„He who puts up at the first inn he comes across, very often passes a bad night.“
— Filippo Baldinucci, La Veglia. (Ed. Milan, 1812. Opere, Vol. XIV., p. 223). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 261.
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981
"he once said", quoted by , 2005.
„Very often in everyday life one sees that by losing one's temper with someone who has already lost his, one does not gain anything but only sets out upon the path of stupidity. He who has enough self-control to stand firm at the moment when the other person is in a temper, wins in the end. It is not he who has spoken a hundred words aloud who has won; it is he who has perhaps spoken only one word.“
— Hazrat Inayat Khan, Mastery through Accomplishment
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
— Malcolm Forbes American publisher 1919 - 1990
Context: Be Nice. Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. I admit it's not easy when you've got a gripe. To be agreeable while disagreeing — that's an art. Be natural — write the way you talk. "How to Write a Business Letter" —an advertisement for International Paper Company (1979)
„Frank Sinatra stopped his car. The light was red. Pedestrians passed quickly across his windshield but, as usual, one did not. It was a girl in her twenties. She remained at the curb staring at him. Through the corner of his left eye he could see her, and he knew, because it happens almost every day, that she was thinking, It looks like him, but is it? Just before the light turned green, Sinatra turned toward her, looked directly into her eyes waiting for the reaction he knew would come. It came and he smiled. She smiled and he was gone.“
— Gay Talese American writer 1932
„He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. 'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
„He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„If a man, having lashed two hulls together, is crossing a river, and an empty boat happens along and bumps into him, no matter how hot-tempered the man may be, he will not get angry. But if there should be someone in the other boat, then he will shout out to haul this way or veer that. If his first shout is unheeded, he will shout again, and if that is not heard, he will shout a third time, this time with a torrent of curses following. In the first instance, he wasn't angry; now in the second he is. Earlier he faced emptiness, now he faces occupancy. If a man could succeed in making himself empty, and in that way wander through the world, then who could do him harm?“
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 a.C.
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
Context: Jimi Hendrix is very important. He's my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There's no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don't. There's no way you can work up to it. There's nobody who can take his place. As quoted in "Queen's Freddie Mercury Shopping For An Image In London" by Scott Cohen in Circus Magazine (April 1975) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_04-XX-1975_-_Circus_Magazine.
„The record companies really do conspire against the artists. They steal. They cheat. They do whatever they can, especially the black artists.… Sony's Tommy Mottola is the president of the record division. He is mean. He is a racist, and he's very, very, very devilish.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Remarks at National Action Network headquarters (6 July 2002)