„So it was that Lone came to know himself; and like the handful of people who have done so before him he found, at this pinnacle, the rugged foot of a mountain.“
Source: More Than Human (1953), Chapter 1, p. 60
One Minute Wisdom (1989)
Context: A disciple was one day recalling how Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed were branded as rebels and heretics by their contemporaries.
Said the Master, Nobody can be said to have attained the pinnacle of Truth until a thousand sincere people have denounced him for blasphemy.
Source: More Than Human (1953), Chapter 1, p. 60
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC
The Analects, The Doctrine of the Mean
Context: Sincerity is the way of Heaven. The attainment of sincerity is the way of men. He who possesses sincerity is he who, without an effort, hits what is right, and apprehends, without the exercise of thought — he is the sage who naturally and easily embodies the right way. He who attains to sincerity is he who chooses what is good, and firmly holds it fast. To this attainment there are requisite the extensive study of what is good, accurate inquiry about it, careful reflection on it, the clear discrimination of it, and the earnest practice of it.
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
(Referring to marriage). As quoted in Moglen, Helen (1984) Charlotte Brontë: the self conceived, University of Wisconsin Press, p. 235
— Elizabeth Prentiss American musician, hymnwriter 1818 - 1878
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 603.
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
— Auguste Rodin French sculptor 1840 - 1917
RODIN, AUGUSTE. L'Art. Entretiens réunis par Paul Gsell, 1911
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
2000s, The Sacred Warrior (2000)
Context: His philosophy of Satyagraha is both a personal and a social struggle to realize the Truth, which he identifies as God, the Absolute Morality. He seeks this Truth, not in isolation, self-centeredly, but with the people. He said, "I want to find God, and because I want to find God, I have to find God along with other people. I don't believe I can find God alone. If I did, I would be running to the Himalayas to find God in some cave there. But since I believe that nobody can find God alone, I have to work with people. I have to take them with me. Alone I can't come to Him."
— Deng Feng-Zhou Chinese poet, Local history writer, Taoist Neidan academics and Environmentalist. 1949
"Occasional thoughts" (偶感)
Source: Deng Feng-Zhou, "Deng Feng-Zhou Classical Chinese Poetry Anthology". Volume 6, Tainan, 2018: 88.
Source: Pebble in the Sky
— Abu Bakr First Muslim Caliph and a companion of Muhammad 573 - 634
After assuming the office of Caliph, Abu Bakr's first address was as follows, quoted in Tareekh Ibn Kathir, Vol. 6, p. 305-306, As quoted in Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (1983) by Martin Lings, p. 344
— Benjamin Spock American pediatrician and author of Baby and Child Care 1903 - 1998
Associated Press interview (1992)
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
On resigning his membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ (31 May 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/us/politics/01obama.html?bl&ex=1212465600&en=88997ad25a4ddba4&ei=5087%0A
— J. Edgar Hoover American law enforcement officer and first director of the FBI 1895 - 1972
"What I Would Tell a Son," Family Weekly (14 July 1963).
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887)
Context: Blasphemy is what an old mistake says of a newly discovered truth.
Blasphemy is what a withered last year's leaf says to a this year's bud.
Blasphemy is the bulwark of religious prejudice.
Blasphemy is the breastplate of the heartless.
And let me say now, that the crime of blasphemy, as set out in this statute, is impossible. No man can blaspheme a book. No man can commit blasphemy by telling his honest thought. No man can blaspheme a God, or a Holy Ghost, or a Son of God. The Infinite cannot be blasphemed.
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Source: Secrets of a Summer Night
— Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798
Memoirs (trans. Machen 1894), book 1, Preface http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/c/casanova/c33m/preface2.html
— Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963
Part IV: America, London http://books.google.com/books?lr=&id=iy0SkXPxsF8C&q=%22Proverbs+are+always+platitudes+until+you+have+personally+experienced+the+truth+of+them%22&pg=PA207#v=onepage, Jesting Pilate: The Diary of a Journey, (1926)
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
2015, Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole (2015)