„I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly.“
— Amelia Earhart, Context: I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly. Note to George P. Putnam, on the date of their wedding (7 February 1931), as quoted in The Sound of Wings (1989) by Mary S. Lovell
— Amy Hempel Short story writer 1951
„Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
— Parmenides ancient Greek philosopher -501 - -450 a.C.
Frag. B 5, quoted by Proclus, Commentary on the Parmenides, 708
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks"> Fever http://www.globalpoetry.org/blog/2015/04/01/fever/</span>
„Study me as much as you like, you will never know me, for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.“
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Frequently quoted on social media, but was not written by Rumi in Persian.
„When a man says to me, 'Let us work together in the great cause you have undertaken, and let me be your companion and aid, for I admire you more than I have ever admired any other woman,' then I shall say, 'I am yours truly'; but he must ask me to be his equal, not his slave.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
— E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995
„Why, how can you ask such a question? You are a republican."
A republican! Yes; but that word specifies nothing. Res publica; that is, the public thing. Now, whoever is interested in public affairs -- no matter under what form of government -- may call himself a republican. Even kings are republicans."
Well! You are a democrat?"
What! "you would have a monarchy?"
Then you are an aristocrat?"
Not at all!"
You want a mixed form of government?"
Then what are you?"
I am an anarchist."
Oh! I understand you; you speak satirically. This is a hit at the government."
By no means. I have just given you my serious and well-considered profession of faith. Although a firm friend of order, I am (in the full force of the term) an anarchist. Listen to me.“
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon, Proudhon: What Is Property?