— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
— Robert M. Price American theologian 1954
Robert M. Price, in The Psychology of Biblicism http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/art_biblicism.htm, a modification of the quote from Sir Walter Scott
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
"Baby, What Makes the Sky Blue?"
„As palace mirror'd in the stream, as vapour mingled with the skies,
So weaves the brain of mortal man the tangled web of Truth and Lies.“
— Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poe... 1821 - 1890
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
— Avner Strauss Israeli musician 1954
"Voices Within the Ark", ibid.
„p>O woman, born first to believe us;
Yea, also born first to forget;
Born first to betray and deceive us,
Yet first to repent and regret!O first then in all that is human,
Lo! first where the Nazarene trod,
O woman! O beautiful woman!
Be then first in the kingdom of God!</p“
— Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913
The Danites: and Other Choice Selections from the Writings of Joaquin Miller (1877), p. 52.
„Oh! My dear! My tis of thee! What a tangled web we weave!
Everyone is the one until the one falls down
Then we're all just "please please please"
The painted rust will only fool the fools for just so long
Eventually, that's when they'll see everything was wrong
Oh! The shame! Humility! What a wicked gang are we!
Like a liar looking down on a thief looking down on a killer looking down on a creep
Oh! This sinking ship will only hold its course for just so long
Eventually, that's when they'll see everything is wrong“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"What A Wicked Gang Are We" from "Somewhere in the Between" (2007) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/sitb/10/
„We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love — first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.“
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
A Happy Death (written 1938), first published as La mort heureuse (1971), as translated by Richard Howard (1972)
„If it were so, as conceited sagacity, proud of not being deceived, thinks, that we should believe nothing that we cannot see with our physical eyes, then we first and foremost ought to give up believing in love.... We can be deceived by believing what is untrue, but we certainly are also deceived by not believing what is true.... Which deception is more dangerous?“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
— George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905
Context: I record the conviction that in one way or another, special individual help is given to every creature to endure to the end. It has been my own experience, that always when suffering, whether mental or bodily, approached the point where further endurance appeared impossible, the pulse of it began to ebb and a lull ensued. You are tender-hearted, and you want to be true, and are trying to be; learn these two things: Never be discouraged because good things get on so slowly here; and never fail daily to do that good which lies next to your hand. Do not be in a hurry, but be diligent. Enter into the sublime patience of the Lord. Trust to God to weave your little thread into the great web, though the pattern shows it not yet. When God's people are able and willing thus to labor and wait, remember that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day; the grand harvest of the ages shall come to its reaping, and the day shall broaden itself to a thousand years, and the thousand years shall show themselves as a perfect and finished day. As quoted in The Way To Win : Showing How To Succeed In Life (1887) by John Thomas Dale, p. 89
„We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practise, and another which we practise but seldom preach.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Ch. 8: Eastern and Western Ideals of Happiness