„As you care less about what people think of you, you will care more about what others think of themselves.“
— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
FUSE Lady Gaga: On The Record (Part 1) HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiYM-OzG6yw
— Menander, Dyskolos
Dyskolos, Context: To say more than what's necessary I don't think is appropriate for a man. Except know this, child — for I wish to tell you a little about me and my character — if everyone were like me there wouldn't be law courts, and they wouldn't take them away to prisons, and there wouldn't be wars, but having goods in measure each man would be happy. But perhaps those things are more pleasing. Act that way. This difficult and grouchy old man will be out of your way. Knemon. Variant translation: I don't hold with people saying more than they need; but there is one thing more, my child, that I'd like you to know. I just want to say a few things to you about life, and the way people behave. You know, if we were all kind to one another, there'd be no need for law courts, there'd be no arresting people and putting them into prison, and there would be no more war. Everyone would have his little bit, and be content. But maybe you like modern ways better? Well, live that way, then! This difficult and bad-tempered old man will soon be out of the way. As translated by William Geoffrey Arnott http://www.rhapsodes.fll.vt.edu/menander.htm.
„There is nothing I dislike more in the world than people who care more about ideology than they do about people.“
— Jon Ronson, livro So You've Been Publicly Shamed
„We must not, then, as Christians, assume an attitude of antagonism toward the truths of reason, or the truths of philosophy, or the truths of science, or the truths of history, or the truths of criticism. As children of the light, we must be careful to keep ourselves open to every ray of light. Let us, then, cultivate an attitude of courage as over against the investigations of the day. None should be more zealous in them than we. None should be more quick to discern truth in every field, more hospitable to receive it, more loyal to follow it, whither soever it leads.“
— Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield American theologian 1851 - 1921
Selected Shorter Writings (Phillipsburg: PRR Publishing, 1970), p. 463
„In my mind, I'm always the best. I don't care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I'm always the best.“
— Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese association football player 1985
[BBC Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm the best player in the world, 5 November 2015, 4 February 2018, http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/34737914] In an interview with the BBC ahead of the release of Ronaldo.
„I think that you are a very brilliant man. I think that you have more courage than you have ever guessed. I think that you truly care about this city, and the people in it. I think your cynicism is a fraud.“
— Matthew Stover American writer 1962
Shatterpoint (2004), <br/k> "What-what-really, this is astonishing-" <br/k> "I think that if you were truly as corrupt and venal as you pretend, you would be in the Senate." Mace Windu and Colonel Lorz Geptun
„Surely it is more interesting to argue about what the truth is, than about what some particular thinker, however great, did or did not think.“
— David Deutsch, The Fabric of Reality
The Fabric of Reality (1997)
„Speak to any small man of a high, majestic Reformation, of a high majestic Luther; and forthwith he sets about “accounting” for it; how the “circumstances of the time” called for such a character, and found him, we suppose, standing girt and road-ready, to do its errand; how the “circumstances of the time” created, fashioned, floated him quietly along into the result; how, in short, this small man, had he been there, could have per formed the like himself! For it is the “force of circumstances” that does everything; the force of one man can do nothing. Now all this is grounded on little more than a metaphor. We figure Society as a “Machine,” and that mind is opposed to mind, as body is to body; whereby two, or at most ten, little minds must be stronger than one great mind. Notable absurdity! For the plain truth, very plain, we think is, that minds are opposed to minds in quite a different way; and one man that has a higher Wisdom, a hitherto unknown spiritual Truth in him, is stronger, not than ten men that have it not, or than ten thousand, but than all men that have it not; and stands among them with a quite ethereal, angelic power, as with a sword out of Heaven's own armory, sky-tempered, which no buckler, and no tower of brass, will finally withstand.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1820s, Signs of the Times (1829)
„The world never knows, and cannot for the life of it imagine, what this man sees in that maid and that maid in this man. The world cannot think why they fell in love with each other. But they have their reason, their beautiful secret, that never gets told to more than one person; and what they see in each other is what they show to each other; and it is the truth.“
— Eleanor Farjeon, livro Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard (1922), Context: The world never knows, and cannot for the life of it imagine, what this man sees in that maid and that maid in this man. The world cannot think why they fell in love with each other. But they have their reason, their beautiful secret, that never gets told to more than one person; and what they see in each other is what they show to each other; and it is the truth. Only they kept it hidden in their hearts until the time came. And though you and I may never know why this lane is called Shelley's, to us both it will always be the greenest lane in Sussex, because it leads to the special secret I spoke of.
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2000, On the Oprah Winfrey Show http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0009/19/ip.00.html (20 September 2000).
— Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982
Misattributed, This quotation is commonly attributed to Carter, but actually appeared on social networking websites, with no clear author.