— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946
„We cannot reach the truth, but we can get close to it through beauty.“
— Alejandro Jodorowsky, Context: Beauty is the maximum limit we can access through language. We cannot reach the truth, but we can get close to it through beauty.
„The bourgeoisie are today evading taxation by bribery and through their connections; we must close all loopholes.“
— Vladimir Lenin, Revolution!: Sayings of Vladimir Lenin
Collected Works, Vol. 27, pp. 383–387.
— William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919
Vol. I, ch. 14.
„Although we cannot rid ourselves of misconceptions, we can correct them when we become aware of them.“
— George Soros, The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror
„We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.“
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
As quoted in Building A Life Of Value : Timeless Wisdom to Inspire and Empower Us (2005) by Jason A. Merchey, p. 74
— Jacques Maritain, Degrees of Knowledge
Degrees of Knowledge (1932, Notre Dame Translation), p. 4.
„A tree has roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded and that no matter how high we go it is from our roots that we draw sustenance. It is a reminder to all of us who have had success that we cannot forget where we came from. It signifies that no matter how powerful we become in government or how many awards we receive, our power and strength and our ability to reach our goals depend on the people, those whose work remain unseen, who are the soil out of which we grow, the shoulders on which we stand“
— Wangari Maathai Kenyan environmental and political activist 1940 - 2011
„Fundamentally, however, there is neither good nor evil; this is all based on human concepts. In the universe there exists neither good nor evil, because everything has been created in accordance with immutable laws. the divine principles are reflected in these laws, and only through knowing these laws will we be able to get close to the divine.“
— Franz Bardon Czech hermeticist, illusionist, occultist and writer 1909 - 1958
— Marie Antoinette last Queen of France prior to the French Revolution 1755 - 1793
Context: We had a beautiful dream and that was all. The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. I do not even have any regrets. Marie Antoinette to the Chevalier Jarjayes on his persuading her to escape alone from the Tower; Lettres, II. p. 433; also quoted in Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2001) by Antonia Fraser, ISBN 0307277747.
„Whatever plane our consciousness may be acting in, both we and the things belonging to that plane are, for the time being, our only realities. As we rise in the scale of development we perceive that during the stages through which we have passed we mistook shadows for realities, and the upward progress of the Ego is a series of progressive awakenings, each advance bringing with it the idea that now, at last, we have reached "reality"; but only when we shall have reached the absolute Consciousness, and blended our own with it, shall we be free from the delusions produced by Maya [illusion].“
— Helena Petrovna Blavatsky occult writer 1831 - 1891
„I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942
"Colonies in space may be only hope, says Hawking" by Roger Highfield in Daily Telegraph (16 October 2001).
„The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
Attributed without citation in Ken Robinson, The Element (2009), p. 260. Widely attributed to Michelangelo since the late 1990s, this adage has not been found before 1980 when it appeared without attribution in E. C. McKenzie, Mac's giant book of quips & quotes.
— Mario Benedetti Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet 1920 - 2009
„We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
„When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
We Bereaved (1929)