— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„Then swiftly, neatly, with the grace of the young man on the trapeze, he was gone from his body.
For an eternal moment he was still all things at once: the bird, the fish, the rodent, the reptile, and man.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Context: Then swiftly, neatly, with the grace of the young man on the trapeze, he was gone from his body. For an eternal moment he was still all things at once: the bird, the fish, the rodent, the reptile, and man. An ocean of print undulated endlessly and darkly before him. The city burned. The herded crowd rioted. The earth circled away, and knowing that he did so, he turned his lost face to the empty sky and became dreamless, unalive, perfect. "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.“
— Aristophanés Athenian playwright of Old Comedy -446 - -385 a.C.
Fictional attribution in the movie The Emperor's Club (2002), given by Kevin Kline (as William Hundert); no published occurrences of this statement prior to the movie have been located in any of the Aristophanes Plays or Fragments.
„I while yet a youth wrote in a quite large volume three books of magical things, which I calledin which whatever was then erroneous because of my curious youth, now, more cautious, I wish to retract by this recantation, for formerly I spent much time and goods on these vanities.“
— Cornelius Agrippa, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963