„And here was I learned that I should see mine own sin, and not other men’s sins but if it may be for comfort and help of mine even-Christians.“
„God brought to my mind that I should sin. And for pleasance that I had in beholding of Him, I attended not readily to that shewing; and our Lord full mercifully abode, and gave me grace to attend. And this shewing I took singularly to myself; but by all the gracious comfort that followeth, as ye shall see, I was learned to take it for all mine even-Christians: all in general and nothing in special: though our Lord shewed me that I should sin, by me alone is understood all.
And therein I conceived a soft dread. And to this our Lord answered: I keep thee full surely. This word was said with more love and secureness and spiritual keeping than I can or may tell.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Thirteenth Revelation, Chapter 37
„Others have their share, often far bigger than mine. This has helped me to see my own in truer perspective: and in learning how others have faced their problems — this has given me fresh ideas about how to tackle mine.“
— Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965
This I Believe (1951), Context: This reporter’s beliefs are in a state of flux. It would be easier to enumerate the items I do not believe in, than the other way around. And yet in talking to people, in listening to them, I have come to realize that I don’t have a monopoly on the world’s problems. Others have their share, often far bigger than mine. This has helped me to see my own in truer perspective: and in learning how others have faced their problems — this has given me fresh ideas about how to tackle mine.
„I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.“
— Michel De Montaigne, livro Ensaios
Essais (1595), Book III, J'ai seulement fait ici un amas de fleurs étrangères, n'y ayant fourni du mien que le filet à les lier. Book III, Ch. 12 : Of Physiognomy
„I once thought the greatest sin of war was violence. It isn't. The greatest sin is it requires good men to become practical.“
— Pierce Brown, livro Dark Age
Dark Age (2019), Ch. 1: Till the Vale; Darrow
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Protest
Poetry quotes, New Thought Pastels (1913), Protest, contained in "Poems of Problems", pp. 154–55 (1914). This quotation is often misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Misattributed, Sometimes attributed to Lincoln since a 1950 speech of Douglas MacArthur citing him as its author, this is actually from a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
— Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
— Samuel Butler (poet), Hudibras
Hudibras, Part I (1663–1664), Context: For his Religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true Church Militant; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks; Call fire and sword and desolation, A godly thorough reformation, Which always must be carried on, And still be doing, never done; As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended. A sect, whose chief devotion lies In odd perverse antipathies; In falling out with that or this, And finding somewhat still amiss; More peevish, cross, and splenetick, Than dog distract, or monkey sick. That with more care keep holy-day The wrong, than others the right way; Compound for sins they are inclin'd to, By damning those they have no mind to: Still so perverse and opposite, As if they worshipp'd God for spite. The self-same thing they will abhor One way, and long another for. Free-will they one way disavow, Another, nothing else allow: All piety consists therein In them, in other men all sin... Canto I, line 189
„What a bridge
Of glass I walk upon, over a river
Of certain ruin! Mine own weighty fears
Cracking what should support me:—And those helps,
Which confidence yields to others, are from me
Ravish'd by doubts, and wilful jealousy.“
— Philip Massinger, The Bondman
The Bondman (1623), Act IV, scene iii.
— Jenny Joseph Poet 1932 - 2018
The Observer, 19 April, 1998, p. 23
„An awareness of our smallness may help to redeem us from the arrogance which is the besetting sin of the scientists.“
— Freeman Dyson, livro Infinite in All Directions
Infinite in All Directions (1988), Ch. 1 : In Praise of Diversity
— Kin Hubbard cartoonist 1868 - 1930
As quoted in Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists (2007) by James Geary, p. 39
— Nella Larsen, The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories