— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
„This transformation of competition into monopoly is one of the most important—if not the most important—phenomena of modern capitalist economy“
— Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: Full Text of 1916 Edition
„Acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method, and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility.“
— William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919
As quoted in The Book of Unusual Quotations (1957) by Rudolf Franz Flesch, p. 122.
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
— Ansel Adams American photographer and environmentalist 1902 - 1984
— Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 до н.э.
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
„The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.“
— Charles Eames American designer, half of duo the Eames 1907 - 1978
„Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.“
— Jonathan Edwards, A careful & strict inquiry into the modern prevailing notions of that freedom of the will, which is supposed to be essential to moral agency, virtue & vice, reward & punishment, praise & blame...
„I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.“
— John D. Rockefeller American business magnate and philanthropist 1839 - 1937
Context: I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. As quoted in How They Succeeded (1901) by Orison Swett Marden
„We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.“
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
This is attributed to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in The Joy of Kindness (1993), by Robert J. Furey, p. 138; but it is attributed to G. I. Gurdjieff in Beyond Prophecies and Predictions: Everyone's Guide To The Coming Changes (1993) by Moira Timms, p. 62; neither cite a source. It was widely popularized by Wayne Dyer, who often quotes it in his presentations, crediting it to Chardin, as does Stephen Covey in Living the 7 Habits : Stories of Courage and Inspiration (2000), p. 47 I spent a lot of time looking for this quote in all of Chardin' books and did not find it. That is the problem with the Internet, people simply copy and paste, therefore, it is our responsibility to keep an eye on errors of this kind. Be always careful to verify quotations that do not show a source (book/magazine, and page number, etc.) Variant: We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. The above "quotation" can be considered a paraphrase of Hegel's dictum that matter is spirit fallen into a state of self-otherness.