„Unity is this: that a man feel himself to be gathered together with all his powers in the unity of his heart. Unity brings inward peace and restfulness of heart. Unity of heart is a bond which draws together body and soul, heart and senses, and all the outward and inward powers and encloses them in the union of love.“
— John Ruysbroeck Flemish mystic 1293 - 1381
Quoted in Message of the East, Vol. 15 (1926) by Cohasset Vedanta Centre, p. 212
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
Odyssey (c. 725 BC), Ἔσθλ' ἀγορεύοντες, κακὰ δὲ φρεσὶ βυσσοδόμευον. XVII. 66 (tr. Robert Fagles).
„A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989), television address (4 March 1987)
— Desiderius Erasmus Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and theologian 1466 - 1536
Ciceronianus (1528), in The Erasmus Reader (1990), p. 130.
— Menachem Mendel of Kotzk Polish rabbi 1787 - 1859
Context: Do not be satisfied with the speech of your lips and the thought in your heart, all the promises and good sayings in your mouth, and all the good thoughts in your heart; rather you must arise and do! As quoted in T'he Season of the Witch : Le Couer Dechire (2008) by Etienne De Mendes http://www.etiennedemendes.com, p. 545
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Voiceless; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— P. D. James English crime writer 1920 - 2014
Time to be Earnest - a Fragment of Biography
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
„Great change can only be effected by unity. But "Union without knowledge is useless; Knowledge without union is powerless." Then what is the right knowledge? Owen said it consisted in knowing that people came into the world without any intention of doing it; and often with limited capacities, and with disadvantages of person, and with instinctive tendencies which impel them against their will, and which disqualifications they did not give themselves…. Dislike dies in the heart of those who understand this, and the spirit of unity arises.“
— George Holyoake British secularist, co-operator, and newspaper editor 1817 - 1906
Memorial dedication (1902)
„He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part; the full, the true thanksgiving comes from the heart.“
— John Augustus Shedd 1859
Salt from My Attic (1928), The Mosher Press, Portland, Maine; cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006) ed. Fred R. Shapiro, p. 705; there are numerous variants of this expression.