„I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.“

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American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850

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„Man … feels lost without the direction-finder provide by progress.“

—  Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963

“Ultimate Terms in Contemporary Rhetoric,” p. 93.
Language is Sermonic (1970)

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„Girls are made of water and boys are made of mud. When I am with girls I feel fresh and clean, but when I am with boys I feel stupid and nasty.“

—  Cao Xueqin, book Dream of the Red Chamber

Original: (zh_Hant) 女兒是水作的骨肉,男人是泥作的骨肉。我見了女兒,我便清爽;見了男子,便覺濁臭逼人。
Source: Dream of the Red Chamber (c. 1760), Chapter 2

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„I have never lost the feeling of contradiction that lies behind all knowledge.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Gertrud

Gertrude (1910)
Context: 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.

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„I am an investigator by inclination. I feel a great thirst for knowledge and an impatient eagerness to advance, also satisfaction at each progressive step.“

—  Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804

Part III : Selection on Education from Kant's other Writings, Ch. I Pedagogical Fragments, # 55
Context: I am an investigator by inclination. I feel a great thirst for knowledge and an impatient eagerness to advance, also satisfaction at each progressive step. There was a time when I thought that all this could constitute the honor of humanity, and I despised the mob, which knows nothing about it. Rousseau set me straight. This dazzling excellence vanishes; I learn to honor men, and would consider myself much less useful than common laborers if I did not believe that this consideration could give all the others a value, to establish the rights of humanity.

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„I have a passion for reform, for the progress of man and society. I cannot stand the feeling of being useless.“

—  Jacques Delors French economist and politician 1925

L'Unité d'un Homme (November 1994), quoted in The Times (21 November 1994), p. 11
President of the European Commission

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„I always feel I have to apologize to my friends who are Republicans because they’ve basically lost their party.“

—  Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934

The Humanist interview (2012)
Context: This war against women started a long time ago with old Democrats who took over the Republican Party, which was, before that, the very first to support the Equal Rights Amendment. Even when the National Women’s Political Caucus started, there was a whole Republican feminist entity. But beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, right-wing Democrats like Jesse Helms began to leave the Democratic Party and gradually take over the GOP.
So I always feel I have to apologize to my friends who are Republicans because they’ve basically lost their party. Ronald Reagan couldn’t get nominated today because he was supportive of immigrant rights. Barry Goldwater was pro-choice. George H. W. Bush supported Planned Parenthood. No previous Republicans except for George W. Bush would be acceptable to the people who now run the GOP. They are not Republicans. They are the American version of the Taliban. … They’ve taken over one of our two great parties. This causes people to wrongly think that the country is equally divided but if we look at the public opinion polls, it isn’t. So, I can’t think of anything more crucial than real Republicans taking back the GOP.

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„I have learned, I am not a child and I have learned that… when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry. And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.“

—  Uma Thurman American actress and model 1970

"Uma Thurman on Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct in Hollywood: 'When I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/11/05/uma-thurman-harvey-weinstein-sexual-misconduct-hollywoodwhen/, Telegraph Reporters, Telegraph, 5 November 2017.

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„Given this optimistic nature, I feel this way even now when I am past sixty.“

—  Stanislaw Ulam Polish-American mathematician 1909 - 1984

Source: Adventures of a Mathematician - Third Edition (1991), Chapter 10, Back At Los Alamos, p. 208
Context: I was still very hopeful that much work lay ahead of me. Perhaps because much of what I had worked on or thought about had not yet been put into writing, I felt I still had things in reserve. Given this optimistic nature, I feel this way even now when I am past sixty.

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„I know not what I could have been, but feel
I am not what I should be — let it end.“

—  George Gordon Byron, Sardanapalus

Act IV, scene 1.
Sardanapalus (1821)
Context: I am the very slave of circumstance
And impulse — borne away with every breath!
Misplaced upon the throne — misplaced in life.
I know not what I could have been, but feel
I am not what I should be — let it end.

Anaïs Nin photo

„When I am most deeply rooted, I feel the wildest desire to uproot myself.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

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