— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
„To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars- to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them- to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice- to be governed by you admirations rather than by your disgusts- to covet nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners- to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; to spend as much time as you can in God's out-of doors- these are the little guideposts on the footpaths to peace.“
— Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933
Footpaths to Peace.
— Jack Vance American mystery and speculative fiction writer 1916 - 2013
Chapter 11 (p. 123)
„[... ] your own are burning and your memories and you don't want to leave them. Everything will burn to the end, you suffer, but nobody is punishing you, they are just setting your soul free. Don't be afraid because while you fear death they will rend your soul like demons. Only calm down and you will see the angels who are setting you free and then you will be free.“
— Dimitris Lyacos Greek writer 1966
From: Poena Damni Z213: Exit, p. 88, Shoestring Press, 2010.