„The light of a new day always chases the shadows of the night away, and shows us that the shape of our fears is only the ghost of our own minds.“
— Terry Goodkind, libro Wizard's First Rule
Fuente: Wizard's First Rule
— Terry Goodkind, libro Wizard's First Rule
Fuente: Wizard's First Rule
— John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008
Fuente: To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
— Gamal Abdel Nasser second president of Egypt 1918 - 1970
As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (14 November 1969)
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
LinkedIn (January 2021)
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
The Song of the Dead http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/volumeXI/songdead.html, II, Stanza 1 (1896).
The Seven Seas (1896)
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
Fuente: Dialogues of the Soul and Mortal Self in Time (1975), p. 76
— Chiang Kai-shek Chinese politician and military leader 1887 - 1975
poetry and spirituality
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
The Sun My Heart (1996)
Contexto: We have to remember that our body is not limited to what lies within the boundary of our skin. Our body is much more immense. We know that if our heart stops beating, the flow of our life will stop, but we do not take the time to notice the many things outside of our bodies that are equally essential for our survival. If the ozone layer around our Earth were to disappear for even an instant, we would die. If the sun were to stop shining, the flow of our life would stop. The sun is our second heart, our heart outside of our body. It gives all life on Earth the warmth necessary for existence. Plants live thanks to the sun. Their leaves absorb the sun's energy, along with carbon dioxide from the air, to produce food for the tree, the flower, the plankton. And thanks to plants, we and other animals can live. All of us—people, animals, plants, and minerals—"consume" the sun, directly and indirectly. We cannot begin to describe all the effects of the sun, that great heart outside of our body.
When we look at green vegetables, we should know that it is the sun that is green and not just the vegetables. The green color in the leaves of the vegetables is due to the presence of the sun. Without the sun, no living being could survive. Without sun, water, air, and soil, there would be no vegetables. The vegetables are the coming-together of many conditions near and far.
— Amit Ray Indian author 1960
Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life (2015)
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2015, Naturalization Ceremony speech (December 2015)
Contexto: Just about every nation in the world, to some extent, admits immigrants. But there’s something unique about America. We don’t simply welcome new immigrants, we don’t simply welcome new arrivals -- we are born of immigrants. That is who we are. Immigration is our origin story. And for more than two centuries, it’s remained at the core of our national character; it’s our oldest tradition. It’s who we are. It’s part of what makes us exceptional.
— Adrienne Rich American poet, essayist and feminist 1929 - 2012
"Legislators of the world" in The Guardian (18 November 2006)
Contexto: Of course, like the consciousness behind it, behind any art, a poem can be deep or shallow, glib or visionary, prescient or stuck in an already lagging trendiness. What's pushing the grammar and syntax, the sounds, the images — is it the constriction of literalism, fundamentalism, professionalism — a stunted language? Or is it the great muscle of metaphor, drawing strength from resemblance in difference? Poetry has the capacity to remind us of something we are forbidden to see. A forgotten future: a still uncreated site whose moral architecture is founded not on ownership and dispossession, the subjection of women, outcast and tribe, but on the continuous redefining of freedom — that word now held under house arrest by the rhetoric of the "free" market. This on-going future, written-off over and over, is still within view. All over the world its paths are being rediscovered and reinvented.
There is always that in poetry which will not be grasped, which cannot be described, which survives our ardent attention, our critical theories, our late-night arguments. There is always (I am quoting the poet/translator Américo Ferrari|) "an unspeakable where, perhaps, the nucleus of the living relation between the poem and the world resides".
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Sixteenth Revelation, Chapter 83
— Dale Carnegie, libro How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Fuente: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 110
— William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher 1845 - 1879
The Ethics of Belief (1877), The Weight Of Authority
Contexto: What shall we say of that authority, more venerable and august than any individual witness, the time-honoured tradition of the human race? An atmosphere of beliefs and conceptions has been formed by the labours and struggles of our forefathers, which enables us to breathe amid the various and complex circumstances of our life. It is around and about us and within us; we cannot think except in the forms and processes of thought which it supplies. Is it possible to doubt and to test it? and if possible, is it right?
We shall find reason to answer that it is not only possible and right, but our bounden duty; that the main purpose of the tradition itself is to supply us with the means of asking questions, of testing and inquiring into things; that if we misuse it, and take it as a collection of cut-and-dried statements to be accepted without further inquiry, we are not only injuring ourselves here, but, by refusing to do our part towards the building up of the fabric which shall be inherited by our children, we are tending to cut off ourselves and our race from the human line.
— Saul D. Alinsky American community organizer and writer 1909 - 1972
Fuente: Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971), p. 19
— Ted Kennedy United States Senator 1932 - 2009
This last line references the last line of his DNC speech in 1980 where he said "the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
2000s, DNC Speech (2008)
And this November the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on.
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
Attributed without citation in Ken Robinson, The Element (2009), p. 260. Widely attributed to Michelangelo since the late 1990s, this adage has not been found before 1980 when it appeared without attribution in E. C. McKenzie, Mac's giant book of quips & quotes.
Variante: The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
— Aaron Hill (writer) British writer 1685 - 1750
Zara, Act I, Sc. 1.
Contexto: Can my fond heart, on such a feeble proof,
Embrace a faith, abhorred by him I love?
I see too plainly custom forms us all;
Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief,
Are consequences of our place of birth:
Born beyond Ganges, I had been a Pagan;
In France, a Christian; I am here a Saracen:
'Tis but instruction, all! Our parents' hand
Writes on our heart the first faint characters,
Which time, re-tracing, deepens into strength,
That nothing can efface, but death or Heaven.