„A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart; his next to escape the censures of the world“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Contexto: A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart; his next to escape the censures of the world: if the last interferes with the former, it ought to be entirely neglected; but otherwise there cannot be a greater satisfaction to an honest mind, than to see those approbations which it gives itself seconded by the applauses of the public: a man is more sure of his conduct, when the verdict which he passes upon his own behaviour is thus warranted and confirmed by the opinion of all that know him.
On "Sir Roger", in The Spectator No. 122 (20 July 1711).
„"Pray, my dear," quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?" — "Good G—!" cried my father, making an exclamation, but taking care to moderate his voice at the same time, — "Did ever woman, since the creation of the world, interrupt a man with such a silly question?"“
— Laurence Sterne, livro The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Book I, Ch. 1.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)
„She's a good hearted woman in love with a good timin' man.
She loves him in spite of his ways she don't understand.
With teardrops & laughter they pass through this world hand in hand,
A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man.“
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
Good Hearted Woman, title track from Good Hearted Woman, written with Willie Nelson (1972).
„It is a good world to live in,
To lend, or to spend, or to give in;
But to beg or to borrow, or to get a man's own,
It is the very worst world that ever was known.“
— John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester English poet, and peer of the realm 1647 - 1680
Epigram, sometimes attributed to John Bromfield
„Listens-To-Wind "Injun Joe": There is world that should be, and the world that is. We live in one.
Ebenezer: And must create the other, if it is ever to be.“
— Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files
The Dresden Files, Turn Coat (2009)
„A man is not really a true man until he owns his own home, and they that own their homes are made more honorable and honest and pure, true and economical and careful, by owning the home.“
— Russell Conwell American academic administrator 1843 - 1925
Acres of Diamonds (1915)
„But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world, yet is every man his greatest enemy, and as it were, his own executioner.“
— Thomas Browne, livro Religio Medici
Religio Medici (1643), Part II
„In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.“
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
Section 32 <!-- also quoted in On Becoming a Leader (1989) by Warren G. Bennis, p. 189 -->
Reflections on the Human Condition (1973)
Variante: In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Contexto: The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
„If I had married a woman intelligent enough to guide me, to rule me without my feeling that I was ruled, I should have taken good care of my money, I should have had children, and I should not be, as now I am, alone in the world and possessing nothing.“
— Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798
History of My Life (trans. Trask 1967), 1997 reprint, v. 8, chapter 4, p. 94
— Донна Тартт, livro O Pintassilgo
Fonte: The Goldfinch
„The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along.“
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
Address to the court in "The Communist Trial", People v. Lloyd (1920)
— Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.
Meleager, Frag. 525
„A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
Fonte: My Story
„There's a pretty woman for ever lucky man in the world: every man in the world is a lucky man if he only knew it, so why waste time?“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Jim Dandy : Fat Man in a Famine (1947)
„A woman like you should be at home. That's where you belong, taking care of somebody nice who don't know how to do you wrong.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Infidels (1983), Sweetheart Like You
„Therefore, further, for a being who involves such a finite world, the condition of his freedom in it, the condition indispensable but at the same time sufficient, is that his world shall indeed be his; shall be of him, not independent of him; shall be embraced under his causal life, not added to it from elsewhere as a constricting condition; shall be, in fine, a world of phenomena, — states of his own conscious being, organised by his spontaneous mental life, — and not a world of "things-in-themselves."“
— George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916
Fonte: The Limits of Evolution, and Other Essays, Illustrating the Metaphysical Theory of Personal Ideaalism (1905), The Harmony of Determinism and Freedom, p.323
„The radical tension between good and evil, as man sees it and feels it, does not have the last word about the meaning of life and the nature of existence. There is a spirit in man and in the world working always against the thing that destroys and lays waste.“
— Howard Thurman American writer 1899 - 1981
The Search For Common Ground : An Inquiry Into The Basis Of Man's Experience Of Community (1971), p. 6
Contexto: In the conflicts between man and man, between group and group, between nation and nation, the loneliness of the seeker for community is sometimes unendurable. The radical tension between good and evil, as man sees it and feels it, does not have the last word about the meaning of life and the nature of existence. There is a spirit in man and in the world working always against the thing that destroys and lays waste. Always he must know that the contradictions of life are not final or ultimate; he must distinguish between failure and a many-sided awareness so that he will not mistake conformity for harmony, uniformity for synthesis. He will know that for all men to be alike is the death of life in man, and yet perceive harmony that transcends all diversities and in which diversity finds its richness and significance.