— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
„Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.“
On the parents of her husband, in The Christian Science Monitor (2 July 1974)
— Ruben Vergara Meersohn Entrepreneur 1991
Speech at BEST Podgorica's forum for Entrepreneurs, 7 July 2017.
„I like the assumption that everyone is trying his best, and we should all just be kind to each other.“
— Christina Baker Kline American writer 1964
Источник: Orphan Train
„The old phrase, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"*, represents a true ideal. It is best for the people as a whole. It is even more clearly the best for the development of the individual man and woman. And since in the end, the character and the prosperity of the nation depend on the character of the individuals that compose it, the form of government which best promotes individual development is the best for the people as a whole.“
— Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood lawyer, politician and diplomat in the United Kingdom 1864 - 1958
Quoting Abraham Lincoln
The Future of Civilization (1938)
Контексте: In some states of society it may even be that a form of dictatorship is necessary. No doubt in the hands of an able man it may possibly be more efficient than a democratic form of administration. But in the end, I am confident that a free government is best for free people. The old phrase, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"*, represents a true ideal. It is best for the people as a whole. It is even more clearly the best for the development of the individual man and woman. And since in the end, the character and the prosperity of the nation depend on the character of the individuals that compose it, the form of government which best promotes individual development is the best for the people as a whole.
— Josef Mengele Nazi officer and physician 1911 - 1979
As quoted in Defy the darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele (2000) by Joe Rosenblum and David Kohn, p. 192
„My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
Вариант: My Mama used to tell me if u can’t find something to live for, you best find something to die for.
Источник: Resurrection, 1971-1996
„This is for my peoples who just lost somebody,
your best friend, your baby, your man or your lady,
put your hand way up high,
we will never say bye,
mamas, daddies, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins,
this is for my peoples who lost their grandmothers,
lift your head to the sky,
cause we will never say bye.“
— Mariah Carey American singer-songwriter 1970
"Bye Bye", "E=MC²", 2008
— John Derbyshire writer 1945
Источник: Derb Quotes https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/derb-quotes-john-derbyshire/, National Review, November 20, 2003.
„Mama was a looker,
Lord, how she shined.
Papa was a good'n,
But the jealous kind.
Papa loved Mama;
Mama loved men.
Mama's in the graveyard;
Papa's in the pen.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Papa Loved Mama, written by Kim Williams and G. Brooks.
Song lyrics, Ropin' the Wind (1991)
„We pride ourselves on trying to put on the best show we can and we're not afraid to say that we happen to be the best live band in the world“
— Billie Joe Armstrong American singer and guitarist 1972
Reported in Q Magazine interview - Jan 2015
— James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006
Pop Chronicles: Show 51 - The Soul Reformation: Phase three, soul music at the summit. (Part 7) https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19832/m1/#track/5, recorded 1.7.1970 http://archive.is/w3aj.
— Robert Nozick, книга Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Источник: Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974), Ch. 10 : A Framework for Utopia; The Framework, p. 310
Контексте: Wittgenstein, Elizabeth Taylor, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Merton, Yogi Berra, Allen Ginsberg, Harry Wolfson, Thoreau, Casey Stengel, The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Picasso, Moses, Einstein, Hugh Hefner, Socrates, Henry Ford, Lenny Bruce, Baba Ram Dass, Gandhi, Sir Edmund Hillary, Raymond Lubitz, Buddha, Frank Sinatra, Columbus, Freud, Norman Mailer, Ayn Rand, Baron Rothschild, Ted Williams, Thomas Edison, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Ellison, Bobby Fischer, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, you, and your parents. Is there really one kind of life which is best for each of these people?
„No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is both the best feature of marriage and the worst, that it inevitably changes.“
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Источник: Love in the Afternoon
„America used to live by the motto "Father Knows Best." Now we're lucky if "Father Knows He Has Children." We've become a nation of sperm donors and baby daddies.“
— Stephen Colbert, книга I Am America (And So Can You!)
Источник: I Am America
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
„Truth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth.“
— Zoroaster Persian prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism
Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 27, 14.
„Everyone wanted to be the best. Best student. Best servant. Best Christian. They got caught up in it, pressing and pushing until they forgot whom it was they were trying to please.“
— Francine Rivers, книга The Atonement Child
Источник: The Atonement Child
„He has called on the best that was in us. There was no such thing as half-trying. Whether it was running a race or catching a football, competing in school—we were to try. And we were to try harder than anyone else. We might not be the best, and none of us were, but we were to make the effort to be the best. "After you have done the best you can", he used to say, "the hell with it."“
— Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968
Tribute to his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, read at Joseph Kennedy's funeral by Senator Ted Kennedy, November 20, 1969. Reported in Congressional Record (25 November 1969), vol. 115, p. 35877