„The world is full of evil men engaged in doing evil things. That does not make us policemen to round them up nor judges to find them guilty and to sentence them. What is so special about the ruler of Iraq that we suddenly discover that we are to be his jailers and his judges? … we as a nation have no interest in the existence or non-existence of Kuwait or, for that matter, Saudi Arabia as an independent state… I sometimes wonder if, when we shed our power, we omitted to shed our arrogance.“
— Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998
1990s, The Sunday Correspondent (21 October 1990), quoted in Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 933
— Stephen R. Lawhead American writer 1950
The Bone House (2011), p. 183
„The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test; for it is on that on which our success in life depends.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823), No. 54
„We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong.“
— Wendell Berry author 1934
The Long-Legged House (1969), Context: We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us... We must recover the sense of the majesty of the creation and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it. "A Native Hill"
„We are so close to the world of work that we can't see what it does to us. We have to rely on outside observers from other times or other cultures to appreciate the extremity and the pathology of our present position.“
— Bob Black American anarchist 1951
The Abolition of Work (1985)
„Every one of us knows how painful it is to be called by malicious names, to have his character undermined by false insinuations, to be overreached in a bargain, to be neglected by those who rise in life, to be thrust on one side by those who have stronger wills and stouter hearts. Every one knows, also, the pleasure of receiving a kind look, a warm greeting, a hand held out to help in distress, a difficulty solved, a higher hope revealed for this world or the next. By that pain and by that pleasure let us judge what we should do to others.“
— Arthur Penrhyn Stanley English churchman, Dean of Westminster 1815 - 1881
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 363.
„When we say there is a GOD, we mean that there is an intelligent designing cause of what we see in the world around us, and a being who was himself uncaused.“
— Joseph Priestley English theologian, chemist, educator, and political theorist 1733 - 1804
Institutes of Natural and Revealed Religion (1772–1774), Vol. I : Part I : The Being and Attributes of God, § 1 : Of the existence of God, and those attributes which art deduced from his being considered as uncaused himself, and the cause of every thing else (1772)
„What we know of the world comes to us through words, or, to look at it from the other direction, when we write a sentence, we create a world, which is not the world, but the world as is appears within a dimension of assessment.“
— Stanley Fish American academic 1938
How To Write A Sentence And How To Read One (2011), Chapter 4, What Is A Good Sentence?, p. 39
„…We are in one world. We are one nation. And therefore, what’s common in between us, what should be common among us, is love and peace.“
— Tawakkol Karman Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1979
2010s, Democracy Now! interview (2011)
„What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.“
— Albert Pike Confederate States Army general and Freemason 1809 - 1891
Ex Corde Locutiones: Words from the Heart Spoken of His Dead Brethren, "1860. In Lodge of Sorrow at Washington: March 30.", p. 11 <!-- [books.google.com/books?id=PTpRwZ1yEWwC&pg=PA11&dq=What+we+have+done+for+ourselves+Albert+Pike&hl=en&sa=X&ei=akWkT_3QCqLA6AHG_7G6CQ&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=remains immortal&f=false page 11] --> In sentiment this is similar to the expression made much earlier by Giordano Bruno in On the Infinite Universe and Worlds (1584) : "What you receive from others is a testimony to their virtue; but all that you do for others is the sign and clear indication of your own."
„One must not judge everyone in the world by his qualities as a soldier: otherwise we should have no civilization.“
— Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944
As quoted in Dirty Little Secrets : Military Information You're Not Supposed To Know (1990) by James F. Dunnigan and Albert A. Nofi, p. 50
„We do not wish to “judge” or assess out surrounding merely as a kind of expressive activity carelessly projected onto the world, but we wish to evaluate the world “correctly,” i. e., in according with that it truly is, and the desire to know is directed at determining what the world truly is.“
— Raymond Geuss British philosopher 1946
Philosophy and Real Politics (2008), p. 40.
„We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it.“
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZG8HBuDjgc at The University of California, videoed by UCTV (May 2001).
„We, the undersigned, gathered in Pilgrimage to the capital of the State in Sacramento in penance for all the failings of Farm Workers as free and sovereign men, do solemnly declare before the civilized world which judges our actions, and before the nation to which we belong, the propositions we have formulated to end the injustice that oppresses us.“
— Cesar Chavez American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist 1927 - 1993
The Plan of Delano (1965)