— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
„Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
"Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad Company." This was a French maxim, late 16th century, as quoted by George Washington in his "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," Rule # 56 (ca. 1744) http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/civility/transcript.html
„It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 a.C.
Variant translations If you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. Know your enemy and know yourself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know yourself but not your enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time. Literal translation: Know [the] other, know [the] self, hundred battles without danger; not knowing [the] other but know [the] self, one win one loss; not knowing [the] other, not knowing [the] self, every battle must [be] lost.
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
„whatever you think that you will be.
if you think yourself weak, weak you will be;
if you think yourself strong, you will be“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
— John Cage American avant-garde composer 1912 - 1992
— Dmitri Mendeleev Russian chemist and inventor 1834 - 1907