— Robin S. Sharma Canadian self help writer 1965
„The Spirit never makes men the instruments of converting others until they feel that they cannot do it themselves; that their skill in argument, in persuasion, in management, avails nothing.“
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 122.
„Suppose it is said that there are evil spirits: — if they have their power from the Gods, they cannot be evil; if from elsewhere, the Gods do not make all things. If they do not make all things, then either they wish to or cannot, or they can and do not wish; neither of which is consistent with the idea of god. We may see, therefore, from these arguments, that there is no positive evil in the world.
It is in the activities of men that the evils appear, and that not of all men nor always.“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
XII. The origin of evil things; and that there is no positive evil.
On the Gods and the Cosmos
„Religions which depend upon arguments are failures. A religion, to be aggressive, must be experimental; men must be something and do something by means of it, which would be otherwise impossible; then they become both rhetoric and logic — persuasion and proof.“
— Charles Henry Fowler American bishop 1837 - 1908
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 137.
„There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.“
— Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis American publisher 1850 - 1933
Quoted in "The Best Liberal Quotes Ever: Why the Left is Right" - Page 39 - by William P. Martin - Reference - 2004
„When men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing about the justice of their cause, I don’t care if they are shot themselves.“
— Herbert Spencer English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist 1820 - 1903
"Patriotism", p. 126 http://books.google.com/books?id=zBQRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA126
Facts and Comments (1902)
„Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.“
— Henry James, livro Washington Square
Washington Square (1881), ch. XIV.
„You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.“
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
"My Neighbor's Son"
To My Daughters, With Love (1967)
— Helen Fielding, livro Bridget Jones's Diary
Fonte: Bridget Jones's Diary
— Thomas Paine, livro Rights of Man
Part 1.3 Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791)
„Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.“
— Kakuzo Okakura Japanese scholar, author of The Book of Tea 1862 - 1913
„I never want to do material that makes people laugh at the expense of making other people feel bad - not to say I'm not guilty of that at times. …“
— Jim Gaffigan comedian, actor, author 1966
Stephanie Bouchard (February 15, 2007) "Pasty-faced and proud of it - Comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his 'Beyond the Pale Tour' to Merrill Auditorium", Portland Press Herald, Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc., D10.
Contexto: I do kind of aspire to do comedy that appeals to a wide range of audiences and doesn't divide people. I never want to do material that makes people laugh at the expense of making other people feel bad - not to say I'm not guilty of that at times.... I try and make humor out of the really important issues of the day, like Hot Pockets and elevators and not wanting to get out of bed.
„Man fears the responsibility of being free. It is often easier to let others make the decisions or to rely upon the letter of the law. Some men want to be slaves. After enslaving themselves to the letter of the law, such men always go on to deny freedom to others. They will not rest until they have imposed the same oppressive burdens upon everyone“
— Albert Nolan South African priest and activist 1934
Fonte: Jesus Before Christianity: The Gospel of Liberation (1976), p. 71.
Contexto: The leaders and scholars of Jesus’ time had first enslaved themselves to the law. This not only enhanced their prestige in society, it also gave them a sense of security. Man fears the responsibility of being free. It is often easier to let others make the decisions or to rely upon the letter of the law. Some men want to be slaves. After enslaving themselves to the letter of the law, such men always go on to deny freedom to others. They will not rest until they have imposed the same oppressive burdens upon everyone (Matt 23:4,15).
„Men will not change as long as women ‘marry up.’ Men won't change until we have a perspective on how powerless power makes us. A woman cannot help a man change until she has a perspective on how powerless power makes men.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Fonte: Why Men Are the Way They Are (1988), p. 314.
„The purest evil that human efforts could attain, in other words, was probably achieved by those men who made their wills the same and who made their eyes see the world in the same way, men who went against the pattern of life's diversity, men whose spirits shattered the natural wall of the individual body, making nothing of this barrier, set up to guard against mutual corrosion, men whose spirit accomplished what flesh could never accomplish.“
— Yukio Mishima, livro Runaway Horses
Runaway Horses (1969), as translated by Michael Gallagher (1973).
„The men who declare that woman is the intellectual inferior of man, do not, and cannot, by offering themselves in evidence, substantiate their declaration.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Preface to Helen Hamilton Gardner, Men, Women and Gods (1885)
„It is never until one realizes that one means something to others that one feels there is any point or purpose in one's own existence.“
— Stefan Zweig, livro Beware of Pity
Beware of Pity (1939)
— David Gemmell, livro Quest for Lost Heroes
Fonte: Drenai series, Quest for Lost Heroes, Ch. 10
„Real love has nothing to do with lust or self-centeredness. In real love, you are not important; the other is important. In love, the other is not your instrument to fulfil your selfish desires; you are an instrument of the Divine with the intention of doing good in the world. Love does not sacrifice others; love gives joyfully of itself. Love is selfless—but not the enforced selflessness of women being pushed into the background, treated as objects. In real love, you do not feel worthless; on the contrary, you expand and become one with everything—all-encompassing, ever blissful.“
— Mata Amritanandamayi Hindu spiritual leader and guru 1953
The Awakening of Universal Motherhood (2002)
„This is a work that cannot be completed except by a society of men of letters and skilled workmen, each working separately on his own part, but all bound together solely by their zeal for the best interests of the human race and a feeling of mutual good will.“
— Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784
Article on Encyclopedia, as translated in The Many Faces of Philosophy : Reflections from Plato to Arendt (2001), "Diderot", p. 237
„As long as young people feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up you are never going to make progress.“
— Cherie Blair British barrister and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair 1954
Charles Reiss, Hugh Muir, "Cherie suicide bombing gaffe", Evening Standard, 18 June 2002, p. 1
Speech at the launch of Medical Aid for Palestinians charity, 18 June 2002, referring to Palestinian suicide bombers; she later apologised for any offence caused.