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Benjamin Disraeli photo

„There is no index of character so sure as the voice.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Bk. II, Ch. 1.
Books, Coningsby (1844), Tancred (1847)

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Isaac D'Israeli, Curiosities of Literature, "Quotation".
Misattributed, Isaac D'Israeli
Variant: The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, pt. 10, ch. 3.

C.G. Jung photo

„Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted…“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Moshe Chaim Luzzatto photo
John of the Cross photo

„Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.“

—  John of the Cross Spanish mystic and Roman Catholic saint 1542 - 1591

The Sayings of Light and Love

Franz Kafka photo
Annie Dillard photo
Sarah Egerton photo

„We will our Rights in Learning's World maintain,
Wit's Empire, now, shall know a Female Reign.“

—  Sarah Egerton English actress 1782 - 1847

Source: The Emulation (1703), Lines 32–33

Gavrilo Princip photo

„There is no need to carry me to another prison. My life is already ebbing away. I suggest that you nail me to a cross and burn me alive. My flaming body will be a torch to light my people on their path to freedom.“

—  Gavrilo Princip Bosnian assassin 1894 - 1918

Said to the prison warden on being moved to another prison; as quoted by Borivoje Jevtic (1914)

Daniel Kahneman photo

„Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, book Thinking, Fast and Slow

Source: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011), Chapter 19, "The illusion of understanding", page 201 (ISBN 9780141033570).

Alhazen photo

„A warrior doesn't need personal history. One day, he finds it is no longer necessary for him, and he drops it.“

—  Carlos Castaneda, book The Wheel of Time

Source: The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe], (1998), Quotations from "Journey to Ixtlan" (Chapter 8)

Spike Jonze photo

„The past is just a story we tell ourselves.“

—  Spike Jonze American director and actor 1969

Source: her

Camille Paglia photo
William Blake photo

„I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.“

—  William Blake, A Poison Tree

A Poison Tree, st. 1
1790s, Songs of Experience (1794)

Shavkat Mirziyoyev photo

„Life is a struggle, a competition. Who will be strong in this fight? The one who is smart, educated, works hard. Today, young people should feel the attention of our state, read a lot, increase their knowledge and continue to develop.“

—  Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan (2016-present) 1957

"Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Every young man is as dear to me as to his parents" in UZ Daily (4 February 2021)

Richard Dawkins photo

„Such delusions of grandeur to think that a God with a hundred billion galaxies on his mind would give a tuppenny damn who you sleep with, or indeed whether you believe in him.“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941

Richard Dawkins debates Rowan Williams (2013)

Jani Allan photo

„Dressing with style is akin to issuing a manifesto; dressing fashionably is like signing a petition.“

—  Jani Allan South African columnist and broadcaster 1952

Grigori Rasputin photo

„God has seen your tears and heard your prayers. Fear not, the child will not die.“

—  Grigori Rasputin Russian mystic 1869 - 1916

As quoted in the opening of The Chalice of Immortality - Page xi - Google Books Result

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Arthur Conan Doyle photo
Arthur Conan Doyle166
Scottish physician and author 1859 - 1930
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Victor Hugo308
French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
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English singer 1959
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American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
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