„If you have nothing to say and want badly to say it, then all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice.“
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
Context: There is not an idea that cannot be expressed in 200 words. But the writer must know precisely what he wants to say. If you have nothing to say and want badly to say it, then all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice. Letter to Mrs. Blumberg (27 September 1977)
„As Athenodorus was taking his leave of Cæsar, "Remember," said he, "Cæsar, whenever you are angry, to say or do nothing before you have repeated the four-and-twenty letters to yourself."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Roman Apophthegms, Cæsar Augustus
„The fellow who eggs you on to avenge yourself will rob you of what you were going to say – as we forgive our debtors. When you have forfeited that, all your sins will be held against you; absolutely nothing is forgiven.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
— Ed Harcourt British musician 1977
" MusicOMH.com Interview http://www.musicomh.com/interviews/ed-harcourt.htm" (2004).
„You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.“
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
„You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.“
— Eddie Vedder musician, songwriter, member of Pearl Jam 1964
This quote was taken from the Synergy's Echoes page ( December, 1991 Houston, Texas, KLOL FM Echoes of Exposure with David Sadoff ).
„As soon as you concern yourself with the "good" and "bad" of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.“
— Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
The Art of Peace (1992)
„Hollywood is Hollywood. There’s nothing you can say about it that isn’t true, good or bad. And if you get into it, you have no right to be bitter — you’re the one who sat down, and joined the game.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
Quoted in The Orson Welles Story.
„So release yourself from that. Don't be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word 'love' to the people you love so when it matters the most to say it, you will.“
— Cheryl Strayed, livro Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar