— Mick Jagger British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Flavio Tranquillo Italian journalist and writer 1962
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Stobaeus, iv. 32a. 19
„People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better. In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world.“
— John Nash American mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate 1928 - 2015
As quoted in " A Brilliant Madness A Beautiful Madness http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nash/ (2002), PBS TV program; also cited in Doing Psychiatry Wrong: A Critical and Prescriptive Look at a Faltering Profession (2013) by René J. Muller, p. 62
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself.“
— Edward St. Aubyn, The Patrick Melrose Novels
„Being responsible is taking ownership of your life. It means you have taken the first radical step to becoming a complete human being—fully conscious and fully human. In taking responsibility and beginning the journey toward conscious living, you are putting an end to the age-old patterns of assigning blame outward or heavenward. You have begun the greatest adventure life has to offer: the voyage inward.“
— Sadhguru, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
„Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.“
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989