— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 p. n. e.
— Jeff Shaara, Gods and Generals
Źródło: Gods and Generals
— Baba Amte Indian freedom fighter, social worker 1914 - 2008
When he was looking for help to build his institutions at Anandwan, unexpected help came from 50 volunteers of 36 different countries working under the banner of “Service Civil International", from Gandhi’s Ashram at Sevagram, page=14
„One of the sayings of Diogenes was that most men were within a finger’s breadth of being mad; for if a man walked with his middle finger pointing out, folks would think him mad, but not so if it were his forefinger.“
— Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 6: The Cynics
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), 2015
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1750) : Clean your Finger, before you point at my Spots.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
— Huston Smith, książka The World's Religions
The World's Religions (1991)
Kontekst: Signposts are not the destination, maps are not the terrain. Life is too rich and textured to be fitted into pigeonholes, let alone equated with them. No affirmation is more than a finger pointing to the moon. And, lest attention turn to the finger, Zen will point, only to withdraw its finger at once.
„Don't think, feel…. it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon (1973); In a training session with one of the temple students.
Wariant: Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Dont concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
Źródło: Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
„The United States must accept the responsibilities arising from the occupation of Iraq, and should not finger point or put the blame on others.“
— Manouchehr Mottaki Iranian politician 1953
Iran FM attacks US policy in Iraq http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6621821.stm 4 May 2007
„When a man takes an oath, Meg, he's holding his own self in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then — he needn't hope to find himself again.“
— Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
Sir Thomas More, Act II
A Man for All Seasons (1960)
„O but it is a fine thing to have a finger pointed at one, and to hear people say, "That's the man!"“
— Persius ancient latin poet 34 - 62
Satire I, line 28.
Oryginał: (la) At pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier "hic est".
— Khaled Hosseini, książka A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
„An ancient clerk, skilful in precedents, wary in proceeding, and understanding in the business of the court, is an excellent finger of a court; and doth many times point the way to the judge himself.“
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
The Essays Or Counsels, Civil And Moral, Of Francis Ld. Verulam Viscount St. Albans (1625), Of Judicature
„I cant back up and start over. But I dont see the point in slobberin over it. And I cant see where it would make me feel better to be able to point a finger at somebody else.“
— Cormac McCarthy, książka All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses (1992)
„I have a plan."
He groaned. "I was afraid of that."
"My plans areterrible."
"Isabelle's plans are terrible." He pointed a finger at her. "plans are suicidal. At best.“
— Cassandra Clare, The City of Lost Souls
Źródło: City of Lost Souls
„Someone who cannot acknowledge himself to be as mortal as everyone else still has a long way to go before he can reach the point of encounter.“
— Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997
Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970)
„I like Voltaire, because for half a century he was the intellectual emperor of Europe. I like him, because from his throne at the foot of the Alps he pointed the finger of scorn at every hypocrite in Christendom.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
My Reviewers Reviewed (lecture from June 27, 1877, San Francisco, CA)