— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
André Breton or the Quest of the Beginning
Alternating Current (1967)
— André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
Source: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
— Johan Derksen football player 1949
On VVD politician Mark Rutte, Nieuwe Revue (2007-09-03)
Original: (nl) Die hbs-scholier die we hebben heeft goede ideeën, maar komt niet geloofwaardig over. Ik denk dat er eerst een wijf overheen moet voor hij volwassen wordt.
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Niebla [Mist] (1914)
Context: Whenever a man talks he lies, and so far as he talks to himself — that is to say, so far as he thinks, knowing that he thinks — he lies to himself. The only truth in human life is that which is physiological. Speech — this thing that they call a social product — was made for lying.
— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
Source: The Immoralist
Source: As a Man Thinketh
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC
James Legge, translation (1893)
The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.
The virtuous man is driven by responsibility, the non-virtuous man is driven by profit. [by 朱冀平]
The Analects, Chapter I, Chapter IV
— Christopher Wood (writer) English writer 1935 - 2015
Wood, Christopher. James Bond, The Spy I Loved. Twenty First Century Publishers Ltd, 2006, pg. 58-59.
— Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
In Ethical Religion, (Madras: S. Ganesan, 1922), p. 62 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015002732066?urlappend=%3Bseq=66
Variant: A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
— George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
On George W. Bush
Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)