— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
„Unless during the first five years so great a degree of change has been accomplished as to deprive Capitalism of its power, it is unlikely that a Socialist Party will be able to maintain its position of control without adopting some exceptional means, such as the prolongation of the life of Parliament for a further term without an election.“
„Such being its nature, without any display, it becomes manifested; without any movement, it produces changes; and without any effort, it accomplishes its ends.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
Context: To entire sincerity there belongs ceaselessness. Not ceasing, it continues long. Continuing long, it evidences itself. Evidencing itself, it reaches far. Reaching far, it becomes large and substantial. Large and substantial, it becomes high and brilliant. Large and substantial; this is how it contains all things. High and brilliant; this is how it overspreads all things. Reaching far and continuing long; this is how it perfects all things. So large and substantial, the individual possessing it is the co-equal of Earth. So high and brilliant, it makes him the co-equal of Heaven. So far-reaching and long-continuing, it makes him infinite. Such being its nature, without any display, it becomes manifested; without any movement, it produces changes; and without any effort, it accomplishes its ends.
„Ideological education is the key link to be grasped in uniting the whole Party for great political struggles. Unless this is done, the Party cannot accomplish any of its political tasks.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
„As a matter of fact, the adaptability of a program to changes in its objectives (often called maintainability) and to changes in its environment (nowadays called portability) can be measured primarily in terms of the degree to which it is neatly structured.“
— Niklaus Wirth Swiss computer scientist 1934
„Without attachment to anything beyond its own abysmal exuberance, capitalism identifies itself with desire to a degree that cannot imaginably be exceeded (...)“
— Nick Land British philosopher 1962
"Critique of Transcendental Miserablism" (2007), in Fanged Noumena, pp. 624–5
„The United States has no socialist party, or no socialist party has been in power. That is the reason why it has always been the country of last resort for every currency.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Interview for The Times (31 May 1984) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105505
„Without passion, you don't have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
As quoted in Social Networking for Authors: Untapped Possibilities for Wealth (2009) by Michael Volkin, p. 60
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist 1809 - 1865
As quoted in Crown's Book of Political Quotations : Over 2500 Lively Quotes from Plato to Reagan (1982) by Michael Jackman, p. 160
„While she was exceptional, I was average, a man whose major accomplishment in life was to love her without reservation, and that would never change.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Ira Levinson, Chapter 14 Ira, p. 187
„Sun has never deprived anyone of its light and energy irrespective of their caste and religion. Despite this, if it is being linked to communalism then I request such people to stay in their rooms during the day without sunlight.“
— Yogi Adityanath Indian politician 1972
On religious groups claiming that Surya Namaskar would cause communal disharmony, as quoted in "People opposed to 'Surya Namaskar' should lock themselves in 'dark room': Yogi Adityanath" http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/people-opposed-to-surya-namaskar-should-lock-themselves-in-dark-room-yogi-adityanath_1610111.html, Zee News (9 June 2015).
„Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
Ch. 2 : I'm Not an Accident
„The labour-power is a commodity, not capital, in the hands of the labourer, and it constitutes for him a revenue so long as he can continuously repeat its sale; it functions as capital after its sale, in the hands of the capitalist, during the process of production itself.“
— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Vol. II, Ch. XIX, p. 384.
„It has been calculated by the ablest politicians that no State, without being soon exhausted, can maintain above the hundredth part of its members in arms and idleness.“
— Edward Gibbon English historian and Member of Parliament 1737 - 1794
Vol. 1, Chap. 5 http://books.google.com/books?id=aLcWAAAAQAAJ&q="It+has+been"+"calculated+by+the+ablest+politicians+that+no+State+without+being+soon+exhausted+can+maintain+above+the+hundredth+part+of+its+members+in+arms+and+idleness"&pg=PA106#v=onepage
„Nothing is so contemptible as habitual contempt. It is impossible to remain long under its control without being dwarfed by its influence.“
— Elias Lyman Magoon American minister 1810 - 1886