Religio Medici (1643), Part II
„No, come to think of it, I don't think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to.“
— Robert Smith (musician) English singer, songwriter and musician 1959
Spin magazine 1989
„Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern — why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be?“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On the Fear of Death"
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822)
„Give us back our suffering, we cry to Heaven in our hearts — suffering rather than indifferentism; for out of nothing comes nothing. But out of suffering may come the cure. Better have pain than paralysis!“
— Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910
Context: Give us back our suffering, we cry to Heaven in our hearts — suffering rather than indifferentism; for out of nothing comes nothing. But out of suffering may come the cure. Better have pain than paralysis! A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore!
„In the end we are all caught in devices of our own making. I believe that. In the end we are all caught.“
Source: Full Dark, No Stars
— Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929 - 2016
Context: Only from our stories can we discover that our stories have come to an end, otherwise we would go on living as if there were still something for us to continue (our stories, for example); that is, we would go on living in error.
„But some of our moral behaviors, if not sentiments, almost certainly evolved. Evidence for that comes from finding parallels between the behavior of our own species and that of our relatives.“
Source: Faith vs. Fact (2015), p. 171
Source: The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), Ch. 19
„Philosophy is certainly the medicine of the soul. Its aid is to be sought not from without, as in diseases of the body; and we must labour with all our resources and with all our strength to cure ourselves.“
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 BC
Book III, Chapter III; translation by Walter Miller
Tusculanae Disputationes – Tusculan Disputations (45 BC)
Original: (la) Est profecto animi medicina, philosophia; cuius auxilium non ut in corporis morbis petendum est foris, omnibusque opibus viribus, ut nosmet ipsi nobis mederi possimus, elaborandum est.
„We are not the same people that we have been, either in our social characteristics, in our patriotic sentiments, or in the tone of our moral and religious feelings.“
— Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury British politician 1830 - 1903
Speech at the Oxford Union (February 1850), from H. A. Morrah, The Oxford Union. 1823-1923 (1923), p. 139
„We all come into the world with baggage which, in the end, we have no hope of reclaiming, The main item in mine was my father.“
— Robert Hughes Australian critic, historian, writer 1938 - 2012
Things I Didn't Know (2006)
„And so it is that we come to the end of our journey through the periodic table not with a bang, but with a committee.“
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe p. 233