„A good man will find that there is goodness in the world; an honest man will find that there is honesty in the world; and a man of principle will find principle and integrity in the hearts of others.“
— Dwight L. Moody American evangelist and publisher 1837 - 1899
„Progressives find it hard to imagine that there are others who in good faith don’t want the better world they’re offering and will fiercely resist it.“
— George Packer American journalist and writer 1960
' Witnessing the Obama Presidency, from Start to Finish https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/18/witnessing-the-obama-presidency-from-start-to-finish' by George Packer, The New Yorker, June 18, 2018.
„And whether there is a heaven or hell here, or hereafter, every good man has enough to do to make this world a little better than it is. Millions of lives are wasted in the vain effort to find the origin of things, and the destiny of man. This world has been neglected. We have been taught that life should be merely a preparation for death.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
— George Moore (novelist) Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist 1852 - 1933
The Brook Kerith http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12821/12821-h/12821-h.htm, ch. 11 (1916).
„If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.“
— George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff, US Army (1 September 1945)
„The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man's real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. Man's search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end.“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
„Hardly we find the path of love, to sink the self, forget the "I,"
When sad suspicion grips the heart, when Man, the Man begins to die:“
— Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet,… 1821 - 1890
„She's a good hearted woman in love with a good timin' man.
She loves him in spite of his ways she don't understand.
With teardrops & laughter they pass through this world hand in hand,
A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man.“
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
Good Hearted Woman, title track from Good Hearted Woman, written with Willie Nelson (1972).
„Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart, and some men's minds are woefully small targets.“
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Context: Remember this son, if you forget everything else. A poet is a musician who can’t sing. Words have to find a man’s mind before they can touch his heart. And, some men’s minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly, no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens. Chapter 14, “The Name of the Wind” (p. 113)
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014