„There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.“
The Cavalry General, ch. 6, as translated by Henry Graham Dakyns in The Cavalry General (2004) p. 26.
„A general never shows despair. He instills confidence in his troops. He leads them forward, even into the mouth of death.“
— Rick Riordan, kniha The Throne of Fire
Zdroj: The Throne of Fire
„That is why man can also never understand himself: For he is himself a timeless act; an act which he performs continuously, and there is no moment in which he might not perform it, as there would have to be to understand himself.“
— Otto Weininger austrian philosopher and writer 1880 - 1903
„Delegation means that he will concern himself with the results of their activities and not with the details of their day-to-day performance. This requires a degree of confidence in them which enables him to accept certain risks. Unless he takes these risks there will be no delegation.“
— Douglas McGregor American professor 1906 - 1964
Zdroj: The Human Side of Enterprise (1960), p. 220 (in 2006 edition)
„Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.“
— Hermann Hesse German writer 1877 - 1962
As translated by Ejvind Haas
Kontext: When you throw a rock into the water, it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water. This is how it is when Siddhartha has a goal, a resolution. Siddhartha does nothing, he waits, he thinks, he fasts, but he passes through the things of the world like a rock through water, without doing anything, without stirring; he is drawn, he lets himself fall. His goal attracts him, because he doesn't let anything enter his soul which might oppose the goal. This is what Siddhartha has learned among the Samanas. This is what fools call magic and of which they think it would be effected by means of the daemons. Nothing is effected by daemons, there are no daemons. Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.
„When Ling was communicating to any person the signs by which messengers might find him, he was compelled to add, "the neighbourhood in which this contemptible person resides is that officially known as 'the mean quarter favoured by the lower class of those who murder by treachery'," and for this reason he was not always treated with the regard to which his attainments entitled him, or which he would have unquestionably received had he been able to describe himself as of "the partly-drained and uninfected area reserved to Mandarins and their friends."“
— Ernest Bramah, kniha The Wallet of Kai Lung
The Transmutation of Ling
The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900)
„No matter how strong and dedicated a leader may be, he must find root and strength amongst the people. He alone cannot save a nation. He may guide, he may set the tone, he may dedicate himself and risk his life, but only the people may save themselves.“
— Ferdinand Marcos former President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986 1917 - 1989
Address at the launching of the Mabuhay Ang Pilipino Movement, Malacañang (30 November 1972)
„Anybody who performs his necessary duties that God has obliged him perform, he himself will be one of the best worshippers of all.“
— Ali Zayn al-Abidin Great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad 659 - 713
Muhammad al-Hur al-Aamili, Wasā'il al-Shī‘ah, vol.11, p. 206.
„When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself“
— Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997
„In the depth of his soul he knew that his action was so base, abominable and cruel that, with that action upon his conscience, not only would he have no right to condemn others but he should not be able to look others in the face, to say nothing of considering himself the good, noble, magnanimous man he esteemed himself. And he had to esteem himself as such in order to be able to continue to lead a valiant and joyous life. And there was but one way of doing so, and that was not to think of it. This he endeavored to do.“
— Leo Tolstoy, kniha Resurrection
Zdroj: Resurrection (1899), Ch. 18
„I would vote for a Muslim if he or she was the best candidate able to lead the country and defend our political values.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
upon calling the reporter after said interview http://www.beliefnet.com/story/220/story_22001_1.html|the, to clarify his position
„A painter may know what he does not want.
But woe betide him if he wants to know
what he does want! A painter is lost if he finds himself.
The fact that he has succeeded in not finding
himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only
— Max Ernst German painter, sculptor and graphic artist 1891 - 1976
Quote from 'Max Ernst', exhibition catalogue, Galerie Stangl, Munich, 1967, U.S., pp.6-7, as cited in Edward Quinn, Max Ernst. 1984, Poligrafa, Barcelona. p. 12
1951 - 1976
„To believe something, one must imagine that it is more probable than not. Unless you show him what is probable or he realizes it himself, he may tell you that he believes and yet he will not believe.“
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
Sun-being to the court
The Other World (1657)
Kontext: O just ones, hear me! You cannot condemn this man, monkey or parrot for saying that the moon is the world he comes from. If he is a man, all men are free. Is he then not free to imagine what he wants, even if he does not come from the moon? Can you force him to have only your visions? Impossible! You may make him say that he believes that the moon is not a world, but still he will not believe it. To believe something, one must imagine that it is more probable than not. Unless you show him what is probable or he realizes it himself, he may tell you that he believes and yet he will not believe.
„Be an observer of providence; for God is showing you ever, by the way in which He leads you, whither He means to lead. Study your trials, your talents, the world's wants, and stand ready to serve God now, in whatever He brings to your hand.“
— Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 281.
„Those who look for contradictions will be amply satisfied. The profession of a performer is full of paradoxes, and he has to learn to live with them. He has to forget himself and control himself; he has to observe the composer's wishes to the letter and create the music on the spot; he has to be part of the music market and yet retain his integrity.“
— Alfred Brendel Austrian pianist, poet, and author 1931
Alfred Brendel (1976), as cited in: Benny Shanon (2013). The Representational and the Presentational. p. 380.
„Recklessness is almost a man's revenge on his woman. He feels he is not valued so he will risk destroying himself to deprive her altogether.“
— D.H. Lawrence, kniha Sons and Lovers
Zdroj: Sons and Lovers
„A bold general may be lucky, but no general can be lucky unless he is bold. The general who allows himself to be bound and hampered by regulations is unlikely to win a battle.“
— Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell senior officer of the British Army 1883 - 1950
I – The Good General.
"Generals and Generalship" (1939)
„Before Jesus leads His disciples into suffering, humiliation, disgrace, and disdain, He summons them and shows Himself to them as the Lord in God's glory.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Zdroj: Meditations on the Cross (1996), Back to the Cross, p. 3.
Kontext: Before Jesus leads His disciples into suffering, humiliation, disgrace, and disdain, He summons them and shows Himself to them as the Lord in God's glory. Before the disciples must descend with Jesus into the abyss of human guilt, malice, and hatred, Jesus leads them to a high mountain from which they are to receive help. Before Jesus' face is beaten and spat upon, before his cloak is torn and splattered with blood, the disciples are to see Him in his divine glory. His face shines like the face of God and light is the garment he wears.
— Paul Theroux American travel writer and novelist 1941