— Nathaniel Hawthorne, kniha Fanshawe
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, kniha Fanshawe
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 pred n. l.
Laozi in the Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64
— Dadabhai Naoroji Indian politician 1825 - 1917
Sir Dinshaw Wacha in Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji: "The Grand Old Man of India"
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
Kontext: It is the Frenchman's readiness to exaggerate that is at the root of his intellectual lucidity and also of his capacity for acknowledging merit. The English were not afraid to exaggerate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and they were then not far behind the French in the lucidity of their thinking.... There is hardly a single instance of cultural vigor marked by moderation in expression.
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
As quoted from Hank Green http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Green on his Twitter feed http://twitter.com/#!/hankgreen
— William Feather Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981
"Why I Like Business" in Manitowoc Herald-Times (21 July 1927), p. 3 http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/8420770/
Kontext: I like business because it is competitive. Business keeps books. The books are the score cards. Profit is the measure of accomplishment, not the ideal measure, but the most practical that can be devised.
I like business because it compels earnestness. Amateurs and dilettantes are shoved out. Once in you must fight for survival or be carried to the sidelines.
I like business because it requires courage. Cowards do not get to first base.
I like business because It demands faith. Faith in human nature, faith in one's self, faith in one's customers, faith in one's employees.
I like business because it is the essence of life. Dreams are good, poetical fancies are good, but bread must be baked today, trains must move today, bills must be collected today, payrolls met today. Business feeds, clothes and houses man.
I like business because it rewards deeds and not words.
I like business because it does not neglect today's task while it is thinking about tomorrow.
I like business because it undertakes to please, not to reform.
I like business because it is orderly.
I like business because it is bold in enterprise.
I like business because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding the hypocrisy and sentimentality of the unselfish attitude.
I like business because it is promptly penalized for its mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency.
I like business because its philosophy works.
I like business because each day is a fresh, adventure.
— Ray Charles American musician 1930 - 2004
As quoted "Words of the Week" in Jet magazine, Vol. 64, No. 6 (25 April 1983), p. 40
Kontext: Music has been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal.
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Thirteenth Revelation, Chapter 33
— Miguna Miguna lawyer, author and columnist 1962
During his book launch, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ex-toronto-lawyer-takes-on-kenyas-pm/article4446166/, 2012
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
In Quest of Democracy (1991)
— Brian Jacques, kniha The Bellmaker
Zdroj: The Bellmaker
— Frederick II of Prussia king of Prussia 1712 - 1786
Letters of Voltaire and Frederick the Great (New York: Brentano's, 1927), trans. Richard Aldington, letter 48 from Frederick to Voltaire (1740-01-06)
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
On death and the nightly resurrection of the slain on Valhal, Ch. 2
Space Chantey (1968)
Kontext: Death is for a long time. Those of shallow thought say that it is forever. There is, at least, a long night of it. There is the forgetfulness and the loss of identity. The spirit, even as the body, is unstrung and burst and scattered. One goes down to death, and it leaves a mark on one forever.
— Thomas Chalmers Scottish mathematician and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland 1780 - 1847
Zdroj: Misattributed, P. 243. in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895). This is actually a quote from The golden chain; or, The Christian graces illustrated and enforced (1855) by John Harvey
— Giordano Bruno Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer 1548 - 1600
On the Infinite Universe and Worlds (1584)
Kontext: Make then your forecasts, my lords Astrologers, with your slavish physicians, by means of those astrolabes with which you seek to discern the fantastic nine moving spheres; in these you finally imprison your own minds, so that you appear to me but as parrots in a cage, while I watch you dancing up and down, turning and hopping within those circles. We know that the Supreme Ruler cannot have a seat so narrow, so miserable a throne, so trivial, so scanty a court, so small and feeble a simulacrum that phantasm can bring to birth, a dream shatter, a delusion restore, a calamity diminish, a misdeed abolish and a thought renew it again, so that indeed with a puff of air it were brimful and with a single gulp it were emptied. On the contrary we recognize a noble image, a marvellous conception, a supreme figure, an exalted shadow, an infinite representation of the represented infinity, a spectacle worthy of the excellence and supremacy of Him who transcendeth understanding, comprehension or grasp. Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of his kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand, I say in an infinity of worlds.
— Mary E. Pearson, kniha The Kiss of Deception
Zdroj: The Kiss of Deception