„We are what we are. Nothing more, nothing less. There is good and evil among every kind of people. It's the evil among us who rule now.“
— Anne Bishop American fiction writer 1955
Fonte: Daughter of the Blood
„The more you are a victim of contradictory impulses, the less you know which to yield to. To lack character - precisely that and nothing more.“
— Emil M. Cioran, livro The Trouble With Being Born
The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
„It’s not so much that nothing means
anything but more that it keeps meaning
there’s no release, just gurus and self-
appointed gods and hucksters.
the more people say, the less there is to say.
even the best books are dry sawdust.“
— Charles Bukowski, livro The People Look Like Flowers at Last
Fonte: The People Look Like Flowers at Last
„6472. Nothing more smooth than Glass, yet nothing more brittle;
Nothing more fine than Wit, yet nothing more fickle.“
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
„When I’m nothing more, won’t I be more nothing? How I’d like not to be more nothing when I’m nothing more!“
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Cuando no sea más nada, ¿no seré más nada? ¡Cómo quisiera no ser más nada cuando no sea más nada!
„All is more or less proper to serve as a common measure, in proportion as it is more or less in general use, of a more similar quality, and more easy to be divided into aliquot parts.“
— Anne Robert Jacques Turgot French economist 1727 - 1781
Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth (1766)
Contexto: All is more or less proper to serve as a common measure, in proportion as it is more or less in general use, of a more similar quality, and more easy to be divided into aliquot parts. All is more or less applicable for the purpose of a general pledge of exchange, in proportion as it is less susceptible of decay or alteration in quantity or quality.
„Patriotism requires less and less of making the eagle scream, but more and more of making him think.“
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
"The Home Builder Conserves" ; Published in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott (eds.) 1991, p. 147.
— Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone British judge, politician, life peer and Cabinet minister 1907 - 2001
Speech to Devon Magistrates, The Times 12 April 1972.
„The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
It is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.“
— Molière, The Misanthrope
Plus on aime quelqu'un, moins il faut qu'on le flatte:
À rien pardonner le pur amour éclate.
Act II, sc. iv
Le Misanthrope (1666)
„It might be more difficult to be a President than it ever had before. Nothing less than greatness would do.“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
Superman Comes to the Supermarket http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3858/superman-supermarket/ (November 1960)
Superman Comes to the Supermarket (1960)
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006)
„Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified.–Neville Goddard“
— Neville Goddard American author and lecturer 1905 - 1972
— E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
"The Practical Farmer" http://books.google.com/books?id=njRHAAAAYAAJ&q=%22A+good+farmer+is+nothing+more+nor+less+than+a+handy+man+with+a+sense+of+humus%22&pg=PA218#v=onepage ( October 1940 http://books.google.com/books?id=SvAvAAAAMAAJ&q=%22A+good+farmer+is+nothing+more+nor+less+than+a+handy+man+with+a+sense+of%22&pg=PA555#v=onepage)
One Man's Meat (1942)
„This endured absence is nothing more or less than forgetfulness. I am, intermittently, unfaithful. This is the condition of my survival.“
— Roland Barthes, livro A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
Fonte: A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
„The less you think you are, the more you bear. And if you think you are nothing, you bear everything.“
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Cuanto menos uno cree ser, más soporta. Y si cree ser nada, soporta todo.
„Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.“
— Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934
As quoted in Our Precarious Habitat (1973) by Melvin A. Benarde, p. v
„The common right is nothing more or less than the protection of all, pouring its rays on each. This protection of each by all, is Fraternity.“
— Albert Pike, livro Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Fonte: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Ch. II : The Fellow-Craft, p. 44
Contexto: From the political point of view there is but a single principle,— the sovereignty of man over himself. This sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty. Where two or several of these sovereignties associate, the State begins. But in this association there is no abdication. Each sovereignty parts with a certain portion of itself to form the common right. That portion is the same for all. There is equal contribution by all to the joint sovereignty. This identity of concession which each makes to all, is Equality. The common right is nothing more or less than the protection of all, pouring its rays on each. This protection of each by all, is Fraternity.
Liberty is the summit, Equality the base. Equality is not all vegetation on a level, a society of big spears of grass and stunted oaks, a neighborhood of jealousies, emasculating each other. It is, civilly, all aptitudes having equal opportunity; politically, all votes having equal weight; religiously, all consciences having equal rights.