„All things, at least those we know, contain number“
— Filolau de Crotona, Context: Fragment 2. All things, at least those we know, contain number; for it is evident that nothing whatever can either be thought or known, without number. Number has two distinct kinds: the odd, and the even, and a third, derived from a mingling of the other two kinds, the even-odd. Each of its subspecies is susceptible of many very numerous varieties; which each manifests individually.
— Javier Cercas Spanish writer, journalist and professor of Spanish literature 1962
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
— Matt Groening American cartoonist 1954
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician 460
Epidemics, Book I, Ch. 2, Full text online at Wikisource Variant translation: The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm. Paraphrased variants: Wherever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm. Viking Book of Aphorisms : A Personal Selection (1988) by W. H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger, p. 213.
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Josemaría Escrivá Spanish theologian 1902 - 1975
— Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 a.C.
As quoted in The Hedgehog and the Fox (1953) by Isaiah Berlin Variant translations: The fox knows many things; the hedgehog one great thing. The fox knows many tricks; the hedgehog one good one. The fox knows many tricks; and the hedgehog only one; but that is the best one of all.
„I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.“
— Christopher Reeve actor, director, producer, screenwriter 1952 - 2004
Context: It gives me a moral compass. I often refer to Abe Lincoln, who said, "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion." I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do. The Unitarian believes that God is good, and believes that God believes that man is good. Inherently. The Unitarian God is not a God of vengeance. And that is something I can appreciate. On joining the Unitarian Universalist Association, in an interview with Reader's Digest (October 2004) http://www.adherents.com/people/pr/Christopher_Reeve.html
„It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.“
— Arthur Conan Doyle Scottish physician and author 1859 - 1930
„To be great, be whole; don't exaggerate
Or leave out any part of you,
Be complete in each thing. Put all you are
Into the least of your acts.
So too in each lake, with its lofty life,
The whole moon shines.“
— Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa
Ricardo Reis (heteronym), Ode (14 February 1933), in A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe, trans. Richard Zenith (Penguin, 2006)