— John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol. 92, p. 211
„With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid, and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
According to the book, "They Never Said It", p. 64, there is no evidence Lenin ever said this. Lenin was supposed to have made his observation to one of his close associates, Grigori Zinoviev, not long after a meeting of the Politburo in the early 1920s, but there is no evidence that he ever did. Experts on the Soviet Union reject the rope quote as spurious.
— Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
— Jacques Maritain, Degrees of Knowledge
Degrees of Knowledge (1932, Notre Dame Translation), p. 4.
— Richard Rohr, Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation
— Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005
„However much we are affected by the things of the world, however deeply they may stir and stimulate us, they become human for us only when we can discuss them with our fellows. Whatever cannot become the object of discourse - the truly sublime, the truly horrible or the uncanny - may find human voice through which to sound into the world, but it is not exactly human. We humanize what is going on in the world and in ourselves only by speaking of it, and in the course of speaking of it we learn to be human.“
— Hannah Arendt, Men in Dark Times
„All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed.“
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me. "Good Sense" in a dialogue between Free Hope, Old Church, Good Sense, and Self -Poise. p. 127.
„Our relation with the animals finds its expression especially in the amazing variety of benefits they provide for us in their guidance, protection, and companionship. Beyond these modes of assistance, they provide a world of wonder and meaning for the mind—beauty for the imagination. Even beyond all these, they provide an emotional intimacy that is unique, that can come to us from no other source. The animals can do for us, both physically and spiritually, what we cannot do for ourselves or for each other. These more precious gifts they provide through their presence and their responsiveness to our inner needs.“
— Thomas Berry American priest 1914 - 2009
Chapter 3, p. 39