„One realized all sorts of things. The value of an illusion, for instance, and that the shadow can be more important than the substance. All sorts of things.“
— Jean Rhys novelist from Dominica 1890 - 1979
Frag. B 4, quoted in John Burnet's Early Greek Philosophy, (1920), Chapter 6.
— Jean Rhys novelist from Dominica 1890 - 1979
— Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Zdroj: The Wind in the Willows (1908), Ch. 3
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1840s, Poems (1847)
— Thales ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician -624 - -547 pred n. l.
As quoted in Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, I, 35
Originál: (el) Μέγιστον τόπος· ἅπαντα γὰρ χωρεῖ
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
— Gregory Maguire, kniha Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Zdroj: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
— Niccolo Machiavelli, kniha Vladár
Zdroj: The Prince (1513), Ch. 3 (as translated by RM Adams). Variants [these can seem to generalize the circumstances in ways that the translation above does not.]: The Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even to avoid a war, would not let them come to a head, for they knew that war is not to be avoided, but is only put off to the advantage of others.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Kontext: The Romans never allowed a trouble spot to remain simply to avoid going to war over it, because they knew that wars don't just go away, they are only postponed to someone else's advantage. Therefore, they made war with Philip and Antiochus in Greece, in order not to have to fight them in Italy... They never went by that saying which you constantly hear from the wiseacres of our day, that time heals all things. They trusted rather their own character and prudence — knowing perfectly well that time contains the seeds of all things, good as well as bad.
— William Bradford English Separatist leader in Leiden, Holland and in Plymouth Colony (1590-1657) 1590 - 1657
— Krzysztof Kieślowski Polish film director and screenwriter 1941 - 1996
As quoted in "Kieślowski's Many Colours" by Patrick Abrahamsson, in Oxford University Student newspaper (2 June 1995) — republished at Musicolog.com http://www.musicolog.com/kieslowski_manycolours.asp#.Vt_PAsdSj8s
Kontext: If there is anything worthwhile doing for the sake of culture, then it is touching on subject matters and situations which link people, and not those that divide people. There are too many things in the world which divide people, such as religion, politics, history, and nationalism. If culture is capable of anything, then it is finding that which unites us all. And there are so many things which unite people. It doesn't matter who you are or who I am, if your tooth aches or mine, it's still the same pain. Feelings are what link people together, because the word "love" has the same meaning for everybody. Or "fear", or "suffering". We all fear the same way and the same things. And we all love in the same way. That's why I tell about these things, because in all other things I immediately find division.
— John Locke, kniha Some Thoughts Concerning Education
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
Kontext: We are all a sort of camelions, that still take a tincture from things near us; nor is it to be wonder'd at in children, who better understand what they see than what they hear.
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
The Other World (1657)
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
Arnold, in The Circle: A Comedy in Three Acts (1921), p. 58-59
— Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947
Zdroj: The Vision and the Voice: With Commentary and Other Papers
— Philolaus ancient greek philosopher -470 - -390 pred n. l.
The Life of Pythagoras (1919)
Kontext: Fragment 2. All things, at least those we know, contain number; for it is evident that nothing whatever can either be thought or known, without number. Number has two distinct kinds: the odd, and the even, and a third, derived from a mingling of the other two kinds, the even-odd. Each of its subspecies is susceptible of many very numerous varieties; which each manifests individually.
— Omar Bradley United States Army field commander during World War II 1893 - 1981
On military character, in 19 Stars : A Study in Military Character and Leadership (1981) by Edgar F. Puryear Jr.
Kontext: Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. Soldiers must have confidence in their leader.
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931 - 2019
Interview with Don Swaim (1987)
— Muriel Spark, kniha The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Zdroj: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Attributed to "an American President" in Ármin Vámbéry (1884), All the Year Round. It more likely originates in a spoof testimonial that Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne) wrote in an advertisement in 1863: