— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
— Edmund Cooper British writer 1926 - 1982
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
„Those who really love you don't mean to hurt you and if they do, you can't see it in their eyes but it hurts them too.“
— Holly Black American children's fiction writer 1971
„My theory is that for those of us who are too weak to remain single, God gives us a spouse. For those of us who are too hung up to handle marriage, God gives us celibacy. So, pick your weakness. Pick your poison, I guess. But anyway, for those of you who do choose to be in love and stuff, go for it.“
— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
Anderson, Indiana http://www.kidbrothers.net/words/concert-transcripts/anderson-indiana-nov1695.html (November 16, 1995)
— George S. Clason British businessman and writer 1874 - 1957
— Thomas Parnell Anglo-Irish cleric, writer and poet. 1679 - 1718
Translation of the Pervigilium Veneris, written in the time of Julius Caesar, and by some ascribed to Catullus: Cras amet qui numquam amavit; Quique amavit, cras amet.
„To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.“
— Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 a.C.
Book I, epistle xviii, line 86
— Kathy Acker, Pussy, King of the Pirates
„It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.“
— Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear
Context: It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. Most Burmese are familiar with the four a-gati, the four kinds of corruption. Chanda-gati, corruption induced by desire, is deviation from the right path in pursuit of bribes or for the sake of those one loves. Dosa-gati is taking the wrong path to spite those against whom one bears ill will, and moga-gati is aberration due to ignorance. But perhaps the worst of the four is bhaya-gati, for not only does bhaya, fear, stifle and slowly destroy all sense of right and wrong, it so often lies at the root of the other three kinds of corruption. Just as chanda-gati, when not the result of sheer avarice, can be caused by fear of want or fear of losing the goodwill of those one loves, so fear of being surpassed, humiliated or injured in some way can provide the impetus for ill will. And it would be difficult to dispel ignorance unless there is freedom to pursue the truth unfettered by fear. With so close a relationship between fear and corruption it is little wonder that in any society where fear is rife corruption in all forms becomes deeply entrenched.