„The teacher does best, not when he explains, but when he impels his pupils to seek themselves the explanation.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Источник: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 31
— Aristotle, книга Nicomachean Ethics
Book IX, 1168b.1
Variants: My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox in America--that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. At any rate, this is how it seemed to young George Webber, who was never so assured of his purpose as when he was going somewhere on a train. And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there. It was only when he got there that his homelessness began.“
— Thomas Wolfe, книга You Can't Go Home Again
Book I, Ch. 5: The Hidden Terror
You Can't Go Home Again (1940)
„It is certain that this is not only good which the Almighty has done, but that it is best; He hath reckoned all your steps to heaven.“
— Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 276.
— Paulo Coelho, книга The Alchemist
Источник: The Alchemist
„When a person tells others “Be good”, he conveys to his hearers the feeling that he is good and they are not.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
"How to Love God" (12 September 1954) http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/lovegod.html <!-- Also in The Path of Love (1986) -->
Контексте: When a person tells others “Be good”, he conveys to his hearers the feeling that he is good and they are not. When he says “Be brave, honest and pure”, he conveys to his hearers the feeling that the speaker himself is all that, while they are cowards, dishonest and unclean.
To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.
If, instead of seeing faults in others we look within ourselves we are loving God.
„The best way to manage people, he thought, was to convince them that you were good for their careers. He further believed that the only way to get people to believe that you were good for their careers was actually to be good for their careers.“
— Michael Lewis, книга Flash Boys
Источник: Flash Boys (2014), p. 26
„I have that honour for him as to believe that he wrote good sense; and therefore take that sense to be his which is the best.“
— Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727
Isaac Newton, cited in The Watchtower magazine, 1977, 4/15.
„Blair likes to say that his party is best when it is bold. So is he--and when he has an unconflicted view of the right and wrong of an issue.“
— Irwin Stelzer American economist and columnist 1932
Letter from Londonistan (2005)
„He is a driver with talent, ability and maturity, he manages to finish all his races. My record is going to be in good hands.“
— Fernando Alonso Spanish racing driver 1981
Emerson Fittipaldi, after Alonso took his record as Formula One's youngest champion. http://www.theage.com.au/news/motorsport/former-recordholder-hails-alonso/2005/09/26/1127586768600.html
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Manuscript poem, as a teenager (ca. 1824–1826) http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/prespoetry/al.html#1, in "Lincoln as Poet" at Library of Congress : Presidents as Poets http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/prespoetry/al.html also in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953) edited by Roy. P. Basler, Vol. 1
„But he was not the man to go about telling his neighbors that he was in error. And so people said he had no respect for the gods of the clan. His enemies said that his good fortune had gone to his head.“
— Chinua Achebe, книга Things Fall Apart
Источник: Things Fall Apart (1958), Chapter 4 (p. 32)
„It was this vision that gave him his great power, for when he went into a fight, he had only to think of that world to be in it again, so that he could go through anything and not be hurt.“
— Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950
Контексте: Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one. He was on his horse in that world, and the horse and himself on it and the trees and the grass and the stones and everything were made of spirit, and nothing was hard, and everything seemed to float. His horse was standing still there, and yet it danced around like a horse made only of shadow, and that is how he got his name, which does not mean that his horse was crazy or wild, but that in his vision it danced around in that queer way.
It was this vision that gave him his great power, for when he went into a fight, he had only to think of that world to be in it again, so that he could go through anything and not be hurt. Until he was killed at the Soldiers' Town on White River, he was wounded only twice, once by accident and both times by some one of his own people when he was not expecting trouble and was not thinking; never by an enemy. He was fifteen years old when he was wounded by accident; and the other time was when he was a young man and another man was jealous of him because the man's wife liked Crazy Horse.
They used to say that he carried a sacred stone with him, like one he had seen in some vision, and that when he was in danger, the stone always got heavy and protected him somehow. That, they used to say, was the reason that no horse he ever rode lasted very long. I do not know about this; maybe people only thought it; but it is a fact that he never kept one horse long. They wore out. I think it was only the power of his great vision that made him great.
„Not to be born is, beyond all estimation, best; but when a man has seen the light of day, this is next best by far, that with utmost speed he should go back from where he came.“
— Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
Источник: Oedipus at Colonus, Line 1225; English translation by Sir Richard Jebb
— Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975
Источник: The Alloy of Law
„And then there is the magnificent Thierry Henry - someone who has blistering pace and is unbelievable when he is finishing at his best.“
— Thierry Henry French association football player 1977
Alan Hansen Alan Hansen's column http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4802114.stm,(13 March 2006).
„Lamps is Lamps. When he plays well he is best in the game, when he plays bad, he is the second or the third best.“
— Frank Lampard English association football player 1978
Jose Mourinho http://www.chelseafc.com/xxchelsea180706/index.html#/page/ArchiveNews/list_2210603_107