„As a reasoned dialogue, it resolves disputes. As an assertion of self, it engenders respect. As an entreaty of love, it expresses our devotion. As a plea, it generates mercy. As charismatic oration it moves multitudes and changes history. We must argue — to help, to warn, to lead, to love, to create, to learn, to enjoy justice — to be.“
„Writers are idolized not because they love their fellow men, which is never a recommendation and in extreme instances leads to crucifixion, but because their self-love is in tune with current fears and desires, and in giving it expression they are speaking for an inarticulate multitude.“
— Hugh Kingsmill British writer and journalist 1889 - 1949
"Tennyson and W. H. Auden", p. 78
— Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues French writer, a moralist 1715 - 1747
„Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.“
— John Bowring 4th Governor of Hong Kong 1792 - 1872
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 272.
„Instead of creating a reason why you cannot love the world, try to create a reason why you should and must love the world.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
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— Steve Blank American businessman 1953
„With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own. This is one of seven quotes inscribed on the walls at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy, Arlington National Cemetery.
„Life is suffering.
Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.
Truth is the handmaiden of love.
Dialogue is the pathway to truth.
Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn.
To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small.
So speech must be untrammeled, so that dialogue can take place,
so that we can all humbly learn,
so that truth can serve love,
so that suffering can be ameliorated,
so that we can all stumble forward to the Kingdom of God.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
Banned lecture at Linfield College: Ethics and Free Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKHuxVvA7T8
— Miguel Ángel Ruiz Mexican writer and philosopher 1952
Context: Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. If other people try to write your story, it means they don't respect you. They consider that you're not a good artist who can write your own story, even though you were born to write your own story.
„Susie and I choose the vegetarian way of life because for us, there really is no other choice. We must evolve as a race and as a planet, and evolution includes learning and changing from our mistakes. We will never truly grow until we as a whole come to the realization that all beings on this Earth should be treated with love and respect.“
— Corey Feldman American actor 1971
"What’s Your Favorite Corey Feldman Movie?" https://www.peta.org/blog/whats-favorite-corey-feldman-movie/, PETA (July 15, 2008).
„When love once pleas admission to our hearts,
(In spite of all the virtue we can boast),
The woman that deliberates is lost.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Variant: "When love once pleads admission to our hearts..." Act IV, scene i. The last line has often been misreported as "He who hesitates is lost", a sentiment inspired by it but not penned by Addison. See Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 3.
„Charisma is the radiance produced by the interaction of male and female elements in a gifted personality. The charismatic woman has a masculine force and severity. The charismatic man has an entrancing female beauty. Both are hot and cold, glowing with presexual self-love.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
„Every revolution in history has been accomplished by actions, al-though words are necessary. We must create shields that protect us and spears that penetrate our enemies. Black people must learn how to struggle by struggling. We must learn by our mistakes.“
— Assata Shakur American activist who was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army 1947