„Who trusts to others for his food,
Waits long e’er he be satisfied.“
Chi per l’altrui mani
S’imbocca, tardi si satolla.
— Giovanni Maria Cecchi, Le Rappresentazion di Tobia, Act I., Scene III. — (Samuella). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 269.
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
„So long as we believe in our heart of hearts that our capacity is limited and we grow anxious and unhappy, we are lacking in faith. One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.“
— Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 до н.э.
„Very often in everyday life one sees that by losing one's temper with someone who has already lost his, one does not gain anything but only sets out upon the path of stupidity. He who has enough self-control to stand firm at the moment when the other person is in a temper, wins in the end. It is not he who has spoken a hundred words aloud who has won; it is he who has perhaps spoken only one word.“
— Hazrat Inayat Khan, Mastery through Accomplishment
„The hole in one's heart gets filled by others around you. Friends won't flock to someone who abandons the memory of his friends and gives up on the world just because things don't go the way he wants them to. That won't help fill the hole in your heart. And people won't help those who run away and do nothing. As long as you don't give up, there will always be salvation.“
— Hatake Kakashi fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
Context: I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me "I love you." … There is an African saying which is: "Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt." The Distinguished Annie Clark Tanner Lecture, 16th-annual Families Alive Conference, Weber State University, May 8, 1997 - [http://departments.weber.edu/chfam/familiesalive/angelouspeech.html3 Full text online at weber.edu]
„He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
[dies slowly... ]“
— Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems
Poem "Muere lentamente" (Dying Slowly), wrongly attributed to Pablo Neruda. See [http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=325275&CategoryId=14094 "Fake Pablo Neruda Poem Spreads on Internet"] by Ana Mendoza, Latin American Herald Tribune (12 January 2009).
„Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
— Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944
— Tennessee Williams American playwright 1911 - 1983