— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
— Ashleigh Brilliant American author and cartoonist 1933
„We have to heal the divides in our country. Not just on guns. But on race. Immigration. And more. That starts with listening to each other. Hearing each other. Trying, as best we can, to walk in each other's shoes.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), (July 28, 2016)
„Let us respect each other and avoid causing unnecessary hurt to those with beliefs and faiths different from ours.“
— Laisenia Qarase Prime Minister of Fiji 1941
Reaction to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, 7 February 2006, ( Pacific Magazine http://www.pacificmagazine.net).
„We are three-hundred-and-twenty-five million opinionated, vociferous individuals. We argue and compete and sometimes even vilify each other in our raucous public debates. But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country we will get through these challenging times. We will come through them stronger than before. We always do.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936
2010s, 2018, Farewell statement (2018)
— Helen Gurley Brown American author, editor, publisher, and businesswoman 1922 - 2012
„It is to be broken. It is to be
torn open. It is not to be
reached and come to rest in
ever. I turn against you,
I break from you, I turn to you.
We hurt, and are hurt,
and have each other for healing.
It is healing. It is never whole.“
— Wendell Berry, The Collected Poems, 1957-1982
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Context: We're a country with a balance of opinion. We are not a divided country. but we're debating independence in an entirely peaceful fashion. King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/scottish-independence-has-been-a-lifelong-goal-for-alex-salmond-a-991683.html, . (September 15, 2014)
„Even though two states in Germany exist, they are not foreign countries to each other—their relations with each other can only be of a special kind.“
— Willy Brandt German social-democratic politician; Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany 1913 - 1992
Auch wenn zwei Staaten in Deutschland existieren, sind sie doch füreinander nicht Ausland; ihre Beziehungen zueinander können nur von besonderer Art sein. government policy statement on 28 October 1969, p. 2, bwbs.de http://www.bwbs.de/UserFiles/File/PDF/Regierungserklaerung691028.pdf (PDF file).
„It's impossible for men and women who love each other not to hurt each other now and then, but most women would settle happily for a man who tried not to cause the same hurt twice.“
— Merle Shain Canadian writer 1935 - 1989
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
„I have been surprised to find how little variety of opinion exists, in different places, regarding what they concurred in terming the beautiful.“
— Adolphe Quetelet Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist 1796 - 1874
A Treatise on Man and the Development of His Faculties (1842), Preface of M. Quetelet
„We're all one thing, like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell.“
— Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation.: The Shooting Script
„The country we live in is a laboratory. We have one experiment after another. Unfortunately, it is not a laboratory where no one gets hurt: some lives are enhanced, others are ruined.“
— Charles A. Reich American lawyer 1928
The Liberals' Mistake (1987), Context: The country we live in is a laboratory. We have one experiment after another. Unfortunately, it is not a laboratory where no one gets hurt: some lives are enhanced, others are ruined. We have to view our society with concern and passion, and see what we can learn from each of our experiments. When we get upset and angry about politics — whether it is conservative, liberal, or whatever — we tend to think in terms of right and wrong, not what we can learn.