„The importance of oaks both in the economy and in the forest ecosystem is big, but the exceptional part is that this tree plays in the old beliefs and legends.“
— Marek Żukow-Karczewski Polish historian, journalist and opinion journalist 1961
[http://yadda.icm.edu.pl/yadda/element/bwmeta1.element.agro-72dccf88-5430-4d92-8617-9f550865d9b9?q=1dac2329-67be-4b51-b5b3-4554b1ebe953$15&qt=IN_PAGE Oak - the king of the Polish trees, "Aura" 9, 1988-09, p. 20-21.]
„The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Think big anyway!“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
„In my mind, I'm always the best. I don't care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I'm always the best.“
— Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese association football player 1985
In an interview with the BBC ahead of the release of Ronaldo.
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
„I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!“
— Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992
„Summer is the season of motion, winter is the season of form. In summer everything moves save the fixed and inert. Down the hill flows the west wind, making wavelets in the shorter grass and great billows in the standing hay; the tree in full leaf sways its heavy boughs below and tosses its leaves above; the weed by the gate bends and turns when the wind blows down the road. It is the shadow of moving things that we usually see, and the shadows are themselves in motion. The shadow of a branch, speckled through with light, wavers across the lawn, the sprawling shadow of the weed moves and sways across the dust.“
— Henry Beston, The Northern Farm: A Glorious Year on a Small Maine Farm
„I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch earth with my feet. I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.“
— Ptolemy Greco-Egyptian writer and astronomer of Alexandria 100 - 160
In some of the manuscripts, the books begins with this epigram (Owen Gingerich, The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, American Institute of Physics, 1993, p. 55).
„The more you try to be special, the more you get hurt. Just be, just melt and become part of the wind around you, the earth around you, become a part of everything. You’re here only for a while. At least when you’re in a place like this, where nobody is going to trample on you, let your defenses down.“
— Sadhguru, Mystic's Musings
— Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember