„Though the river's current never fails, the water passing, moment by moment, is never the same. Where the current pools, bubbles form on the surface, bursting and disappearing as others rise to replace them, none lasting long. In this world, people and their dwelling places are like that, always changing.“
— Kamo no Chomei, "An Account of My Hut" (1212), opening sentence as translated by Robert N. Lawson https://washburn.edu/reference/bridge24/Hojoki.html
„A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.“
— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Another quote often attributed to her without an original source in her writings, as in The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199. But once again archivists have not been able to find the quote in any of her writings, see the comment from Ralph Keyes in The Quote Verifier above. A very similar remark was attributed to Nancy Reagan, in The Observer (29 March 1981): "A woman is like a teabag — only in hot water do you realize how strong she is." Variants: A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. A woman is like a tea bag; you can't tell how strong she is and how much to trust her until you put her in hot water.
„Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
„Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed that's all who ever have.“
— Margaret Mead, The World Ahead: An Anthropologist Anticipates the Future
— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
— Louise L. Hay American writer 1926 - 2017
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
didn’t the Creator really do injustice?
With a power to defeat everyone without any battle,
children are busy at play with the most beautiful moments of their life.
Once they grow conscious of it,
those moments will have gone away
never to return to them.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
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— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives