„Fairness means not to use fraud and trickery in the exchange of commodities and services and the exchange of feelings. “
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
Context: Holiness is not the luxury of the few; it is a simply duty, for you and for me, because Jesus has very clearly stated, "Be ye holy as my father in heaven is holy." So let us pray for each other that we grow in love for each other, and through this love become holy as Jesus wants us to be for he died out of love for us. One day I met a lady who was dying of cancer in a most terrible condition. And I told her, I say, "You know, this terrible pain is only the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you." And she joined her hands together and said, "Mother Teresa, please tell Jesus to stop kissing me". Address to the National Prayer Breakfast (3 February 1994) http://www.ewtn.com/New_library/breakfast.htm. Unsourced variant or paraphrase: I think it is very good when people suffer. To me, that is like the kiss of Jesus.
— Jay Samit American businessman 1961
— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980
Sunday after the war (1944), pub. New Directions.
„The provision of basic services to the people is not a privilege. Nor is it a charitable act. The people already paid for the services via the high taxes.“
— Miguna Miguna lawyer, author and columnist 1962
Facebook post in response to detractors, https://www.facebook.com/GovernorMigunaMiguna/posts/562185893970795,2016
„There is no longer any religion when there is no longer any privileged religion. Take from religion its exclusive power and it will no longer exist.“
— Bruno Bauer German philosopher and historian 1809 - 1882
As quoted in Karl Marx's "The Jewish Question" by ; as translated in Karl Marx, Frederick Engels : Collected Works (1975) edited by International Publishers
„A novel is a marketable commodity, of the class collectively termed “luxuries,” as not contributing directly to the support of life or the maintenance of health. It is of the class "artistic luxuries" because it does not appeal to any of the three material senses — touch, taste, smell; and it is of the class "intellectual artistic luxuries,” because it is not judged by the superior senses — sight and hearing.“
— Francis Marion Crawford Novelist, short story writer, essayist (1854-1909) 1854 - 1909
„Roses just now predominate. There is a satisfying solidity about the bunches, a glorious abundance which, in a commodity so easily enjoyed without ownership, is scarcely credible.“
— William McFee American writer 1881 - 1966
Context: Roses just now predominate. There is a satisfying solidity about the bunches, a glorious abundance which, in a commodity so easily enjoyed without ownership, is scarcely credible. I feel no desire to own these huge aggregations of odorous beauty. It would be like owning a harem, one imagines.
„By a commodity we shall understand any object, substance, action or service, which can afford pleasure or ward off pain.“
— William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician 1835 - 1882
Chapter III, Theory of Utility, p. 61.
— László Moholy-Nagy Hungarian artist 1895 - 1946
Moholy-Nagy by László Moholy-Nagy (1970) p. 238.
— Robert Musil Austrian writer 1880 - 1942