„From a religious perspective, loving one another is the highest commandment. From a spiritual perspective, loving one another is the wisdom of the ages. From a political perspective, loving one another is just the smartest thing to do. Plus, today it’s the only survivable option.“
— Marianne Williamson American writer 1952
Twitter https://twitter.com/marwilliamson (26 Nov 2019)
Williamson's quotes in social media
„One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Circles
— Ja'far al-Sadiq Muslim religious person 702 - 765
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.76, p. 60
Regarding Knowledge & Wisdom, General
— Paulo Coelho, livro Onze Minutos
Fonte: Eleven Minutes
„When half the people believe one thing, and the other half another, it is usually safe to accept either opinion. The Democrats are as good as the Republicans, and the Catholics as good as the Protestants.“
— E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937
Ventures in Common Sense (1919), p72.
— Evelyn Waugh British writer 1903 - 1966
Part 1, Chapter 1
Brideshead Revisited (1945)
Fonte: Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
„Tis never for their wisdom that one loves the wisest, or for their wit that one loves the wittiest; 'tis for benevolence, and virtue, and honest fondness, one loves people; the other qualities make one proud of loving them too.“
— Hester Thrale Welsh author and salon-holder 1741 - 1821
Letter to Fanny Burney; Charlotte Barrett (ed.) Diary and Letters of Madame d'Arblay (1854) vol. 2, p. 3.
„We are apt to run from one extreme into another. To anticipate & prevent disasterous contingencies would be the part of wisdom & patriotism.“
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
Letter to John Jay (15 August 1786) http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/constitution/1784/jay2.html
Contexto: If you tell the Legislatures they have violated the treaty of peace and invaded the prerogatives of the confederacy they will laugh in your face. What then is to be done? Things cannot go on in the same train forever. It is much to be feared, as you observe, that the better kind of people being disgusted with the circumstances will have their minds prepared for any revolution whatever. We are apt to run from one extreme into another. To anticipate & prevent disasterous contingencies would be the part of wisdom & patriotism.
What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing! I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable & tremendous! What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal & falacious! Would to God that wise measures may be taken in time to avert the consequences we have but too much reason to apprehend.
Retired as I am from the world, I frankly acknowledge I cannot feel myself an unconcerned spectator. Yet having happily assisted in bringing the ship into port & having been fairly discharged; it is not my business to embark again on a sea of troubles. Nor could it be expected that my sentiments and opinions would have much weight on the minds of my Countrymen — they have been neglected, tho' given as a last legacy in the most solemn manner. I had then perhaps some claims to public attention. I consider myself as having none at present.
„It is one thing to lead by example with half a dozen soldiers at your back. It is wholly another with ten thousand.“
— Steven Erikson, livro Deadhouse Gates
Fonte: Deadhouse Gates
„I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.“
— John the Evangelist author of the Gospel of John; traditionally identified with John the Apostle of Jesus, John of Patmos (author of Revela… 10 - 98
Jesus in John 13:34-35 NRSV
Gospel of John
Original: (el) ἐντολὴν καινὴν δίδωμι ὑμῖν, ἵνα ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους, καθὼς ἠγάπησα ὑμᾶς ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους. ἐν τούτῳ γνώσονται πάντες ὅτι ἐμοὶ μαθηταί ἐστε, ἐὰν ἀγάπην ἔχητε ἐν ἀλλήλοις.
— George MacDonald, livro Phantastes
Variante: It is by loving and not by being loved, that one can come nearest to the soul of another.
Contexto: I knew now, that it is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another; yea, that, where two love, it is the loving of each other, and not the being loved by each other, that originates and perfects and assures their blessedness. I knew that love gives to him that loveth, power over any soul beloved, even if that soul know him not, bringing him inwardly close to that spirit; a power that cannot be but for good; for in proportion as selfishness intrudes, the love ceases, and the power which springs therefrom dies. Yet all love will, one day, meet with its return. All true love will, one day, behold its own image in the eyes of the beloved, and be humbly glad. This is possible in the realms of lofty Death.
— David Gemmell, livro The King Beyond the Gate
Fonte: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 22
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
1940s–present, A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
— Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
Dover Beach (1867)
Contexto: Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.