— John Nash American mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate 1928 - 2015
„I am of those who believe that gentleness is a greater, surer power than force, and that sympathy is a safer power by far than is intellect.“
— Louis Sullivan, Context: I am not of those who believe in lackadaisical methods. On the contrary, I advocate a vigorous, thorough, exact mental training which shall fit the mind to expand upon and grasp large things and yet properly to perceive in their just relation the significance of small ones to discriminate accurately as to quantity and quality and thus to develop individual judgment, capacity and independence. But at the same time I am of those who believe that gentleness is a greater, surer power than force, and that sympathy is a safer power by far than is intellect. Therefore would I train the individual sympathies as carefully in all their delicate warmth and tenuity as I would develop the mind in alertness, poise and security. Nor am I of those who despise dreamers. For the world would be at the level of zero were it not for its dreamers gone and of today. He who dreamed of democracy, far back in a world of absolutism, was indeed heroic, and we of today awaken to the wonder of his dream.
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
„I am where I never thought I would be. I got much more than what I had expected. I am strong believer in God, hard work and honesty.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„Lovely is the feeling now,
Fever, temperature's rising now,
Power is the force, the vow,
That makes it happen,
It asks no questions how.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.“
— Washington Irving writer, historian and diplomat from the United States 1783 - 1859
„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“
— Audre Lorde writer and activist 1934 - 1992
The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems by Harry Crosby (1931)