— William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
Источник: Vanity Fair
— Aristotle, книга Politics
Book VIII, 5, 1339a
„I thought it was her wicked stepmother who poisoned her…'
'… Turned out the wicked stepmother had an alibi.'
'… Seems she was off poisoning someone else at the time. Chance in a million, really. It was just bad luck.“
— John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
Источник: The Book of Lost Things
„It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, where Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.“
— Alice Meynell English publisher, editor, writer, poet, activist 1847 - 1922
"The Colour of Life" in The Colour of Life and Other Essays on Things Seen and Heard (London: John Lane, 1896), p. 4.
„This country is merciless to good small talents. A writer who doesn't take chances and swing for the fences (whether or not he has a prayer of reaching them) is less than a man.“
— Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
"Letters of E. B. White" (1976), p. 251
The Good Word & Other Words (1978)
„The Mojave is a big desert and a frightening one. It’s as though nature tested a man for endurance and constancy to prove whether he was good enough to get to California.“
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)
„Apart from the fact there is no normal standard of health, nobody has proved that man is necessarily cheerful by nature. And further, man, by the very fact of being man, of possessing consciousness, is, in comparison with the ass or the crab, a diseased animal. Consciousness is a disease.“
— Miguel de Unamuno, книга The Tragic Sense of Life
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), I : The Man of Flesh and Bone
„Our result thus far is, that determinism and freedom, when justly thought out, are in idea entirely reconcilable. Determinism proves to need no fatalistic meaning, but to be, possibly enough, simply the definite order characteristic of intelligence; while so far from freedom's being indeterminism, chance, or caprice, these are seen to be incompatible with it, and freedom proves to be, like determinism, the spontaneous definiteness of active intelligence.“
— George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916
Источник: The Limits of Evolution, and Other Essays, Illustrating the Metaphysical Theory of Personal Ideaalism (1905), The Harmony of Determinism and Freedom, p.324
„Common man has at long last got himself so far out of gear with nature and his environment that he is beginning to see the shape of extinction, whether he recognizes it as such or not.“
— Philip Wylie American writer 1902 - 1971
Источник: Generation of Vipers (1942), p. 116
„Man is not fully conditioned and determined but rather determines himself whether he gives in to conditions or stands up to them.“
— Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997
„Montserrat Caballé is sensational. She has that same kind of emotion as Aretha Franklin. The way she delivers a song is so very natural. It's a very different gift.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
"I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985).
— Charles Bukowski, книга Hollywood
„Never having had either positive cruelty or kindness shown to her by her parents, but only an indifference, she was not conscious of what it was that she missed—affection.“
— Mervyn Peake, книга Titus Groan
Источник: Titus Groan (1946), Chapter 37 “The Grotto” (p. 211)
„As a genius of construction man raises himself far above the bee in the following way: whereas the bee builds with wax that he gathers from nature, man builds with the far more delicate conceptual material which he first has to manufacture from himself.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense (1873)
„Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from.“
— Honoré de Balzac, книга Une fille d'Ève
Источник: A Daughter of Eve (1839), Ch. 3: The Story of a Happy Woman.
„The electrical, the magnetic element in Woman has not been fairly brought out at any period. Everything might be expected from it; she has far more of it than Man.“
— Margaret Fuller, книга Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845)
Контексте: The electrical, the magnetic element in Woman has not been fairly brought out at any period. Everything might be expected from it; she has far more of it than Man. This is commonly expressed by saying that her intuitions are more rapid and more correct. You will often see men of high intellect absolutely stupid in regard to the atmospheric changes, the fine invisible links which connect the forms of life around them, while common women, if pure and modest, so that a vulgar self do not overshadow the mental eye, will seize and delineate these with unerring discrimination.
Women who combine this organization with creative genius are very commonly unhappy at present. They see too much to act in conformity with those around them, and their quick impulses seem folly to those who do not discern the motives. This is an usual effect of the apparition of genius, whether in Man or Woman, but is more frequent with regard to the latter, because a harmony, an obvious order and self-restraining decorum, is most expected from her.
Then women of genius, even more than men, are likely to be enslaved by an impassioned sensibility. The world repels them more rudely, and they are of weaker bodily frame.
Those who seem overladen with electricity frighten those around them.
„No man has ever been so far advanced by Fortune that she did not threaten him as greatly as she had previously indulged him.“
— Seneca the Younger, книга Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter IV: On the terrors of death
„It is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act.“
— Stanley Milgram Social psychologist 1933 - 1984
Источник: Obedience to Authority : An Experimental View (1974), p. 205
Контексте: The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act.