„The Disciples say to Yeshua: Tell us how our end shall be. Yeshua says: Have you then discovered the origin, so that you inquire about the end? For at the place where the origin is, there shall be the end. Blest is he who shall stand at the origin“
Gospel of Thomas (c. 50? — c. 140?)
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Ninth Revelation, Chapter 22
Contexto: Love was without beginning, is, and shall be without ending. For which love He said full sweetly these words: If I might suffer more, I would suffer more.
„By the end of next year, we really shall be on our way to that so-called economic miracle we need.“
— Denis Healey British Labour Party politician and Life peer 1917 - 2015
In an Ministerial broadcast on the Budget (6 April 1976).
„There are cultures that can only picture their origins and not their ends.
Some are obsessed by both.
Two other positions are possible: only picturing one's end - our own culture; picturing neither beginning nor end - the coming culture.“
— Jean Baudrillard French sociologist and philosopher 1929 - 2007
Fonte: 1980s, Cool Memories (1987, trans. 1990), Chapter 1
„Fifty years from now, if an understanding of man's origins, his evolution, his history, his progress is not in the common place of the school books, we shall not exist.“
— Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man
Episode 13: "The Long Childhood"
The Ascent of Man (1973)
„It is well enough to say that we shall be consistent, but consistent with what?... The origins of the rule? The course and tendency of development? With logic or philosophy? With the fundamental conceptions of jurisprudence? All these loyalties are possible. All have sometimes prevailed.“
— Benjamin N. Cardozo United States federal judge 1870 - 1938
Other writings, The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921)
„Not for you to say "in this way shall the race love." Let the race alone.
Will there not be atrocious crimes? Certainly. He is a fool who says there will not be.“
— Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912
Sex Slavery (1890)
Contexto: Now for the remedy. It is in one word, the only word that ever brought equity anywhere — LIBERTY! Centuries upon centuries of liberty is the only thing that will cause the disintegration and decay of these pestiferous ideas. Liberty was all that calmed the bloodwaves of religious persecution! You cannot cure serfhood by any other substitution. Not for you to say "in this way shall the race love." Let the race alone.
Will there not be atrocious crimes? Certainly. He is a fool who says there will not be. But you can't stop them by committing the arch-crime and setting a block between the spokes of Progress-wheels. You will never get right until you start right.
As for the final outcome, it matters not one iota. I have my ideal, and it is very pure, and very sacred to me. But yours, equally sacred, may be different and we may both be wrong. But certain am I that with free contract, that form of sexual association will survive which is best adapted to time and place, thus producing the highest evolution of the type. Whether that shall be monogamy, variety, or promiscuity matters naught to us; it is the business of the future, to which we dare not dictate.
„our Goddess [how painting is going] is sometimes so erratic, just when you want to speak to her, she is hiding and if you did not immediately think of her, she comes to give hanks incessantly and is so kind, anyway - we shall see.. (translation from original Dutch, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018)“
— Anton Mauve Dutch painter (1838–1888) 1838 - 1888
(version in original Dutch / origineel citaat van Anton Mauve, uit zijn brief:) onze Godin [hoe het schilderen verloopt] is soms zoo grillig, juist als je haar wil spreken, houd zij zich schuil en als je niet direct aan haar dacht, komt ze onophoudelijk hándjes geven en is zoo vriendelijk, enfin - wij zullen zien..
In a letter to Willem Witsen, from The Hague, 28 Dec. 1884?]; original copy from website DBNL https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/wits009brie01_01/wits009brie01_01_0025.php; location of resource: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag: no. KB75 C51
„And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press
End in what All begins and ends in — Yes;
Think then you are To-day what Yesterday
You were — To-morrow You shall not be less.“
— Omar Khayyám Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer 1048 - 1131
The Rubaiyat (1120)
„The vast applause shall reach the starry frame,
No years, no ages shall obscure thy fame,
And Earth's last ends shall hear thy darling name.“
— Marco Girolamo Vida Italian bishop 1485 - 1566
Book III, line 522
De Arte Poetica (1527)
Original: (la) Gratantes plausu excipient: tua gloria coelo
Succedet, nomenque tuum sinus ultimus orbis
Audiet, ac nullo diffusum abolebitur aevo.
„When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.“
— Edward Teller Hungarian-American nuclear physicist 1908 - 2003
As quoted in Seven Steps to Starting and Running an Editorial Consulting Business (2002) by Jane M. Frutchey, p. 121
— Sylvia Day American writer 1973
Fonte: Reflected in You
„Julia's original email says, "We have nothing to lose." But in the end they lost everything — their company, their lives, everything. And the ironic thing is, the procedure worked. The swarm actually solved the problem they had set for it.“
— Michael Crichton, Prey
„You say you are tired of the eternal Negro. Very well, stop trying to turn a man into a thing because he happens to be black, and you'll stop our mouths at the same time. But while you keep at your work, be perfectly sure that we shall keep at ours. If you are up at five o'clock, we shall be up at four. We shall agitate, agitate, agitate, until the Supreme Court, obeying the popular will, proclaims that all men have original equal rights which government did not give and cannot justly take away“
— George William Curtis American writer 1824 - 1892
1850s, The Present Aspect of the Slavery Question (1859)
Contexto: This negative doctrine of Mr. Douglas that there are no rights anterior to governments is the end of free society. If the majority of a political community have a right to establish slavery if they think it for their interest, they have the same right to declare who shall be enslaved. The doctrine simply substitutes the despotic, irresponsible tyranny of many for that of one. If the majority shall choose that the interest of the State requires the slaughter of all infants born lame, of all persons more than seventy years of age, they have the right to slaughter them, according to what is called the Democratic doctrine. Do you think this a ludicrous and extreme case? But if the majority have a right to deprive a man of his liberty at their pleasure, they have an equal right to take his life. For life is no more a natural right than liberty. The individual citizen, according to Mr. Douglas, is not secure in his person, in his property, in his family, for a single moment from the whim or the passion or the deliberate will of the majority, if expressed as law. Might is not right. I have the power to hold a child by the throat until he turns purple and dies. But I have not the right to do it. A State or a Territory has the power to steal a man's liberty or labor, and to hold him and his children's children forever in slavery. It has the power to do this to any man of any color, of any age, of any country, who is not strong enough to protect himself. But it has no more right to do it to an African than to an American or an Irishman, no more right to do it to the most ignorant and forsaken foreigner than to the prosperous and honored citizen of its own country. We are going to do what Patrick Henry did in Virginia, what James Otis and Samuel Adams did in Massachusetts, what the Sons of Liberty did in New York, ninety years ago. We are going to agitate, agitate, agitate. You say you want to rest. Very well, so do we — and don't blame us if you stuff your pillow with thorns. You say you are tired of the eternal Negro. Very well, stop trying to turn a man into a thing because he happens to be black, and you'll stop our mouths at the same time. But while you keep at your work, be perfectly sure that we shall keep at ours. If you are up at five o'clock, we shall be up at four. We shall agitate, agitate, agitate, until the Supreme Court, obeying the popular will, proclaims that all men have original equal rights which government did not give and cannot justly take away.
„And I am very ugly. I am the ugliest fairy in the world; and I shall be, till people behave themselves as they ought to do. And then I shall grow as handsome as my sister, who is the loveliest fairy in the world; and her name is Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby. So she begins where I end, and I begin where she ends; and those who will not listen to her must listen to me, as you will see.“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
Fonte: Water Babies http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/wtrbs10h.htm (1863), Ch. 5.
„Evolutionism, as taught by Darwinism, has nothing - nothing - to say about how life originated. Has nothing to say about how the governing principles in the universe - gravity, thermodynamics, motion, fluid motion - how any of those originated. It's…it's got some gigantic missing pieces.“
— Ben Stein actor, writer, commentator, lawyer, teacher, humorist 1944
Ben Stein on CNN: Impolite Conversation, Ben Stein on CNN: Impolite Conversation, 18 April 2008, 2008-04-18 http://impoliteconversation.wordpress.com/2008/04/18/ben-stein-on-cnn/,
„Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Sixteenth Revelation, Chapter 84
— Erich Maria Remarque, livro All Quiet on the Western Front
Fonte: All Quiet on the Western Front