„The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.“

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Helen Keller Fotografia
Helen Keller10
niewidoma i głuchoniema pisarka amerykańska 1880 - 1968

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„She wondered whether her head were so big as to be able to contain all this starry universe, or whether the universe were so little that it would fit within the compass of her human head.“

—  John Crowley American writer 1942

Bk. 2, Ch. 4
Little, Big: or, The Fairies' Parliament (1981)
Kontekst: She wondered whether her head were so big as to be able to contain all this starry universe, or whether the universe were so little that it would fit within the compass of her human head. She alternated between these feelings, expanding and diminishing. The stars wandered in and out of the vast portals of her eyes, under the immense empty dome of her brow; and then Smoky took her hand and she vanished to a speck, still holding the stars as in a tiny jewel box within her.

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„Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness.“

—  Hermann Hesse, książka Gertrud

Gertrude (1910)
Kontekst: That life is difficult, I have often bitterly realized. I now had further cause for serious reflection. Right up to the present I have never lost the feeling of contradiction that lies behind all knowledge. My life has been miserable and difficult, and yet to others, and sometimes to myself, it has seemed rich and wonderful. Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness.

J. J. Thomson Fotografia

„The difficulties which would have to be overcome to make several of the preceding experiments conclusive are so great as to be almost insurmountable.“

—  J. J. Thomson British physicist 1856 - 1940

Warning about the non-conclusiveness for the experimental foundation of electrostatic theory, in a footnote of the third edition of: [James Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Vol.1, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 1891, 37]
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„If wishes were horses, even beggars would ride. (Dark-Hunter)“

—  Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965

Źródło: Sins of the Night

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„Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

"The Art of Living", interview with journalist Gordon Young first published in 1960
Wariant: [T]here are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Lewis Carroll Fotografia

„To Her, whose children's smiles fed the narrator's fancy and were his rich reward: from the Author.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Inscribed in Mrs. Lorina Liddell's copy of Alice's Adventures Under Ground; quoted by Edward Wakeling http://www.wakeling.demon.co.uk/page3-real-lewiscarroll.htm

Witold Pilecki Fotografia

„I've been trying to live my life so that in the hour of my death I would rather feel joy, than fear.“

—  Witold Pilecki World War II concentration camp leader and resistor 1901 - 1948

After the announcement of the death sentence.
Źródło: Bartłomiej Kuraś, Witold Pilecki – w Auschwitzu z własnej woli, „Ale Historia”, w: „Gazeta Wyborcza”, 22 kwietnia 2013.

„If humans were inclined to goodness, religion would not be necessary.“

—  Steve Maraboli 1975

Źródło: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 46

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„What would happen to the world if we were human?“

—  Fernando Pessoa, książka Księga niepokoju

Ibid., p. 259
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Oryginał: Que seria do mundo se fôssemos humanos?

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„The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Źródło: The Benefactor (1963), Ch. 1, p. 1, Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN 0-312-42012-9

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