„You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.“
Kontext: You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.<!-- (pg 78)
„It's a bad word, 'belong.' Especially when you put it with somebody you love… You can't own a human being.“
— Toni Morrison, kniha Song of Solomon
Zdroj: Song of Solomon
„There be three speciall notes necessary to be obserued in the framing of our accustomed English Ryme. The first is, that one meeter or verse be aunswerable to an other, in equall number of feete or syllables, or proportionable to the tune whereby it is to be reade or measured. The seconde, to place the words in such sorte as none of them be wrested contrary to the naturall inclination or affectation of the same, or more truely the true quantity thereof. The thyrd, to make them fall together mutually in Ryme, that is, in wordes of like sounde, but so as the wordes be not disordered for the Rymes sake, nor the sence hindered.“
Discourse of English Poetrie http://www.bartleby.com/209/161.html, 1871 , pp. 57–8.
„The cold pork in the fridge was wilting at the edges; it and I exchanged looks of mutual contempt, like two women wearing the same hat in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.“
— Kyril Bonfiglioli British art dealer 1928 - 1985
Zdroj: The Mortdecai Trilogy, After You With The Pistol (1979), Ch. 7.
„Human beings had two basic orientations: HAVING and BEING
HAVING: seeks to acquire, posses things even people
BEING: focuses on the experience; exchanging, engaging, sharing with other people“
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
„We are ready to enhance dialogue and exchanges with the U. S. side on the basis of mutual respect and equality to promote the world's cause of human rights.“
— Hu Jintao former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 1942
2000s, White House speech (2006)
„You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.“
— Elizabeth Gilbert, kniha Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Zdroj: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
— David Ricardo British political economist, broker and politician 1772 - 1823
Zdroj: The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1821) (Third Edition), Chapter I, Section I, On Value, p. 5
„The real alternative to being Number One is not being Number Two; it is dispensing with rankings altogether“
— Alfie Kohn American author and lecturer 1957
No Contest, chap. 9
„One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.“
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008
Originál: (ru) не к счастью устремить людей, потому что это тоже идол рынка ― "счастье"!
а ко взаимному расположению. Счастлив и зверь, грызущий добычу, а взаимно расположены могут быть только люди! И это ― высшее, что доступно людям!
Shulubin, in Cancer Ward (1968) Pt. 2, Ch. 10.
— Ned Vizzini, kniha It's Kind of a Funny Story
Varianta: I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human.
Zdroj: It's Kind of a Funny Story
— Robert A. Heinlein, kniha The Number of the Beast
Zdroj: The Number of the Beast (1980), Chapter XXI : —three seconds is a long time—, p. 180
— Eric Edmeades Canadian businessman 1970
Article=Success Express Journal: Volume 3, Issue 1 – November 1995 http://sejarchives.wordpress.com/1995/11/01/sej-volume-3-issue-1/
— Karen Joy Fowler, kniha We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Zdroj: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
— Eric Jerome Dickey American author 1961
Zdroj: Liar's Game
„To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel; but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast.“
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Zdroj: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter V.
Kontext: Every man is rich or poor according to the degree in which he can afford to enjoy the necessaries, conveniences, and amusements of human life. But after the division of labour has once thoroughly taken place, it is but a very small part of these with which a man's own labour can supply him. The far greater part of them he must derive from the labour of other people, and he must be rich or poor according to the quantity of that labour which he can command, or which he can afford to purchase. The value of any commodity, therefore, to the person who possesses it, and who means not to use or consume it himself, but to exchange it for other commodities, is equal to the quantity of labour which it enables him to purchase or command. Labour, therefore, is the real measure of the exchangeable value of all commodities.
„Their gaze met for a few seconds. The exchange was as warm and friendly as a pair of automated range finders getting a mutual target lock.“
— Dan Abnett British comic book writer, novelist 1965
[Dan Abnett, First & Only, Games Workshop, 2000, ISBN 0671783750]