„One must say Yes to life, and embrace it wherever it is found - and it is found in terrible places.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
Context: One must say Yes to life, and embrace it wherever it is found - and it is found in terrible places. … For nothing is fixed, forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. From Nothing Personal, a collaboration with the photographer Richard Avedon (1964). Baldwin's text for the volume can be found " here https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1042&context=cibs".
— Audre Lorde writer and activist 1934 - 1992
„On the eve of that going out, we gather to participate in this stately and solemn service to Almighty God, in Whose name this University was founded and in Whose name it has labored from generation to generation... Wherever the cause of liberty is in danger, there Columbia's hand will be found to help avert it. Wherever the rule of despotism is extending, there Columbia's hand will be found to remove It. Wherever there is need of scientific skill and genius to serve, to cure, to invent, to construct, there a Columbia hand will be found ready to do its duty for the advancement of the public good and for the glory of Almighty God.“
— Nicholas Murray Butler American philosopher, diplomat, and educator 1862 - 1947
Address The Call to Service (1917); " A world in ferment; interpretations of the war for a new world https://archive.org/stream/worldinfermentinw00butl/worldinfermentinw00butl_djvu.txt"
„Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of our nation.“
— Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933
As quoted in Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010).
„Wherever was found what was called a paternal government was found a state education. It had been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience was to commence tyranny in the nursery.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Context: [It appears to me that] the Society of Education, that school of philosophers, were, with all their vaunted intellect and learning, fast returning to the system of a barbarous age, the system of a paternal government. Wherever was found what was called a paternal government was found a state education. It had been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience was to commence tyranny in the nursery. There was a country in which education formed the only qualification for office. That was, therefore, a country which might be considered as a normal school and pattern society for the intended scheme of education. That country was China. These paternal governments were rather to be found in the east than in the west, and if the hon. Member for Waterford asked [me] for the most perfect programme of public education, if he asked [me] to point out a system at once the most profound and the most comprehensive, [I] must give him the system of education which obtained in Persia. Leaving China and Persia and coming to Europe, [I] found a perfect system of national education in Austria, the China of Europe, and under the paternal government of Prussia. The truth was, that wherever everything was left to the government the subject became a machine. Speech in House of Commons, as recorded (in third person) in the | minutes of 20 June, 1839 http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1839/jun/20/education-adjourned-debate#S3V0048P0_18390620_HOC_4.
— George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
"How Do You Say ‘Billionaire’ in Esperanto?" in The New York Times (December 16, 2010) http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/how-do-you-say-billionaire-in-esperanto/
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
„One of the indictments of civilization is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.“
— William Feather Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981
This has been attributed to Feather in some 21st century publications, but the earliest source yet located is as an anonymous proverb posted in The Poultry Item, Vol. 28 (1925) http://books.google.com/books?id=g71JAAAAYAAJ&q=%22+happiness+and+intelligence+are+so+rarely+found+in+the+same+person%22&dq=%22+happiness+and+intelligence+are+so+rarely+found+in+the+same+person%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gYhOU4f6FOW_0AHNpIHQCA&ved=0CFkQ6AEwCA
„In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists.“
— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
An Address on Abraham Lincoln before the Republican Club of New York City (12 February 1909)
„It is clear that every civilization undergoes a process of historical change. We can see that a civilization comes into existence, passes through a long experience, and eventually goes out of existence.“
— Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977
Chapter 5, Historical Change in Civilizations, p. 127