„Conservatives are fond of telling us what a wonderful, happy, prosperous nation this is. The only thing that matches their love of country is the remarkable indifference they show toward the people who live in it.“
1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, Hidden Holocaust,USA, p. 2
Dirty truths (1996), first edition
„By cultivating friendliness towards happiness and compassion towards misery, gladness towards virtue and indifference towards vice, the mind becomes pure.“
— Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Source: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Source: Pride and Prejudice (1813)
„We say an oath that we are a nation of liberty and justice for all, but that’s just words. It’s a civic faith, but I’m one of these people that says before you, "tell me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people." Well, how are we living our civic gospel? How are we living our civic gospel that demands for us to reject the normalcy of injustice, the normalcy of apathy, the normalcy of indifference, and rise to the higher ground of activism, of engagement, of love?“
— Cory Booker 35th Class 2 senator for New Jersey in U.S. Congress 1969
„It's a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. It's an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity. It's an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, June, Speech about the Orlando Shooting (June 13, 2016)
„Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.“
— Patañjali ancient Indian scholar(s) of grammar and linguistics, of yoga, of medical treatises -200 - -150 BC
Patanjali, in Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide http://books.google.co.in/books?id=AEo58-ihNygC&pg=PA205, p. 205.
— John Powell American Jesuit priest 1645 - 1713
„To gaze with looks of wonderment,
And to serve all that lives, still or moving.
This is to know what love is.
He knows who lives it.“
— Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
Quotes drawn from the poem "What is Love?"
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
„My honorable task is to strengthen the authority of our country in the world. I would be glad if other states respected us for showing understanding, tolerance and love for peace. I would be happy if Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama of Tibet could visit our country before the elections, if only for a day. I would be happy if our friendly relations with all nations were strengthened. I would be happy if we succeeded before the elections in establishing diplomatic relations with the Vatican and Israel.“
— Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011
New Year's Address to the Nation (1990)
„We must have friendship for all; we must be merciful toward those that are in misery; when people are happy, we ought to be happy; and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— Abdourahman A. Waberi Djiboutian writer 1965
A contribution for the WikiAfrica Literature Project
„Shower the people you love with love.
Show them the way that you feel.
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will (do as I say, yeah).
Shower the people you love with love.
Show them the way that you feel.
Things are gonna be much better if you only will.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
"Shower the People"
Song lyrics, In the Pocket (1976)
„It's been more than a show. It's been a wonderful support group. It's a group of people that love each other, that come together every day to try to make America laugh. What better thing is there to do than that?“
— Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969
Gail Pennington (May 2, 2004) "Farewell, "Friends": Sitcom's Finale on Thursday Night May Draw Up to 85 Million Viewers", The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. F1.