— Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1913
„Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.“
„That is faith, cleaving to Christ, twining round Him with all the tendrils of our heart, as the vine does round its support.“
— Alexander Maclaren British minister 1826 - 1910
„But peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. And if it is cast out there, then no act, no pact, no treaty, no organization can hope to preserve it without the support and the wholehearted commitment of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper; let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace, in the hearts and minds of all our people.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: But peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. And if it is cast out there, then no act, no pact, no treaty, no organization can hope to preserve it without the support and the wholehearted commitment of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper; let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace, in the hearts and minds of all our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
— Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967
Sam Harris, "Bombing Our Illusions" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-harris/bombing-our-illusions_b_8615.html (10 October 2005)
„Muslim brothers be damned; they're our greatest enemies. You know yourself that I'm a Muslim, even a fanatical Muslim. But that does nothing to alter my opinion of the Arabs.“
— Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980
As quoted in Asadollah Alam (1991), The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77, page 330
„The heartland lies where the heart longs to be. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to find the true place to plant it.“
— Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
— Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Context: Abstract cleverness of the mind only separates the thinker from the world of reality, and that world, the Forest of Real Life, is in a desperate condition now because of too many who think too much and care too little. In spite of what many minds have thought themselves into believing, that mistake cannot continue for much longer if everything is going to survive. The one chance we have to avoid certain disaster is to change our approach, and learn to value wisdom and contentment. These are things that are being searched for anyway, through Knowledge and Cleverness, but they do not come from Knowledge and Cleverness. They never have, and they never will. We can no longer afford to look so desperately hard for something in the wrong way and in the wrong place. If Knowledge and Cleverness are allowed to go on wrecking things, they will before much longer destroy all life on this earth as we know it, and what little may temporarily survive will not be worth looking at, even if it were possible for us to do so. The Now of Pooh.
„He also reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Anyone passing through any of our mosques or markets carrying arrows should hold or grasp them by their heads so that no Muslim will be injured by them."“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 223
— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 766 - 818
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 467.
„The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.“
— Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011