„Nature gave horns to the bull,
Hoofs gave she to the horse.
To the lion cavernous jaws,
And swiftness to the hare.
The fish taught she to swim,
The bird to cleave the air;
To man she reason gave;
Not yet was woman dowered.
What, then, to woman gave she?
The priceless gift of beauty.
Stronger than any buckler,
Than any spear more piercing.
Who hath the gift of beauty.
Nor fire nor steel shall harm her.“
— Anacreonte, Odes, XXIV.
— Yves Saint Laurent fashion designer 1936 - 2008
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„Montserrat Caballé is sensational. She has that same kind of emotion as Aretha Franklin. The way she delivers a song is so very natural. It's a very different gift.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
"I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985).
— Tariq Ramadan Swiss muslim scholar 1962
— Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910
As quoted in The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom (2007) by Frank McCourt and Erin Gruwell, p. 410
„Yesterday I fell in love,
today feels like my funeral,
I just got hit by a bus,
shouldn't have been so beautiful,
dont know why I gave my heart,
gave my trust,
— Chris Brown American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor , and painter 1989
— Lawrence Durrell British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer 1912 - 1990
„Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.