„I haven't made my point yet, which is that it is right to be kind and even sacrifice ourselves to people who need kindness and lie in our way — otherwise, besides failing to help them, we run into the aridity of self-development.“
Fonte: Commonplace Book (1985), p. 243 (1963)
Contexto: I haven't made my point yet, which is that it is right to be kind and even sacrifice ourselves to people who need kindness and lie in our way — otherwise, besides failing to help them, we run into the aridity of self-development. To seek for recipients of one's goodness, to play the Potted Jesus leads to the contrary the Christian danger.
„I never lie, even to this day. Not even a little. Unless you count playing pranks on people, which I don't. That's comedy. Entertainment doesn't count. A joke is different from a lie, even if the difference is kind of subtle.“
— Steve Wozniak, livro iWoz
Fonte: iWoz (2006), p. 12
„After all this kind of fanfare, and even more, I came to a point where I needed solitude and to just stop the machine of 'thinking' and 'enjoying' what they call 'living,' I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds…“
— Jack Kerouac, livro Lonesome Traveler
Variante: I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of ‘thinking’ and ‘enjoying’ what they call ‘living’, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds.
Fonte: Lonesome Traveler
„This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, livro Mere Christianity
Book I, Chapter 1, "The Law of Human Nature"
Mere Christianity (1952)
„Regardless of how I live my life, there are people who develop fixations that are not healthy. It could be a visual thing, or it could be the music that they are drawn to. These people need help.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
The Telegraph interview (2005)
„The structure of our desire, which precedes our consciousness, is murderous. That desire ensures that our cultural constructs, our language and our knowledge are radically inflected by the lie which fails to recognise this, fails to see God in humans who are 'other', or ourselves in our victims, which is to say the same thing.“
— James Alison Christian theologian, priest 1959
Fonte: Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay (2001), "Jesus' fraternal relocation of God", p. 64-65.
„I could discern clearly, even at that early age, the essential difference between people who are kind to dogs and people who really love them.“
— Frances Power Cobbe Irish writer, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist and leading suffragette 1822 - 1904
The Confessions of a Lost Dog (London: Griffith & Farran, 1867), p. 19.
„Music is 99% of my life. But I know I need a break. Besides, if you give people too much, they start to not want it. We need to restrain ourselves.“
— Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967
USA Today. Date???
„We played the games that people play
We made our mistakes along the way.
Somehow I know deep in my heart
You needed me.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Song lyrics, With the Commodores
„When we estrange ourselves from history we do not enlarge, we diminish ourselves, even as individuals. We subtract from our lives one meaning which they do in fact possess, whether we recognize it or not. We cannot help living in history. We can only fail to be aware of it.“
— Robert L. Heilbroner American historian and economist 1919 - 2005
Fonte: The Future As History (1960), Chapter IV, Part 9, The Grand Dynamic of History, p. 209
Contexto: In an age which no longer waits patiently through this life for the rewards of the next, it is a crushing spiritual blow to lose one's sense of participation in mankind's journey, and to see only a huge milling-around, a collective living-out of lives with no larger purpose than the days which each accumulates. When we estrange ourselves from history we do not enlarge, we diminish ourselves, even as individuals. We subtract from our lives one meaning which they do in fact possess, whether we recognize it or not. We cannot help living in history. We can only fail to be aware of it. If we are to meet, endure, and transcend the trials and defeats of the future — for trials and defeats there are certain to be — it can only be from a point of view which, seeing the future as part of the sweep of history, enables us to establish our place in that immense procession in which is incorporated whatever hope humankind may have.
„The terrorists in Iraq believe their attacks on innocent people will weaken our resolve. They believe we will run from a challenge. They are mistaken. Americans are not the running kind.“
— Paul Wolfowitz American politician, diplomat, and technocrat 1943
Yahoo News article October 10, 2003 http://in.news.yahoo.com/031010/137/28diu.html This statement is identical to one made by President George W. Bush on October 9, 2003 and is likely to have been a mis-reporting of Wolfowitz quoting Bush's statement.
„Magic Psychic Training... Introspection or Self-Knowledge ~ In our own mansion, meaning our body and our soul, we must find our way about at every moment. Therefore our first task will be to know ourselves. Each initiation system, no matter which kind it may be, will put this condition in the first place. Without self-knowledge there will be no real development on a higher level.“
— Franz Bardon, livro Initiation Into Hermetics
Fonte: Initiation Into Hermetics (1956), p. 35
„The people have tasted it and have made great sacrifices and will not give out … We have blazed a path for ourselves … and we will win.“
— Tawakkol Karman Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1979
2010s, Nobel Prize winner highlights women’s role in Arab Spring (2011)
„Although this path may at first seem hard and toilsome, yet ever as we rise our footing becomes firmer and our outlook wider, and thus we find ourselves better able to help those who are climbing beside us.“
— Charles Webster Leadbeater English theosophist 1854 - 1934
Fonte: Invisible Helpers (1915), Ch. 17
— Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends (1967); also quoted in Childhood Revisited (1974) by Joel I. Milgram and Dorothy June Sciarra, p. 90
Contexto: One circumstance that helped our character development: we were needed. I often think today of what an impact could be made if children believed they were contributing to a family's essential survival and happiness. In the transformation from a rural to an urban society, children are — though they might not agree — robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work.
„Most people think themselves kind enough, but rather like a magician thinking he is fooling an audience who can see through his trick, we are the worst judges of the effect we have on others. True, we can mentally point out various kindnesses we have committed and those pleasant aspects of ourselves. Yet by doing so, we ignore the real test cases: how we behave under pressure, how nice we are to people we don’t like, how we deal with other people who seem determined to not live up to our unrealistic expectations.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
Books, There’s Probably No God - The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas (2009)