„"I knew that before you were born." Let him who would instruct a wiser man consider this as said to himself.“
— Phaedrus, книга Fables
Book V, fable 9, line 4.
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
This was attributed to Stevenson without reference in 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas (2006) by Donna Ingham, p. 92. It was also attributed without reference in "Reporters' Notebook", The Buffalo News, September 24, 1992. No closer connection to Stevenson has been found.
„The only thing I knew to do was to pray. “Lord, if I’m going to be rescued,” I said out loud, “please let me know.”“
— Abby Sunderland Camera Assistant, Inspirational Speaker and Sailor 1993
Источник: Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas (2011), p. 175
„The wheat bought by a farmer to sow is comparatively a fixed capital to the wheat purchased by a baker to make into loaves.“
— David Ricardo British political economist, broker and politician 1772 - 1823
Источник: The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1821) (Third Edition), Chapter I, Section IV, On Value, p. 19
„LORD ILLINGWORTH: The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.
MRS ALLONBY: And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.“
— Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
Источник: A Woman of No Importance
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Источник: 1850s, Practice in Christianity (September 1850), p. 34
Контексте: When God chooses to let himself be born in lowliness, when he who holds all possibilities in his hand takes upon himself the form of a lowly servant, when he goes about defenseless and lets people do with him what they will, he surely must know well enough what he is doing and why he wills it; but for all that it is he who has people in his power and not they who have power over him-so history ought not play Mr. Malapert http://www.archive.org/stream/villagedialogue01hillgoog#page/n121/mode/1up by this wanting to make manifest who he was.
„If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„Lord, I ascribe it to thy grace,
And not to chance as others do,
That I was born of Christian race,
And not a Heathen, or a Jew.“
— Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748
Song 6: "Praise for the Gospel".
1710s, Divine Songs Attempted in the Easy Language of Children (1715)
— Katherine Paterson, книга Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia (1977)
„Here and there a cotter's babe is royal—born by right divine;
Here and there my lord is lower than his oxen or his swine.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886)
— Benjamin Graham American investor 1894 - 1976
Part II, Chapter V, Reservoir System and Commodities, p. 72
Storage and Stability (1937)
— Hannah Flagg Gould American writer 1788 - 1865
— Ovid Roman poet -43 - 17 до н.э.