„The worst of men is he who stops his contributions to charity, eats by himself, and whips his slave.“

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 335.
Religious Wisdom

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„The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellow-men.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

Fonte: The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child (1877)
Contexto: Only a few years ago there was a great awakening of the human mind. Men began to inquire by what right a crowned robber made them work for him? The man who asked this question was called a traitor. Others asked by what right does a robed hypocrite rule my thought? Such men were called infidels. The priest said, and the king said, where is this spirit of investigation to stop? They said then and they say now, that it is dangerous for man to be free. I deny it. Out on the intellectual sea there is room enough for every sail. In the intellectual air there is space enough for every wing.
The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellow-men.

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

283 http://books.google.com/books?id=_GLTsGHUxDgC&lpg=PA171&dq=Today%20as%20always%2C%20men%20fall%20into%20two%20groups&pg=PA171#v=onepage&q&f=false
Human, All Too Human (1878)

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George MacDonald photo

„God Himself — His thoughts, His will, His love, His judgments are men's home. To think His thoughts, to choose His will, to judge His judgments, and thus to know that He is in us, with us, is to be at home.“

—  George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905

p. 257
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
Contexto: God Himself — His thoughts, His will, His love, His judgments are men's home. To think His thoughts, to choose His will, to judge His judgments, and thus to know that He is in us, with us, is to be at home. And to pass through the valley of the shadow of death is the way home, but only thus, that as all changes have hitherto lead us nearer to this home, the knowledge of God, so this greatest of all outward changes — for it is but an outward change — will surely usher us into a region where there will be fresh possibilities of drawing nigh in heart, soul, and mind to the Father of us all.

Maria Montessori photo

„The man who, through his own efforts, is able to perform all the actions necessary for his comfort and development in life, conquers himself, and in doing so multiplies his abilities and perfects himself as an individual.
We must make of the future generation, powerful men, and by that we mean men who are independent and free.“

—  Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952

Ch. 5 : Discipline, p. 100.
Contexto: Let us picture to ourselves a clever and proficient workman, capable, not only of producing much and perfect work, but of giving advice in his workshop, because of his ability to control and direct the general activity of the environment in which he works. The man who is thus master of his environment will be able to smile before the anger of others, showing that great mastery of himself which comes from consciousness of his ability to do things. We should not, however, be in the least surprised to know that in his home this capable workman scolded his wife if the soup was not to his taste, or not ready at the appointed time. In his home, he is no longer the capable workman; the skilled workman here is the wife, who serves him and prepares his food for him. He is a serene and pleasant man where he is powerful through being efficient, but is domineering where he is served. Perhaps if he should learn how to prepare his soup he might become a perfect man! The man who, through his own efforts, is able to perform all the actions necessary for his comfort and development in life, conquers himself, and in doing so multiplies his abilities and perfects himself as an individual.
We must make of the future generation, powerful men, and by that we mean men who are independent and free.

Pythagoras photo

„Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 a.C.

As quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, both Ancient and Modern (1908) by Tyron Edwards, p. 592

Zakir Hussain (politician) photo

„From the earliest dawn of recorded history strong men made slaves of the weak. Primitive man regarded woman much as he did a slave or an animal, an instrument through which his comfort and pleasure might be increased.“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

p. 29
Something More, A Consideration of the Vast, Undeveloped Resources of Life (1920)
Contexto: Ethically and morally, man has also made progress. From the earliest dawn of recorded history strong men made slaves of the weak. Primitive man regarded woman much as he did a slave or an animal, an instrument through which his comfort and pleasure might be increased. Contrast the former custom of exposing infants, the aged, and the helpless to the elements or to wild beasts, when their presence became a burden, with the present practice of erecting orphans' homes, homes for the aged, and asylums for the helpless.

Paul of Tarsus photo

„So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.“

—  Paul of Tarsus Early Christian apostle and missionary 5 - 67

5:28 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+5&version=KJV;SBLGNT
Variant translation:
Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Epistle to the Ephesians

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John F. Kennedy photo

„The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1963, Speech at Amherst College
Contexto: The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.

Alfred North Whitehead photo

„The worst that happened to men of science was that Galileo suffered an honorable detention and a mild reproof, before dying peacefully in his bed.“

—  Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947

Ch. 1: "The Origins of Modern Science"
1920s, Science and the Modern World (1925)

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„Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others,
And in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

"Distichs" in The Poems of Goethe (1853) as translated in the original metres by Edgar Alfred Bowring
Contexto: Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others,
And in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.
Not in the morning alone, not only at mid-day he charmeth;
Even at setting, the sun is still the same glorious planet.

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