„We must be what we are and not what they want us to be.“
„What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.“
— Joseph Chilton Pearce, Teaching Children to Love: 80 Games and Fun Activities for Raising Balanced Children in an Unbalanced World
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732), Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1747) : What signifies your Patience, if you can't find it when you want it.
„What we need to do is transcend these localized grids of fate, which make us what we are but don't want to be.“
— Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000
Psychedelic Society (1984), Context: !-- ~28m57s -->Because too much we have lived in the light of the idea that your ideology will be dictated to you essentially by geography! And if you're born in India, you'll find out that the Cosmos is one way; if you're born in Brooklyn, you find out it's another way. What we need to do is transcend these localized grids of fate, which make us what we are but don't want to be.
„Let us not be governed today by what we did yesterday, nor tomorrow by what we do today, for day by day we must show progress.“
— Andrew Taylor Still Founder of Osteopathic Medicine 1828 - 1917
Still. A. T., Journal of Osteopathy, p. 127. https://www.atsu.edu/museum/subscription/pdfs/JournalofOsteopathyVol5No31898August.pdf/.
„We even make ourselves up, fusing what we are with what we wish into what we must become. I'm not sure why it must be so, but it is.“
— Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
„[…] the skin is only what we want others to see of us, underneath it not even we know who we are, […]“
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 - 2008
All the Names (1997), Senhor José's ceiling; p. 132