— Multatuli, livro Max Havelaar
Multatuli, Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company
— Multatuli, livro Max Havelaar
„“William Henry, when you were my student you honored me by noting down my words and philosophical maunderings. What said I on the subject of hate?”
“A strong man hates no one, is enraged with no one,” whispered William.
Spinoza continued. “He who lives under the guidance of reason endeavors as much as possible to repay hatred with love and nobleness. He who wished to avenge injuries by reciprocal hatred will live in misery. Hatred is increased by reciprocated hatred, and, on the contrary, can be demolished by love.”“
— Melinda M. Snodgrass American writer 1951
Queen's Gambit Declined (1989), Chapter 17 (p. 224)
„It is a woman's outstanding characteristic that she can do anything for the love of a man. But those women who can achieve something important for the love of a thing are most exceptional, because this does not really agree with their nature. Love for a thing is a man's prerogative. But since masculine and feminine elements are united in our human nature, a man can live in the feminine part of himself, I and a woman in her masculine part. None the less the feminine element in man is only something in the background, as is the masculine element in woman. If one lives out the opposite sex in oneself one is living in one's own background, and one's real individuality suffers. A man should live as a man and a woman as a woman.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
"Woman in Europe" (1927), P. 243
„For it is only in accepting death that one can truly live, and for the human animal, death has always been the great black beast from the abyss to be dreaded or defeated or avoided or hated - but never looked upon clearly face to face.“
— David Zindell American writer 1952
The Wild (1995), p. 91
„Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives! Fight on; death is better than defeat! Fight on brave knights! for bright eyes behold your deeds!“
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
„One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.“
— Jean Paul Sartre, livro Saint Genet
Saint Genet, Actor and Martyr (1952), Book 2, "The Melodious Child Dead in Me"
„Since the Creator had made the facts of the after-life inaccessible to man, He must not have required that man understand death in order to live fruitfully.“
— Daniel J. Boorstin American historian 1914 - 2004
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1948), Notes, p. 262.
„Death may overwhelm them, but not fear; unconquerable they stand their ground, and their courage well-nigh outlives their lives.“
— Sidonius Apollinaris, livro Carmina
Carmina, Mors obruit illos, non timor; invicti perstant animoque supersunt jam prope post animam. Carmen 5, line 251; vol. 1 p. 83.
„He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Context: It was always accounted a virtue in a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a virtue. It is a necessity. When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not the fear of something; it is the love of something. Speech to the American Legion convention, New York City (27 August 1952); as quoted in "Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism" in Lend Me Your Ears : Great Speeches In History (2004) by William Safire, p. 81 - 82
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 a.C.
Unclassified, As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) edited by Larry Chang, p. 193 This is actually a pithy modern-day 'summary' of the "Abhaya Sutta" (AN 4.184). It appears in "Buddha’s Little Instruction Book" by Jack Kornfield (p88).
„There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.“
— Ernest Hemingway, livro Death in the Afternoon
Death in the Afternoon (1932), Ch. 11
„One of my problems is to find the Ego, which has only one form and is immortal – to find it in animals and men, in the heaven and in the hell which together form the world in which we live.“
— Max Beckmann German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer 1884 - 1950
1930s, On my Painting (1938)
„Man alone, it seems, lives all his life in the knowledge of death. And yet there is more to life than merely waiting for death. For life to have meaning, there must be a purpose. A man must pass something on — otherwise he is useless.“
— David Gemmell, livro Legend
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 29
„Resignation,— not to a whirlwind of inexorable forces, not to powers that cannot see or hear or feel, but to One who lives forever, and who loves us well, and who has given us all that we have, ay, life itself, that we may at His bidding freely give it back to Him.“
— Henry Liddon British theologian 1829 - 1890
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 512.
„And whether there is a heaven or hell here, or hereafter, every good man has enough to do to make this world a little better than it is. Millions of lives are wasted in the vain effort to find the origin of things, and the destiny of man. This world has been neglected. We have been taught that life should be merely a preparation for death.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
"To the Indianapolis Clergy." The Iconoclast (Indianapolis, IN) (1883)
„Giving in is no defeat.
Passing on is no retreat.
Selves are made to rise above.
You shall live in what you love.“
— Piet Hein Danish puzzle designer, mathematician, author, poet 1905 - 1996
Grooks, The Me Above The Me
„Remember, you do not defend any idea with violence. There is no man who hates but that hatred is reflected outward and made physical. And there is no man who loves but that love is reflected outward and made physical.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
The Seth Material (1970), Context: When every young man refuses to go to war, you will have peace. As long as you fight for gain and greed, there will be no peace. As long as one person commits acts of violence for the sake of peace, you will have war. Unfortunately it is difficult to imagine that all the young men in all of the countries will refuse to go to war at the same time. And so you must work out what violence has wrought. Within the next hundred years, that time may come. Remember, you do not defend any idea with violence. There is no man who hates but that hatred is reflected outward and made physical. And there is no man who loves but that love is reflected outward and made physical. p. 274