— Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics
„Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred.“
— Andrew Jackson, Context: Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. Excellent Quotations for Home and School Selected for the use of Teachers and Pupils (1890) by Julia B. Hoitt, p. 218.
„Man lives only to learn. And if he learns it is because it is the nature of his lot, for good or bad.“
— Carlos Castaneda Peruvian-American author 1925 - 1998
„A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul and that, I am sure, is why he does it.“
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
"Goodbye school" in Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984)
— E.H. Gombrich, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation
„He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„The will for victory which gives a commander the strength to see a grave crisis through is something very different from Hitler's will, which in the last analysis stemmed from a belief in his own 'mission'. Such a belief makes a man impervious to reason and leads him to think that his own will can operate even beyond the limits of hard reality - whether these consist in the presence of far superior enemy forces, in the conditions of space and time, or merely in the fact that the enemy also happens to have a will of his own.“
— Erich von Manstein German general 1887 - 1973
Lost Victories, Hitler As Supreme Commander
„The bottom line is this: Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law, with the Roadmap for Peace, with official American policy, with the wishes of a majority of its own citizens--and honor its own previous commitments--by accepting its legal borders. All Arab neighbors must pledge to honor Israel's right to live in peace under these conditions. The United States is squandering international prestige and goodwill and intensifying global anti-American terrorism by unofficially condoning or abetting the Israeli confiscation and colonization of Palestinian territories.“
— Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
As quoted in Soviet Communism : A New Civilization? (1936) by Sidney & Beatrice Webb
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
„The authority of the State was not a product, but a presupposition. It could not depend on the people, in fact, the people depended on the State… The Fascist state, on the other hand, is a popular state, and, in that sense, a democratic State par excellence… Every citizen shares a relationship with the State and is so intimate that the State exists only in so far as it is made to exist by the citizen.“
— Giovanni Gentile Italian neo-Hegelian Idealist philosopher and politician 1875 - 1944
Orgini e dottrina del fascismo, Rome: Libreria del Littorio, (1929). Origins and Doctrine of Fascism, A. James Gregor, translator and editor, Transaction Publishers (2003) p. 28
„For history, I say again, has this and this only for its own: if a man will start upon it, he must sacrifice to no God but Truth; he must neglect all else; his sole rule and unerring guide is this – to think not of those who are listening to him now, but of the yet unborn who shall seek his converse.“
— Lucian ancient Greek writer 120
Sect. 39; vol. 2, pp. 128-9; H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (trans.) The Works of Lucian of Samosata.
„A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God's power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God's wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.“
— Jonathan Edwards Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian 1703 - 1758
„When a man sought knowledge, it would not be long before it could be seen in his humbleness, his sight, upon his tongue and his hands, in his prayer, in his speech and in his disinterest (zuhd) in worldly allurements. And a man would acquire a portion of knowledge and put it into practice, and it would be better for him than the world and all it contains – if he owned it he would give it in exchange for the hereafter.“
— Hasan al-Basri Iranian Sufi Saint 642 - 728
Quoted in Ibn Al-Mubârak, Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqâ`iq Vol.1 p. 156.
— Karl Barth Swiss Protestant theologian 1886 - 1968