— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
To My Daughters, With Love (1967), Context: The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. "To You on Your First Birthday"
„Military affairs are not matters for one person alone, regardless of how useful he tries to be.“
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
„We can stretch our personalities, but only up to a point. Bill Gates is never going to be Bill Clinton, no matter how he polishes his social skills, and Bill Clinton can never be Bill Gates, no matter how much time he spends alone with a computer.“
— Susan Cain self-help writer 1968
"The quiet strength of the introvert," The Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2012.
„He wanted to be who he was, not the person he would become if he lost the one trait that distinguished him from everybody else, no matter how perverse that decision seemed to others.“
— Iain Banks, Culture series
Culture series, Excession (1996), Chapter 4 “Dependency Principle” section V (p. 129).
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto, livro Hagakure
Hagakure (c. 1716)
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
„But the truth of the matter is, to live a good life, as a good person, it doesn't matter how you got there. It just matters that you do.“
— Hank Green American vlogger 1980
Youtube, Non-Virgin...a Lexical Gap? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LpHfPOM6GQ&feature=related
„When a person tries to act in accordance with his conscience, when he tries to speak the truth, when he tries to behave like a citizen, even in conditions where citizenship is degraded, it won't necessarily lead anywhere, but it might. There's one thing, however, that will never lead anywhere, and that is speculating that such behavior will lead somewhere.“
— Václav Havel, livro Disturbing the Peace
Disturbing the Peace (1986), Introduction, p. xvi
„She alone spoke the truth; to her alone could he speak it. That was the source of her everlasting attraction for him, perhaps; she was a person to whom one could say what came into one's head.“
— Virginia Woolf, livro Ao Farol
To the Lighthouse (1927), Part III, Ch. 9
„He who doesn’t know how to be a servant should never be allowed to be a master; the interests of public life are alien to anyone who is unable to enjoy others’ successes, and such a person should never be entrusted with public affairs.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letters, Letter to A.N. Pleshcheev (October 25, 1888)
„Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about "us"; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931 - 2019
Commencement address at Barnard College (May 1979) as quoted in Ms. magazine (September 1979)
„Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.“
— Sandra Day O'Connor Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1930
— Ataol Behramoğlu Turkish writer 1942
I've Learned Some Things (2008), "Love is a Two-Person Thing" ["Aşk İki Kişiliktir"] (1994) Variant translations: The only thing experienced alone is death Love requires two people
„An underlying characteristic of a person in that it may be a motive, trait, skill, aspect of one’s self-image or social role, or a body of knowledge which he or she uses… a person’s competencies reflect his or her capability. They are describing what he or she can do, not necessarily what he or she does, nor does all the time regardless of the situation and setting.“
— Richard Boyatzis American business theorist 1946
Competent manager (1982), p. 23.
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Letter to Rev. W. H. Channing (31 December 1843) quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1898) by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, p. 184.
„When he saw me look her over, he hinted that she might be willing to, ah, stay behind and work out details of the contract with me personally, no matter how long it might take.“
— Steve Perry American writer 1947
The Vastalimi Gambit (2013), Jo nodded. No surprise there. Sex had sold stuff ever since stuff had been around. Chapter 3