„I have no intention of retaliating or looking backwards. We are going to forget the past and look forward to the future.“
— Jomo Kenyatta First prime minister and first president of Kenya 1893 - 1978
(1964) Post-election statement. Virginia Morell, Ancestral Passions: The leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings, Copyright 1995, Chapter 19, beginning.
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
„The provincial cultures of the past and the present have not always been loyal to the true interests of the human race.“
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Context: The East and the West are not so sharply divided as the alarmists would make us believe. The products of spirit and intelligence, the positive sciences, the engineering techniques, the governmental forms, the legal regulations, the administrative arrangements, and the economic institutions are binding together peoples of varied cultures and bringing them into closer reciprocal contact. The world today is tending to function as one organism. The outer uniformity has not, however, resulted in an inner unity of mind and spirit. The new nearness into which we are drawn has not meant increasing happiness and diminishing friction, since we are not mentally and spiritually prepared for the meeting. Maxim Gorky relates how, after addressing a peasant audience on the subject of science and the marvels of technical inventions, he was criticized by a peasant spokesman in the following words : "Yes, we are taught to fly in the air like birds, and to swim in the water like the fishes, but how to live on the earth we do not know." Among the races, religions, and nations which live side by side on the small globe, there is not that sense of fellowship necessary for good life. They rather feel themselves to be antagonistic forces. Though humanity has assumed a uniform outer body, it is still without a single animating spirit. The world is not of one mind. … The provincial cultures of the past and the present have not always been loyal to the true interests of the human race. They stood for racial, religious, and political monopolies, for the supremacy of men over women and of the rich over the poor. Before we can build a stable civilization worthy of humanity as a whole, it is necessary that each historical civilization should become conscious of its limitations and it's unworthiness to become the ideal civilization of the world.
„I have learned so much from every director and actor I have ever worked with. I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the greats of our era and I was always cognizant of the fact that I was getting a free education every time at bat. I think you learn so much from just observing and being privy to the conversations that move the creative process forward.“
— Erick Avari Indian actor 1952
Playing Elrktra's Father and Encountering The Mummy: A Chat with Actor Erick Avari https://podcastingthemsoftly.com/2015/11/17/playing-elektras-father-and-encountering-the-mummy-a-chat-with-actor-erick-avari/ (November 17, 2015)
„I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them.“
— Alan Grayson American politician 1958
In a response to Sarah Palin's comments at an Orlando fundraiser for his opponent, 3-15-2010 Verified user comment, Daily Kos Diary, ROFL! Grayson on Palin, by diarist "emilysdad", published Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 09:16:44 AM PDT http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2010/3/15/12619/1678/203#c203."Grayson for Congress newsletter", March 12, 2010 http://www.graysonforcongress.com/newsletter_detail.asp?OptInEmailId=314.
„I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„Go around — listen to how many times a day you say, "I love" instead of, "I hate." Isn't it interesting that children, as they learn the process of language, always learn the word "no" years before they learn the word "yes"?“
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
Context: Go around — listen to how many times a day you say, "I love" instead of, "I hate." Isn't it interesting that children, as they learn the process of language, always learn the word "no" years before they learn the word "yes"? Ask linguists where they hear it. Maybe if they heard more of "I love, I love, I love" they'd hear it sooner and more often.
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Original: Vivo sempre no presente. O futuro, não o conheço. O passado, já o não tenho. Ibid., p. 118
„I have always considered myself, when I learned what the word meant, I've always considered myself a Pagan.“
— Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996
At the Neo-Pagan Starwood Festival (July 1991), recorded on Timothy Leary Live at Starwood (2001) http://www.freetimes.com/story/3493 by the Association for Consciousness Exploration
„The plan is to always have a plug into my past, where I am from. And how deep that is and having that gave me confidence to be able to expand. I am confident that I have something (music) that is backing me and that is always there for me... so that I can explore more, learn and grow more as an artiste and as a musician.“
— Zakir Hussain (musician) Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer 1951