— P.C. Cast American writer 1960
„Royal authority is a noble and enjoyable position. It comprises all the good things of the world, the pleasures of the body, and the joys of the soul. Therefore, there is, as a rule, great competition for it. It rarely is handed over (voluntarily), but it may be taken away. Thus, discord ensues. It leads to war and fighting, and to attempts to gain superiority.“
— Ibn Khaldun Arab historiographer and historian 1332 - 1406
Muqaddimah, Translated by Franz Rosenthal, p. 123, Princeton University Press, 1958.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896
Ch 10 The Property Is Carried Off
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: There are noble books but one wants the breath of life sometimes. And I see no divine person. I myself am more divine than any I see — I think that is enough to say about them... Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson (1 March 1838); published in The Letters of Margaret Fuller vol. I, p. 327, , edited by Robert N. Hudspeth (1983).
— Allen Ginsberg American poet 1926 - 1997
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„When you have money in hand, only you forget who are you. But when you do not have any money in your hand, the whole world forget who you are. It's life.“
— Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
— Mike Myers Canadian- British- American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and film producer 1963
„Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.“
— Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005
„One needs only to study a certain positioning of the hand in relation to the keys to obtain with ease the most beautiful sounds, to know how to play long notes and short notes and to [attain] certain unlimited dexterity... A well formed technique, it seems to me, [is one] that can control and vary a beautiful sound quality.“
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils.
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924