„The Revolution was in full swing. The struggle was becoming increasingly irreconcilable and bloodier, much of what was happening did not fit in with my outlook. But after all there was still the unfinished task, women's liberation. Women, of course, had received all rights but in practice, of course, they still lived under the old yoke: without authority in family life, enslaved by a thousand menial household chores, bearing the whole burden of maternity, even the material cares, because many women now found life alone as a result of the war and other circumstances.“
— Alexandra Kollontai Soviet diplomat 1872 - 1952
The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman (1926)
„It's much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody.“
— Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.“
— Horace Walpole English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician 1717 - 1797
As quoted in The Christian Leader, Vol. 37, Issue 7 (17 February 1934)
„In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 a.C.
Chapter III · Strategic Attack, 凡用兵之法，全國為上；破國次之；全軍為上，破軍次之；全旅為上，破旅次之；全卒為上，破卒次之；全伍為上，破伍次之。 Variant translations It is best to keep one’s own state intact; to crush the enemy’s state is only second best.
— Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005
The New York Times (9 May 1984)
— Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
The Sword or the Cross, Which Should be the Weapon of the Christian Militant? (1921), Context: Struggles between nations and struggles between classes we shall surely have during the coming decades. All indications point to further wars between nations. The struggle between capital and labor is daily growing in intensity.... It may be that we shall witness scenes surpassing in horror even those of the recent war. Foreword p. 9
— D. S. Bradford musician 1982
A Call To The Stars II: A Home In The Sky (2016), A Call To The Stars II: A Home In The Sky, verse 2, lines 1-4
„It is necessary to keep in mind the possibility of simultaneously conducting two, if not three, offensive operations of various fronts on a theater of war with the intention of strategically shaking the enemy's entire combat capability as extensively as possible.“
— Semyon Timoshenko Soviet military commander 1895 - 1970
Quoted in "The Evolution of Soviet Operational Art" - Page 89 - by David M. Glantz, Harold Steven Orenstein - 1995
„Ellen Stewart has been a very important figure in my life. She had so much to say about art and theater but most of all she showed me that love is the most powerful tool in life.“
— Giovanni Morassutti Italian actor, theatre director and cultural entrepreneur. 1980
In response to the question, "Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with?", from the interview "Rising Star Giovanni Morassutti: “Never take it personally; It is part of the business", ThriveGlobal (December 23, 2019) https://thriveglobal.com/stories/rising-star-giovanni-morassutti-never-take-it-personally-it-is-part-of-the-business/.
„Life, he realized, was much like a song.
In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.“
— Nicholas Sparks, livro The Last Song
2000s, The Last Song (2009), Steve Miller, Chapter 36, Steve, p. 376
„If there's not love present, it's much, much harder to function. When there's love present, it's easier to deal with life.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
CNN interview (2004)
„Who that hath ever been
Could bear to be no more?
Yet who would tread again the scene
He trod through life before?“
— James Montgomery British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)., The Falling Leaf.
„There's much more in any given moment than we usually perceive, and that we ourselves are much more than we usually perceive. When you know that, part of you can stand outside the drama of your life.“
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019