— William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919
— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
„... the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
„When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.“
— Patañjali ancient Indian scholar(s) of grammar and linguistics, of yoga, of medical treatises 300
„The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
— Sadhguru, Mind is your Business
„From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.“
— Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
„Don't follow after the object of hatred, look at the angry mind. Anger liberated by itself as it arises is mirrorlike wisdom.
Don't chase after the object of pride, look at the grasping mind. Self-importance liberated as it arises is the wisdom of equanimity.
Don't hanker after the object of desire, look at the craving mind.“
— Dilgo Khyentse Bhutanese Buddhist Lama 1910 - 1991