— Georg Büchner German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose 1813 - 1837
„The Church is indeed, in its real Intent,
An Assembly where Nothing but
Friendship is meant;
And the utter Extinction of Foeship and Wrath
By the Working of Love in the Strength of its Faith.“
— John Byrom Poet, inventor of a shorthand system 1692 - 1763
Context: The Church is indeed, in its real Intent, An Assembly where Nothing but Friendship is meant; And the utter Extinction of Foeship and Wrath By the Working of Love in the Strength of its Faith. This gives it its holy and catholic Name, And truly confirms its apostolic Claim; Showing what the One Saviour's One Mission had been: "Go and teach all the World," — ev'ry Creature therein. In the Praise ever due to the Gospel of Grace Its Universality holds the first Place. When an Angel proclaim'd Its glad Tidings the Morn That the Son of the Virgin, the Saviour, was born, "Which shall be to all People," was said to complete The angelical Message, so good and so great, Full of " Glory to God," in the Regions Above, And of "Goodness to Men," is so Boundless a Love. X & XI
„All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.“
— Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
„I can now present the first fundamental law of capitalism, which links the capital stock to the flow of income from capital. The capital/income ratio β is related in a simple way to the share of income from capital in national income, denoted α. The formula is
::α = r × β
:Where r is the rate of return on capital.
For example, if β=600% and r = 5%, then α = r × β = 30%.
In other words, if national wealth represents the equivalent of six years of national income, and the rate of return on capital is 5 percent per year, then capital’s share in national income is 30 percent.“
— Thomas Piketty French economist 1971
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
„The great cosmic illusion is a hierophany.... One is devoured by Time, not because one lives in Time, but because one believes in its reality, and therefore forgets or despises eternity.“
— Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986
p. 90 - 91.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919
„We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985