— Ambrose Bierce, livro The Devil's Dictionary
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
„Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.“
— Ambrose Bierce, livro The Devil's Dictionary
„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
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 228.
„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
1963, UN speech, 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
„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, livro The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh (1982), 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
Sunni Hadith, Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 223
— Isaac Babel, The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel
„I do not support peace in the Middle East. And I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!… The stupid fool is a zealot, a warrior, and a clever one. But he doesn't accomplish anything.“
— Muammar Gaddafi Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist 1942 - 2011
Remarks quoted in Red Horizons: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief (1987) by Ion Mihai Pacepa, p. 110
„The world should be assured that, although there may always be some who exploit any religion for their interests, Islam does not approve of terrorism in any form. Terrorism cannot be used to achieve any Islamic goal. No terrorist can be a Muslim, and no true Muslim can be a terrorist. Islam orders peace, and the Qur’an demands from each true Muslim that he or she be a symbol of peace and support the maintenance of basic human rights. If a ship is carrying nine criminals and one innocent person, Islam does not allow the ship to be sunk to punish the nine criminals, for doing so would violate the innocent person’s rights.“
— Fethullah Gülen Turkish preacher, former imam, writer, and political figure 1941
„But its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something, do you support our policy?“
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Quotes 1990s, 1990-1994, Context: The point of public relations slogans like "Support Our Troops" is that they don't mean anything... that's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody is going to be against and I suppose everybody will be for, because nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. But its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something, do you support our policy? And that's the one you're not allowed to talk about. interview on WBAI, January 1992 http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/interviews/9201-propaganda.html.
„Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), Tweet (19 November 2015) https://twitter.com/hillaryclinton/status/667371059885301761