„Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something which you have to be all the time. Which isn't easy.“
„Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.“
— Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
The Power of Myth (1988), Context: Campbell: Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There's a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. "All life is sorrowful" is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss. Moyers: That's a pessimistic note. Campbell: Well, you have to say yes to it, you have to say it's great this way. It's the way God intended it. Episode 2, Chapter 13-14
„Anyone can become angry —that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way —this is not easy. ARISTOTLE, The Nicomachean Ethics“
— Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
— Andrew Sean Greer, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
„Interests evolve into hobbies or volunteer work, which grow into passions. It takes time, more time than anyone imagines.“
— Po Bronson, What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
„My song can make you cry, take you by surprise. At the same time, can make your dry your eyes with the same rhyme. See what you're seeing is a genius at work, which to me isn't work, so it's easy to misinterpret it at first.“
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
2000s, "My Dad's Gone Crazy"
„No man can have sex with anyone but me and since I don't have that kind of time on my hands, you might as well all be gay!“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
(Joked during Johnjay and Rich interview, 11 April '08).
„Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.“
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
As quoted in Change your Body - Is your Body Acidic or Alkaline? http://books.google.co.in/books?id=n4iZAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT44 (2014) by Monica Wright, and Matt Thom, p. 44
„You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Disputed, This is probably the most famous of apparently apocryphal remarks attributed to Lincoln. Despite it being cited variously as from an 1856 speech, or a September 1858 speech in Clinton, Illinois, there are no known contemporary records or accounts substantiating that he ever made the statement. The earliest known appearance is October 29, 1886 in the Milwaukee Daily Journal http://anotherhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/fooling-people-earlier.html. It later appeared in the New York Times on August 26 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30817FF3E5413738DDDAF0A94D0405B8784F0D3 and August 27 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00E15FF3E5413738DDDAE0A94D0405B8784F0D3, 1887. The saying was repeated several times in newspaper editorials later in 1887. In 1888 and, especially, 1889, the saying became commonplace, used in speeches, advertisements, and on portraits of Lincoln. In 1905 and later, there were attempts to find contemporaries of Lincoln who could recall Lincoln saying this. Historians have not, generally, found these accounts convincing. For more information see two articles in For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association, "'You Can Fool All of the People' Lincoln Never Said That", by Thomas F. Schwartz ( V. 5, #4, Winter 2003, p. 1 http://abrahamlincolnassociation.org/Newsletters/5-4.pdf) and "A New Look at 'You Can Fool All of the People'" by David B. Parker ( V. 7, #3, Autumn 2005, p. 1 http://abrahamlincolnassociation.org/Newsletters/7-3.pdf); also the talk page. The statement has also sometimes been attributed to P. T. Barnum, although no references to this have been found from the nineteenth century. Variants: You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. You can fool all the people some time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.
„Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.“
— Karl Jaspers German psychiatrist and philosopher 1883 - 1969
As quoted in Philosophy for a Time of Crisis : An Interpretation, with Key Writings by Fifteen Great Modern Thinkers (1959) by Adrienne Koch, Ch. 18, "Karl Jaspers : A New Humanism"