„He, who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth, will proceed by loving his own Sect or Church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
Aids to Reflection, "Moral and Religious Aphorisms," Aphorism 25 http://books.google.com/books?id=hEbwXNWXoBoC&q=%22He+who+begins+by+loving+Christianity+better+than+truth+will+proceed+by+loving+his+own+sect+or+church+better+than+Christianity+and+end+in+loving+himself+better+than+all%22&pg=PA74#v=onepage (1873).
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Context: Enemies of truth. Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Section IX, "Man Alone with Himself" / aphorism 483
— Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977
Problems of translation (1955).
„The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. The fearful thing about it is that, not knowing what truth may be, we can still recognize lies.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
— Ben Elton English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director 1959
— Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374
As quoted in The Renaissance : Essays in Interpretation (1982) by André Chastel , p 107
— Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 a.C.
Proverbs 19:1 http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/proverbs/19/
„First of all, everyone must acknowledge and feel that child slavery still exists in the world, in its ugliest face and form.“
— Kailash Satyarthi Indian children's rights activist 1954
Context: First of all, everyone must acknowledge and feel that child slavery still exists in the world, in its ugliest face and form. And this is an evil, which is crime against humanity, which is intolerable, which is unacceptable and which must go. That sense of recognition must be developed first of all. And secondly there is a need of higher amounts of political will. There is a need of higher amount of corporate engagement, and the engagement of the public towards it. So, everybody has a responsibility to save and protect the children on this planet.
„And I can't even go to the grocery store without some ones that's clean and a shirt with a team/It seems we living the American dream but people highest up got the lowest self esteem/The prettiest people do the ugliest things for the road to riches and diamond rings.“
— Канье Уэст American rapper, singer and songwriter 1977
All Falls Down