„They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead,
They brought me bitter news to hear and bitter tears to shed.“
— William Johnson Cory English educator and poet 1823 - 1892
Poem Heraclitus http://www.bartleby.com/101/759.html.
„This was the truest warrior
That ever buckled sword;
This the most gifted poet
That ever breathed a word;
And never earth’s philosopher
Traced with his golden pen
On the deathless page truths half so sage
As he wrote down for men.“
— Cecil Frances Alexander British hymn-writer and poet 1818 - 1895
— Persius ancient latin poet 34 - 62
Satire IV, line 23 (translated by John Dryden).
„The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor.“
— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
„But words plainly force and overrule the understanding, and throw all into confusion, and lead men away into numberless empty controversies and idle fancies.“
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
Context: There are also Idols formed by the intercourse and association of men with each other, which I call Idols of the Market Place, on account of the commerce and consort of men there. For it is by discourse that men associate, and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar. And therefore the ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the understanding. Nor do the definitions or explanations wherewith in some things learned men are wont to guard and defend themselves, by any means set the matter right. But words plainly force and overrule the understanding, and throw all into confusion, and lead men away into numberless empty controversies and idle fancies. Aphorism 43
— Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679
„Words, words, words, a million million words circle in my head like hawks, waiting to dive onto the page to rend and tear the only two words I want to write.
— Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
„Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 a.C.
— Jack T. Chick Christian comics writer 1924 - 2016
„There are three lessons I would write, —
Three words — as with a burning pen,
In tracings of eternal light
Upon the hearts of men.“
— Friedrich Schiller German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright 1759 - 1805
Context: There are three lessons I would write, — Three words — as with a burning pen, In tracings of eternal light Upon the hearts of men. Have Hope. Though clouds environ now, And gladness hides her face in scorn, Put thou the shadow from thy brow, — No night but hath its morn. Have Faith. Where'er thy bark is driven, — The calm's disport, the tempest's mirth, — Know this: God rules the hosts of heaven, The habitants of earth. Have Love. Not love alone for one, But men, as man, thy brothers call; And scatter, like the circling sun, Thy charities on all. Thus grave these lessons on thy soul, — Hope, Faith, and Love, — and thou shalt find Strength when life's surges rudest roll, Light when thou else wert blind. Hope, Faith, and Love (c. 1786); also known as "The Words of Strength", as translated in The Common School Journal Vol. IX (1847) edited by Horace Mann, p. 386