Source: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
„Paris is well worth a mass.“
Paris vaut bien une messe.
500 citations de culture générale, p. 28 https://books.google.com/books?id=pBQMTdLS_wUC&pg=PA28
Paris vaut bien une messe.
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
The French attribute this to the painter Nicolas Poussin (born 15 June 1594) "Ce qui vaut la peine d'être fait vaut la peine d'être bien fait"
— Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000
Eros and the Eschaton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_WW9z0_Eu0& lecture (1994)
— William Beebe American ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, and explorer 1877 - 1962
As quoted in On Aggression by Konrad Lorenz (1963)
— Angela Carter English novelist 1940 - 1992
Expletives Deleted: Selected Writings (1992).
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
„You must master the vices. You know that if a thing is worth doing it's worth doing well. If, however, a thing is not worth doing then it's worth doing fabulously, amazingly, with grace, style and panache.“
— Isla Dewar Scottish novelist who died in 2021 1946 - 2021
Women Talking Dirty
— Michel Chossudovsky Canadian economist 1946
Source: The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order - Second Edition - (2003), Chapter 10, India: The IMF'S "Indirect Rule", p. 155
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1850s, Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850), Downing Street (April 1, 1850)
Context: a man of Intellect, of real and not sham Intellect, is by the nature of him likewise inevitably a man of nobleness, a man of courage, rectitude, pious strength; who, even because he is and has been loyal to the Laws of this Universe, is initiated into discernment of the same; to this hour a Missioned of Heaven; whom if men follow, it will be well with them; whom if men do not follow, it will not be well. Human Intellect, if you consider it well, is the exact summary of Human Worth; and the essence of all worth-ships and worships is reverence for that same.
Source: Walk Two Moons
— José de San Martín Argentine general and independence leader 1778 - 1850
Una derrota peleada vale más que una victoria casual.
100 Masones Su Palabra (2010)
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
Robert Fulghum : Philosopher King
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
„English is a language of mass destruction. Lady Macbeth is a queen of mass destruction. Lear is a king of mass destruction. Hamlet is a prince of mass destruction. Shakespeare is a bard of mass destruction. And Moby Dick is a whale of mass destruction. Why are you a culture of death and destruction? Why do you obliterate villages, cities, and civilizations with your language of mass destruction? Is the destruction worth the destruction? For what purpose did you destroy my language? To impose the sovereignty of your rule of law with weapons of mass destruction—to then say: --I offer you my lifesaver. Now, we can communicate in the same language. English only, please.“
United States of Banana (2011)
Source: Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
Source: 1880s, Personal Memoirs of General U. S. Grant (1885), Ch. 41.
Context: There was no time during the rebellion when I did not think, and often say, that the South was more to be benefited by its defeat than the North. The latter had the people, the institutions, and the territory to make a great and prosperous nation. The former was burdened with an institution abhorrent to all civilized people not brought up under it, and one which degraded labor, kept it in ignorance, and enervated the governing class. With the outside world at war with this institution, they could not have extended their territory. The labor of the country was not skilled, nor allowed to become so. The whites could not toil without becoming degraded, and those who did were denominated 'poor white trash.' The system of labor would have soon exhausted the soil and left the people poor. The non-slaveholders would have left the country, and the small slaveholder must have sold out to his more fortunate neighbor. Soon the slaves would have outnumbered the masters, and, not being in sympathy with them, would have risen in their might and exterminated them. The war was expensive to the South as well as to the North, both in blood and treasure, but it was worth all it cost.
„It is not worth to play a production almost so well as it had been played once. It is worth to play such kind of it, which had not been played ever and that production will be played by you the best.“
— Róbert Puzsér hungarian publicist 1974
Quotes from him, Csillag születik (talent show between 2011-2012)
Original: (hu) Nem érdemes majdnem olyan jól eljátszani egy számot, ahogyan már egyszer el van játszva. Érdemes egy olyat eljátszani, ami még soha nem játszott el senki, és azt a számot ti fogjátok a legjobban eljátszani.
Act 4 http://books.google.com/books?id=YI8iwzZhl6AC&q=%22what+the+hell+was+it+I+wanted+to+buy+I+wonder+that+was+worth+well+no+matter+it's+a+late+day+for+regrets%22&pg=PT133#v=onepage
Long Day's Journey into Night (1955)