„Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.“
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
22 February 1748
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)
„I want you to remember what was good in me, not what was most awful. The people you love should be allowed to keep their worst to themselves.“
— Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915
„But I know what's important to me, and what isn't. And I think I know what people can get used to, and what they can even learn to like. (It just takes some people longer than others. :-)“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Usenet postings, 1998
„"I have confidence in the abyss of the people."
And those words stabbed me to the heart and dilated my eyes with horror, for it seemed to me suddenly, in a flash, that he understood what he was saying!“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XIV - The Ruins
„You might as well learn right now, you two, that the poorest guide you can have in life is what people will say.“
— Maud Hart Lovelace, livro Heaven to Betsy
Fonte: Heaven to Betsy
„Do you know what I think about crying? I think some people have to learn to do it. But once you learn, once you know how to really cry, there's nothing quite like it. I feel sorry for those who don't know the trick. It's like whistling or singing.“
— Anne Rice, livro Memnoch the Devil
Fonte: Memnoch the Devil
„I got shot. I always felt like I'd be shot. Somebody was trying to do me some harm because a lot of people don't like me. But I didn't think it was gonna happen at that particular moment.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
Posthumous attributions, Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
— Martin Gardner recreational mathematician and philosopher 1914 - 2010
"Science: Why I Am Not A Paranormalist", in The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener (1983)
„I learned that the political is above the legal, that’s why when my advisors tell me, Evo, what you are doing is illegal, I say, if it is illegal, then do it legal, you have studied for that“
— Evo Morales Bolivian politician 1959
Press conference Digital Journals in Spanish such as La Razón citing the article "Cuando la ley se convierte en una piedra en el zapato" or Libertad Digital "Evo Morales confiesa que da "pasos ilegales" en Bolivia para aplicar sus reformas."
„I don’t want to frighten you, but I would like to make you understand the import of what you think of attempting. You must not become a mere peddler of words. The thing to learn is to know what people are thinking about, not what they say.“
— Sherwood Anderson, livro Winesburg, Ohio
Winesburg, Ohio (1919)
Contexto: "You will have to know life," she declared, and her voice trembled with earnestness. She took hold of George Willard’s shoulders and turned him about so that she could look into his eyes. A passer-by might have thought them about to embrace. "If you are to become a writer you’ll have to stop fooling with words," she explained. "It would be better to give up the notion of writing until you are better prepared. Now it’s time to be living. I don’t want to frighten you, but I would like to make you understand the import of what you think of attempting. You must not become a mere peddler of words. The thing to learn is to know what people are thinking about, not what they say."
„If you want to learn a culture, you have to learn how to like what it likes, rather than go looking for something that you like.“
— John Barnes, livro Earth Made of Glass
Earth Made of Glass (1998)
„Well you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry? Tell me what did you learn
From the Tillamook burn
Or the Fourth of July?
We're all gonna die“
— Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975
"Fourth of July"
Lyrics, Carrie and Lowell (2015)
„When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.“
— Greg Mortenson American mountaineer and humanitarian 1957
Fonte: Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
„hurts I have are my fault but I'm sure gonna learn from it and hopefully anyone reading this will too. the lesson: stay aware on a bicycle and look up the road in front of you at all times to make sure you can deal w/what's coming and the condition of the road you're gonna be rolling down!“
— Mike Watt musician, songwriter 1957
Statement on bicycling safety after an accident, on his blog " a hoot and a holler http://www.hootpage.com/hoot_news.html" (20 December 2003).
„I want to say a word to the Brahmins, “In the name of God, religion, sastras you have duped us. We were the ruling people. Stop this life of cheating us from this year. Give room for rationalism and humanism.“
— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Tamil politician and social reformer 1879 - 1973
Veeramani, Collected Works of Periyar, pp. 518 & 519.
„You could kill me right now and I will be permanently dead, and I would willing do that if would end world hunger and poverty. That's a sacrifice! Saying I'm gonna let some people beat me and torture me and kill me, and a day and a half I'm gonna rise up and become what I was before, (...) That's not a sacrifice, that's a bad weekend!“
— Matt Dillahunty American activist 1969
Episode 24.04 (January 26, 2020) from The Atheist Experience (Link is unavailable on YouTube)
The Atheist Experience
„It is rather remarkable that the majority of learned men have closed their minds to what seemed bare and simple facts to many people.“
— Oliver Lodge British physicist 1851 - 1940
Raymond, p. 367 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t80k3mq4s;view=1up;seq=409
Raymond, or Life and Death (1916)
„The difficulty that we have, and I don't mean to be rude here, is that we have a president who is a pathological liar. So, could it be true? I guess it could be. Is it likely to be true? Probably not. And I think what happens in our own country and around the world, people don't believe much of what Trump says, and when you lie all the time, the problem is sometimes when you're telling the truth that people are not gonna believe you.“
— Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941
Today, NBC, quoted in * 2020-01-10
Sen. Bernie Sanders slams Trump as 'pathological liar'