— Peter Porter British poet 1929 - 2010
"A Tale of Two Pieties", in The Chair of Babel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992) p. 51.
— Peter Porter British poet 1929 - 2010
„Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and cleanse not only your own sins but the sins of others.“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
Context: If you are penitent, you love. And if you love you are of God. All things are atoned for, all things are saved by love. If I, a sinner even as you are, am tender with you and have pity on you, how much more will God have pity upon you. Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and cleanse not only your own sins but the sins of others. Book II, ch. 3 (trans. Constance Garnett) The Elder Zossima, speaking to a devout widow afraid of death
„People living in the vanity of their own mind not only destroy themselves, but far too often, they bring destruction to others around them.“
— Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
„The ancient Greeks and Romans tell of a golden age in the past.... Our Messiah alone belongs to the future. He still has to make his appearance, and not solely for the benefit of his own people. The whole world must be judged and redeemed.“
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
Der Dichter, 1910. Alle Verk, x. 11; S. Liptzin. Peretz. Yivo, 1947, p. 310.
„The people will win a new world. Yet when I think of individuals in the revolution, I cannot predict their survival. Revolutionaries must accept this fact.“
— Huey P. Newton Co-founder of the Black Panther Party 1942 - 1989
„He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.“
— Nicholas Sparks, The Choice
Travis Parker, Chapter 4, p. 51
„Women must begin to "save" themselves and their daughters before they "save" their husbands and their sons; before they "save" the whole world.“
— Phyllis Chesler Psychotherapist, college professor, and author 1940
Women and Madness (2005), pp. 348–349, and Women and Madness (1972), p. 301.
— Salvador Allende Chilean physician and politician 1908 - 1973
Context: The people must defend themselves, but they must not sacrifice themselves. The people must not let themselves be destroyed or riddled with bullets, but they cannot be humiliated either. Workers of my country, I have faith in Chile and its destiny. Other men will overcome this dark and bitter moment when treason seeks to prevail. Keep in mind that, much sooner than later, great avenues will again be opened, through which will pass the free man, to construct a better society. Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers! These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a moral lesson that will punish felony, cowardice, and treason.
„If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Context: If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world. Let us therefore boldly face the life of strife, resolute to do our duty well and manfully; resolute to uphold righteousness by deed and by word; resolute to be both honest and brave, to serve high ideals, yet to use practical methods. Above all, let us shrink from no strife, moral or physical, within or without the nation, provided we are certain that the strife is justified, for it is only through strife, through hard and dangerous endeavor, that we shall ultimately win the goal of true national greatness.
— Wilhelm Liebknecht German socialist politician 1826 - 1900
— Peter Kropotkin Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, scientist, revolutionary, economist, activist, geographer, writer 1842 - 1921
Context: When a physiologist speaks now of the life of a plant or of an animal, he sees rather an agglomeration, a colony of millions of separate individuals than a personality one and indivisible. He speaks of a federation of digestive, sensual, nervous organs, all very intimately connected with one another, each feeling the consequence of the well-being or indisposition of each, but each living its own life. Each organ, each part of an organ in its turn is composed of independent cellules which associate to struggle against conditions unfavorable to their existence. The individual is quite a world of federations, a whole universe in himself.
„The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
„People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.“
— Elizabeth Gaskell novelist 1810 - 1865
Wives and Daughters, ch. 50 (1864-5)