Source: Speaker for the Dead
— Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963
Source: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
„The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal — every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open — this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.“
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
"Self-Poise" p. 130.
Summer on the Lakes, in 1843 (1844)
Context: The better part of wisdom is a sublime prudence, a pure and patient truth that will receive nothing it is not sure it can permanently lay to heart. Of our study there should be in proportion two-thirds of rejection to one of acceptance. And, amid the manifold infatuations and illusions of this world of emotion, a being capable of clear intelligence can do no better service than to hold himself upright, avoid nonsense, and do what chores lie in his way, acknowledging every moment that primal truth, which no fact exhibits, nor, if pressed by too warm a hope, will even indicate. I think, indeed, it is part of our lesson to give a formal consent to what is farcical, and to pick up our living and our virtue amid what is so ridiculous, hardly deigning a smile, and certainly not vexed. The work is done through all, if not by every one.
— Rand Paul American politician, ophthalmologist, and United States Senator from Kentucky 1963
Rand Paul Promises to Propose ‘The Largest Tax Cut in American History’ in CPAC Speech
Source: The Building of the Ship (1849), Line 7.
Source: Hiawatha: The Story and Song
„We hear every damn day about how fragile our country is — on the brink of catastrophe — torn by polarizing hate and how it’s a shame that we can’t work together to get things done, but the truth is we do. We work together to get things done every damn day!“
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear closing speech (2010)
— Sandra Seacat American acting teacher and actress 1936
As quoted in "The Role of Their Dreams" http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/fashion/07dreams.html?pagewanted=2 by Sarah Kershaw, in The New York Times (May 6, 2009)
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French writer and aviator 1900 - 1944
Toute nation est égoïste. Toute nation considère son égoïsme comme sacré.
"Letter to an American" (1944)
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2014, Queensland University Address (November 2014)
Context: As we develop, as we focus on our econ, we cannot forget the need to lead on the global fight against climate change. [... ] Here in the Asia Pacific, nobody has more at stake when it comes to thinking about and then acting on climate change. Here, a climate that increases in temperature will mean more extreme and frequent storms, more flooding, rising seas that submerge Pacific islands. Here in Australia, it means longer droughts, more wildfires. The incredible natural glory of the Great Barrier Reef is threated. Worldwide, this past summer was the hottest on record. No nation is immune, and every nation has a responsibility to do its part. [... ] We are mindful of the great work that still has to be done on this issue. But let me say, particularly again to the young people here: Combating climate change cannot be the work of governments alone. Citizens, especially the next generation, you have to keep raising your voices, because you deserve to live your lives in a world that is cleaner and that is healthier and that is sustainable. But that is not going to happen unless you are heard. It is in the nature of things, it is in the nature of the world that those of us who start getting gray hair are a little set in our ways, that interests are entrenched -- not because people are bad people, it’s just that’s how we’ve been doing things. And we make investments, and companies start depending on certain energy sources, and change is uncomfortable and difficult. And that’s why it’s so important for the next generation to be able to step and say, no, it doesn’t have to be this way. You have the power to imagine a new future in a way that some of the older folks don’t always have.
Bk. I, ch. 6.
The History of Henry Esmond (1852)
— Desmond Leslie British pilot, film maker, writer, and musician 1921 - 2001
The Amazing Mr. Lutterworth (1958)
— Joan Fuster Spanish writer 1922 - 1992