— Marisha Pessl, Night Film
Fonte: Night Film
— Karen Chance, Embrace the Night
Fonte: Embrace the Night
„The most important thing about the gentleman was that he was an idealist. … He was bred up to a code of self-restraint which taught resistance to pragmatic temptation. He was definitely a man of sentiment, who refused to put matters on a basis of materialism and self-aggrandizement.“
— Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963
Ideas have Consequences (1948)
„He who cannot see a brother, a child of God, a man possessing all the rights of humanity, under a skin darker than his own, wants the vision of a Christian. He worships the Outward. The spirit is not yet revealed to him.“
— William Ellery Channing United States Unitarian clergyman 1780 - 1842
Contexto: He who cannot see a brother, a child of God, a man possessing all the rights of humanity, under a skin darker than his own, wants the vision of a Christian. He worships the Outward. The spirit is not yet revealed to him. To look unmoved on the degradation and wrongs of a fellow-creature, because burned by a fiercer sun, proves us strangers to justice and love, in those universal forms which characterize Christianity.
„But it was too late. He had angered Providence by resisting too many temptations. There was nothing left but heaven, where he would meet only those who, like him, had wasted earth.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
"O Russet Witch!"
Quoted, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
Contexto: Merlin went up-stairs very quietly at nine o'clock. When he was in his room and had closed the door tight he stood by it for a moment, his thin limbs trembling. He knew now that he had always been a fool.
"O Russet Witch!"
But it was too late. He had angered Providence by resisting too many temptations. There was nothing left but heaven, where he would meet only those who, like him, had wasted earth.
„Women can resist a man's love, a man's fame, a man's personal appearance, and a man's money, but they cannot resist a man's tongue when he knows how to talk to them.“
— Wilkie Collins, livro The Woman in White
Fonte: The Woman in White
— Anthony Trollope English novelist (1815-1882) 1815 - 1882
Is He Popenjoy? (1878), Ch. 18
„Man soon finds what he wants to find. If he cannot find it otherwise, he creates it for his special enjoyment“
— Alexander Bryan Johnson United States philosopher and banker 1786 - 1867
The Philosophical Emperor, a Political Experiment, or, The Progress of a False Position: (1841)
Contexto: Man soon finds what he wants to find. If he cannot find it otherwise, he creates it for his special enjoyment: for instance, if a man wants to see a ghost, he need only promulge his wish some night around a decaying fire, with a few alarmed and shocked listeners. Then let him ascend in the dark to a remote chamber, carefully looking over his shoulder every few moments; and if he will not see a ghost, he will feel as if he saw one, and that will be tantamount thereto.
„Sharpe wanted to be liked by the men under his command. He was tempted to believe that if he was friendly and approachable, reasonable and kind, then his men would follow him more willingly. But kindness was not the wellspring of loyalty and he knew the temptation had to be resisted.“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Major Richard Sharpe, p. 94
Sharpe (Novel Series), Sharpe's Enemy (1984)
„It is a human inclination to hope things will work out, despite evidence or doubt to the contrary. A successful manager must resist this temptation.“
— Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Contexto: It is a human inclination to hope things will work out, despite evidence or doubt to the contrary. A successful manager must resist this temptation. This is particularly hard if one has invested much time and energy on a project and thus has come to feel possessive about it. Although it is not easy to admit what a person once thought correct now appears to be wrong, one must discipline himself to face the facts objectively and make the necessary changes — regardless of the consequences to himself. The man in charge must personally set the example in this respect. He must be able, in effect, to "kill his own child" if necessary and must require his subordinates to do likewise.
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
— Robin Hobb, livro Royal Assassin
Fonte: Royal Assassin
— William Shenstone English gardener 1714 - 1763
Essays on Men and Manners (1804)
„arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.“
— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Fonte: How to Win Friends and Influence People
„We must have the courage of men and be strong. But the will to resistance of a volk/people is linked to the kind of leadership which he chooses for himself. If he has the will to resistance, he searches for strong leadership and not weak leadership. If you want to be victorious, you have to be prepared to follow leaders who are not prepared to cave in.“
— Hendrik Verwoerd Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 until his assassination in 1966 1901 - 1966
Verwoerd in 1963, as quoted and translated by J. J. Venter in H.F. Verwoerd: Foundational aspects of his thought, Koers 64(4) 1999: 415–442
„As first a man cannot lay down the right of resisting them, that assault him by force, to take away his life; because he cannot be understood to ayme thereby, at any Good to himself.“
— Thomas Hobbes, livro Leviathan
The First Part, Chapter 14, p. 66