— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Letter to Charles Warren Stoddard (21 August 1903)
„I dont care what people think about me? If I will start thinking that then what people will do. No work for them… Lol so think about me, admire about me, dream about me so I can show to world how sexy I am.“
— Nikita Gokhale Indian Actress, Indian Model 1990
"‘6 bold statements of Nikita Gokhale’" http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/marathi/movies/6-bold-statements-of-Nikita-Gokhale/6-bold-statements-of-Nikita-Gokhale/photostory/45617534.cms.TimesOfIndia.com. December 23, 2014.
„I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
— George MacDonald, The Diary of an Old Soul & the White Page Poems
„But I know what's important to me, and what isn't. And I think I know what people can get used to, and what they can even learn to like. (It just takes some people longer than others. :-)“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
Context: A man sarcastically started praising Imam Ali, though he had no faith in him and Imam Ali hearing these praises from him said "I am less than what you tell about me but more than what you think about me."
„If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.“
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
„I am not a propagandist, but a prophet. I do not say that what I say should come to pass, but what I think is likely to come to pass, and what is inevitable. While I would not be understood as advocating the desirability of such a result, I would not be understood as deprecating it“
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
Context: Of course this result will not be reached by any hurried or forced processes. It will not arise out of any theory of the wisdom of such blending of the two races. If it comes at all, it will come without shock or noise or violence of any kind, and only in the fullness of time, and it will be so adjusted to surrounding conditions as hardly to be observed. I would not be understood as advocating intermarriage between the two races. I am not a propagandist, but a prophet. I do not say that what I say should come to pass, but what I think is likely to come to pass, and what is inevitable. While I would not be understood as advocating the desirability of such a result, I would not be understood as deprecating it.
„I am what I am; you can like it or love it. It feels good to blow fifty grand and think nothing of it.“
— 50 Cent American rapper, actor, businessman, investor and television producer 1975
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