— 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
( Pacific Magazine http://www.pacificmagazine.net).
Reaction to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, 7 February 2006
„When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.“
— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Fonte: The Importance of Being Earnest
— Helen Gurley Brown American author, editor, publisher, and businesswoman 1922 - 2012
„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 - 2018
2010s, 2018, Farewell statement (2018)
„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 author 1934
Fonte: The Collected Poems, 1957-1982
„Beauty is precious, you see, and the more beautiful something is, the more precious it is; and the more precious it is the more it hurts us that it will fade away; and the more we are hurt by beauty, the more we love the world.“
— Louis De Bernières, livro Birds Without Wings
Fonte: Birds Without Wings
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
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)
Contexto: 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.
„The true meaning of college education is to allow students from different countries engage in exchanges and to respect different opinions.“
— Pan Wen-chung Taiwanese educator and politician 1962
Pan Wen-chung (2019) cited in " Chinese students urged to cherish, respect freedom of speech http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201910020009.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 2 October 2019
„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)
— Sarah Dessen, livro Along for the Ride
Fonte: Along for the Ride
„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
Preface of M. Quetelet
A Treatise on Man and the Development of His Faculties (1842)
„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 American screenwriter 1958
Fonte: Adaptation.: The Shooting Script
„There is no mystery-- that's the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we stay. What a miracle that is.“
— Kamila Shamsie Pakistani writer 1973
Fonte: Broken Verses
„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 - 2019
The Liberals' Mistake (1987)
Contexto: 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.
„Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.“
— David Hume, livro Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary
Part I, Essay 23: Of The Standard of Taste
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1741-2; 1748)
Fonte: Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays
Contexto: Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others.