— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
„Perhaps it is not true that “a man becomes what he dreams”; but if he does not dream, what kind of a man is he?“
— Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941
This quote is itself quoting Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman in the film Grey Owl (1999)
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004), Quotes - Zitate - Citations - Citazioni
„A good novelist does not lead his characters, he follows them. A good novelist does not create events, he watches them happen and then writes down what he sees.“
— Stephen King, книга Finders Keepers
Источник: Finders Keepers
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— TotalBiscuit British game commentator 1984 - 2018
WTF Is…? series, Guise of the Wolf (January 26, 2014)
— Susan Elizabeth Phillips American writer 1948
Источник: Match Me If You Can
„True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.“
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
— Isabel Allende, книга Inés of My Soul
Источник: Inés of My Soul
„But what man does out of despair, is not necessarily a key to his character. I have always thought that the real key is in that which he seeks for his enjoyment.“
— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
„A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only himself can damage that. His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.“
— John Bartholomew Gough Anglo-American temperance orator 1817 - 1886
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 46.
„Truth does not need argument, agreement, theories or beliefs. There is only one test for it and that is to ask yourself 'Is the statement true or false in my experience?“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
„When one maintains his proper attitude in life, he does not long after externals. What would you have, O man?“
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Book I, ch. 21.
— Aldo Leopold, книга A Sand County Almanac
“February: Good Oak”, p. 8.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "January Thaw", "February: Good Oak" & "March: The Geese Return"
„No matter what he does, one always forgives him. It does not depend upon looks, either – although this actual person is abominably good-looking – it does not depend upon intelligence or character or – anything – as you say, it is just "it."“
— Elinor Glyn British novelist and scriptwriter 1864 - 1943
The Man and the Moment (1914), ch. 7.
„The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man's real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. Man's search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end.“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
Abide as the Self
— Cyril Connolly, книга The Unquiet Grave
Part II: Te Palinure Petens (p. 64)
The Unquiet Grave (1944)
— P.G. Wodehouse English author 1881 - 1975
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Вариант: The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
— Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942
— Graham Greene, книга The Ministry of Fear
Источник: The Ministry of Fear