„They’re Mabden, of course. They are afraid of the city. Afraid of almost everything. And being permitted no weapons with which they can attack what they fear, they are reduced to what you see. It seems the Mabden can only kill or run away. Their brains are of no use to them.“
— Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939
Book 2, Chapter 6 (p. 581)
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
„But surely you trust God! Do you think He would let you come to harm? To be afraid is to distrust.“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
To a girl who was frightened of traveling by train Quoted in Beatrice Hatch, "Lewis Carroll", Strand Magazine (April 1898), p. 421
„There are worser ills to face
Than foemen in the fray;
And many a man has fought because—
He feared to run away.“
— Richard Hovey American writer 1864 - 1900
Act. iv. Sc. 3.
— Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595
Canto I, stanza 82 (tr. Fairfax)
„It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do.“
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Context: I do not want to frighten you by telling you about the temptations life will bring. Anyone who is healthy in spirit will overcome them. But there is something I want you to realize. It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do. If your soul is harmed, something irreparable happens, the extent of which you won't realize until it will be too late.
„A simple way to determine whether the right to dissent in a particular society is being upheld is to apply the town square test: Can a person walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm? If he can, then that person is living in a free society. If not, it's a fear society.“
— Natan Sharansky Israeli politician 1948
„My choice is what I choose to do.
And if I'm causing no harm
It shouldn't bother you.
Your choice is who you choose to be.
And if your causin' no harm
Then you're alright with me.“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Burn One Down.
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
El-Sisi addressing the Egyptians. http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-hikes-assault-muslim-brotherhood-182705477.html
„Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.“
— Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968
Excerpt from the foreword in Girl Boss: Running the Show Like the Big Chicks http://www.gilliananderson.ws/transcripts/99_00/99girlboss.shtml, by Stacy Kravetz (1999)
„Your teen may be weaker, but he is not without the ability to do himself and others a lot of harm by showing you that you can't control him at school or anywhere else when he is out of your sight.... [W]hen he is on his own, your only control over him is the strength of your relationship.“
— William Glasser American psychiatrist 1925 - 2013