„If you have learned anything at all from us, Tummetott, you no longer think that the humans should have the whole earth to themselves.“
The Further Adventures of Nils (1907)
Said by Akka, leader of the wild geese to Nils
„You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only of principaly [sic] from human relation[ships]. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.“
— Christopher McCandless American hiker and explorer 1968 - 1992
In a letter to Russell Fritz (as known as Ron Franz), April 1992
„All children have certain assets and should be taught how to use them; these they share with the whole of humanity, irrespective of race or nationality.“
— Alice A. Bailey esoteric, theosophist, writer 1880 - 1949
Forrás: Problems Of Humanity (1944), p. 53
„It is the same with anything - you have to learn through your own experience, paying your own way. You can't learn it from a book.“
— Haruki Murakami, könyv Sputnik Sweetheart
Forrás: Sputnik Sweetheart
„Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.“
— Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
Forrás: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Kontextus: You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.
Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.
„They will not let you have peace, they don't want you to have anything they don't have themselves.“
— Margaret Atwood, könyv Surfacing
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
Forrás: Veronika Decides to Die
„In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.“
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
Section 32 <!-- also quoted in On Becoming a Leader (1989) by Warren G. Bennis, p. 189 -->
Reflections on the Human Condition (1973)
Változat: In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Kontextus: The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
„All of which pointed to a moral that they should have learned long before, Arthur thought: Never trust a bunch of lousy politicians to do your thinking for you.“
— Brian W. Aldiss, könyv Greybeard
Forrás: Greybeard (1964), Chapter 6 (p. 171)
„If you try to use your head to think about things, people don't want to have anything to do with you“
— Haruki Murakami, könyv Kafka on the Shore
Forrás: Kafka on the Shore
— Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943
Változat: Do not get rid of your hurts until you have learned all that they have to teach you.
Forrás: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
„We’re human beings and the sun is the sun — how can it be bad for you? I think we should all get sun and fresh air. I don’t think anything that is natural can be bad for you — it’s really good to have at least 15 minutes of sun a day.“
— Gwyneth Paltrow American actress, singer, and food writer 1972
„If you and I have our histories abstracted from us, and our heredities as well, along with all our cultural conditioning and responses, we are no longer men, no longer human beings, but an abstract and theoretical concept of man. No real history of us can then be written.“
— Rousas John Rushdoony American theologian 1916 - 2001
Forrás: Writings, The Biblical Philosophy of History (1969), p. 89
„have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?“
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Forrás: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
— John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791
Thoughts Upon Slavery (1774)
Kontextus: Are you a man? Then you should have an human heart. But have you indeed? What is your heart made of? Is there no such principle as Compassion there? Do you never feel another's pain? Have you no Sympathy? No sense of human woe? No pity for the miserable? When you saw the flowing eyes, the heaving breasts, or the bleeding sides and tortured limbs of your fellow-creatures, was you a stone, or a brute? Did you look upon them with the eyes of a tiger? When you squeezed the agonizing creatures down in the ship, or when you threw their poor mangled remains into the sea, had you no relenting? Did not one tear drop from your eye, one sigh escape from your breast? Do you feel no relenting now? If you do not, you must go on, till the measure of your iniquities is full. Then will the Great GOD deal with You, as you have dealt with them, and require all their blood at your hands.