„Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
„Fight if you wish. Deny what is before you if it comforts you. But nothing you do can change your fate.“
— Christopher Paolini American author 1983
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
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„Just like the old adage--what you dislike most in other people is what you dislike the most in yourself“
— Shannon Hale American fantasy novelist 1974
„This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique. I end the program by saying, 'You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you; and I like you just the way you are.' And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.“
— Fred Rogers American television personality 1928 - 2003
Testimony before U.S. Senate committee, May 1, 1969. Featured in Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor (television documentary), 2003.
— Vernon Howard American writer 1918 - 1992
„That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
— Moby, Píseň "Welcome To Hard Times"
— Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
„Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.“
— James Allen British philosophical writer 1864 - 1912
Context: To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to, achieve. Shall man's basest desires receive the fullest measure of gratification, and his purest aspirations starve for lack of sustenance? Such is not the Law: such a condition of things can never obtain: "ask and receive." Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
„At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
This is a very close paraphrase of a quotation attributed to Carl Buehner in a book published many years earlier - “They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.” quoted in Richard Evans' Quote Book, 1971, Publisher's Press, ASIN: B000TV5WBW, although it is widely (mis)attributed to Angelou in her book Worth Repeating: More Than 5,000 Classic and Contemporary Quotes (2003) by Bob Kelly, p. 263,