„Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.“
— Carl Sandburg, Context: Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life. To be a good loser is to learn how to win. I was sure there are ten men in me and I do not know or understand one of them. I could safely declare, I am an idealist. A Parisian cynic says "I believe in nothing. I am looking for clues." My statement would be : I believe in everything — I am only looking for proofs. Incidentals (1904); this is sometimes paraphrased: "I am an idealist. I believe in everything — I am only looking for proofs."
— Milton Berle American comedian and actor 1908 - 2002
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual“
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
Context: I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual... the individual's integrity of speaking and acting only on the individual's own within-self-intuited and reasoned initiative... the individual's never joining action with others as motivated only by crowd-engendered-emotionalism, or a sense of the crowd's power to overwhelm, or in fear of holding to the course indicated by one's own intellectual convictions.
„If you intend to create something that people will observe and listen to, you've got to listen to them first.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
„Even after all that, each and every being here believe,
that the heat will be defeated and coolness will prevail.
The experience knows
that the rule of an autocrat cannot last long.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
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— Padre Pio Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
„We cannot live in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a hope. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening. To use our own voice. To see our own light.“
— Hildegard of Bingen Medieval saint, prophetise, mystic and Doctor of Church 1098 - 1179
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
Original: Levo comigo a consciência da derrota como um pendão de vitória. Ibid., p. 79
„Icke: The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous, Terry, so I'm glad that there's been so much laughter in the audience tonight.
Wogan: But they're laughing at you. They're not laughing with you.
Icke: I don't care.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Interview with Terry Wogan, ibid.
„They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.“
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms