now occupy.“
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower (May 1942), as quoted in Eisenhower : A Soldier's Life (2003) by Carlo D'Este, p. 301
„When the root of your wrong is not from the heart, your wrong will make you to run to God the more.“
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On the root of sin - "TB Joshua Defends Oyakhilome" http://www.herald.ng/tb-joshua-defends-oyakhilome-dont-disagree-peoples-understanding-differs/#rGUiGU1sJDEPXQC4.99 The Herald, Nigeria (March 23 2014)
„Of all the groups that sometimes claim to own your life, family is the hardest to defend your individual sovereignty from.“
— L. Neil Smith American writer 1946
"To Reduce Them Under Absolute Despotism" http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2010/tle568-20100502-02.html 2 May 2010.
„And even if you don't tell this person you've forgiven them, because sometimes you can't, it's amazing what will happen in your life, what will happen with that person, what will happen with you and other people, if you have a forgiving spirit and let it go.“
— Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
Context: Now do we have to forgive and forget? No! In fact sometimes it's important to remember, so that you can prevent something like that from happening again, or know that it's not ok with you, even with that person or anyone else. But forgiving — why not? Do it so that you can be free. And I guarantee you, you will be free of this thing. And even if you don't tell this person you've forgiven them, because sometimes you can't, it's amazing what will happen in your life, what will happen with that person, what will happen with you and other people, if you have a forgiving spirit and let it go. "Forgiveness" (7 July 2007)
— Nicholas Sparks, livro As Palavras Que nunca Te Direi
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„May Allah, by the virtue of the Hidden Imam, God will remove the evil of America and Israel from humanity…. I say to those dear people: Oh Iraqi brothers and sisters, America and Israel don't want your heads to remain attached to your bodies.“
— Ahmad Jannati Iranian ayatollah 1927
America to collapse, Friday Sermon In Tehran University By Ayatollah Jannati: America Will Collapse. We Must Be Patient. http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/142.htm June 2004.
„You want to protect your child from pain, and what you get instead is life, and grace; and though theologians insist that grace is freely given, the truth is that sometimes you pay for it through the nose. And you can't pay your child's way.“
— Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
„To my way of thinking it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count in the long run.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Context: All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. All change is the result of a change in the contemporary state of mind. Don't be afraid of being out of tune with your environment, and above all pray God that you are not afraid to live, to live hard and fast. To my way of thinking it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count in the long run. You'll have more fun, you'll do more and you'll get more, you'll give more satisfaction the more you know, the more you have worked, and the more you have lived. For yours is a great adventure at a stirring time in the annals of men. Address at Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 March 1954). Variant: It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts. "If I Were Twenty-One" in Coronet (December 1955). This has also been paraphrased "What matters most is not the years in your life, but the life in your years" and misattributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mae West
— Aleksey Mozgovoy pro-Russian rebel and warlord in Eastern Ukraine 1975 - 2015
In Russian: Не бойся за шкуру, бойся за честь. Source: Speech in Lugansk, March 14, 2014. Video https://ok.ru/video/4652139916 available on ok.ru.