„Did you know that the biggest—you know, the biggest star in the univer—in the whole galaxy/universe is as big as an atom is small? Did you know that? Isn't that wild? That's more pothead philosophy.“
— Krist Novoselic, Video interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWU2aljeMqE, 1991
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Think big anyway!“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
„Did you know that baby,
You're the bluebird in my sky,
I only want to make you happy
Because I love you see you fly“
— Nick Carter singer from the United States 1980
„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.
„If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Dancing the Dream (1992), also used in his funeral invitation. Quoted in "Dead stars and classic art will surround Michael Jackson" in CNN.com/entertainment (3 July 2009) http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/03/michael.jackson.funeral/index.html#cnnSTCOther1
„In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?“
— Jack Kornfield, Buddha's Little Instruction Book
— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
— Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 a.C.
As quoted in The Hedgehog and the Fox (1953) by Isaiah Berlin Variant translations: The fox knows many things; the hedgehog one great thing. The fox knows many tricks; the hedgehog one good one. The fox knows many tricks; and the hedgehog only one; but that is the best one of all.
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
— John Lydon, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs
„The biggest problem is the moment you say "spirituality," somebody starts talking about God, someone else about mukti, someone else about nirvana and someone else about the Ultimate. They are all already up there. You cannot do anything with people who are already up there. If somebody is down here, you can do something with them. You can only take a step if your feet are on the ground, isn't it? The moment you talk about God, you are not here anymore; you know it all. You can only start a journey from where you are. You cannot start a journey from where you are not. If you are willing to come down to where you are, then we can see what the next step is. If you are already on the third step to heaven, what can I do with you?“
— Sadhguru, Of Mystics & Mistakes