— Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You
„You can know a real Christian when you see him, by his bouyancy.“
„Whenever you look, God is there. But is He a rock or a stone or a sun or a moon or a bone? No. His sound is there and His warnings are there. You can see Him. You can see His sound, His words, His speech. You can listen to the commandments given to the prophets, because they have not gone away. They are within us.“
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
„I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
- Atticus Finch“
— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Context: I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Pt. 1, ch. 11 Atticus Finch
„When you get to know a fellow, know his joys and know his cares,
When you've come to understand him and the burdens that he bears,
When you've learned the fight he's making and the troubles in his way,
Then you find that he is different than you thought him yesterday.
You find his faults are trivial and there's not so much to blame
In the brother that you jeered at when you only knew his name.“
— Edgar Guest American writer 1881 - 1959
When You Know a Fellow, stanza 1, p. 12.
„The thing that makes you know that Vernon Ward is a good painter is if you look at his ducks, you can see the eyes follow you around the room.“
— Peter Cook British architect 1937 - 1995
"At The Art Gallery" (1965)
„When you give a man a dole, you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his dignity you rob him of his destiny.“
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
„There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know. . .“
— René Daumal French poet and writer 1908 - 1944
Context: There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know...
„The real test of love is when a person—including you—can know your weaknesses, your stupidities and your smallnesses, and still love you.“
— Dossie Easton, The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities
„What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened.... Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out!... The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town.... People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. If a man feels kindly and obliging, his neighbors will feel that way, too, before long. But if he scolds and scowls and criticizes — his neighbors will return scowl for scowl, and add interest!... When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good — you will get that.... Tell your son Tom you KNOW he'll be glad to fill that woodbox — then watch him start, alert and interested!“
— Eleanor H. Porter American novelist 1868 - 1920
— E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937
Travel Letters from New Zealand, Australia and Africa (1913), p120.