— Og Mandino American author 1923 - 1996
„… I hate them. Them and their false democracy, their false liberty, their imperialism conducted in the name of christian civilisation, their coups, like the coup which they started against me…“
— Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012
On the USA, said during his exile in Peking, as quoted by Oriana Fallaci (June 1973), Intervista con la Storia (sixth edition, 2011). page 112.
„If you have had an unfortunate experience, forget it. If you have made a failure in speech, your song, your book, your article, if you have been placed in an embarrassing position, if you have fallen and hurt yourself by a false step, if you have been slandered and abused, do not dwell upon it. There is not a single redeeming feature in these memories, and the presence of their ghosts will rob you of many a happy hour. There is nothing in it. Drop them. Forget them. Wipe them out of your mind forever. If you have been indiscreet, imprudent, if you have been talked about, if your reputation has been injured so that you fear you can never outgrow it or redeem it, do not drag the hideous shadows, the rattling skeletons about with you, Rub them off from the shite of memory. Wipe them out. Forget them. Start with a clean slate and spend all your energies in keeping it clean for the future.“
— Orison Swett Marden American writer 1850 - 1924
Masterful Personality (1923).
„Wherever thou seest a great end, be sure of a great beginning. Where a monstrous and painful destruction appals thy mind, console it with the certainty of a large and great creation. God is there not only in the still small voice, but in the fire and in the whirlwind….. The greater the destruction, the freer the chances of creation; but the destruction is often long, slow and oppressive, the creation tardy in its coming or interrupted in its triumph. The night returns again and again and the day lingers or seems even to have been a false dawning. Despair not therefore but watch and work. Those who hope violently, despair swiftly: neither hope nor fear, but be sure of God's purpose and thy will to accomplish.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
„One word is too often profaned
For me to profane it;
One feeling too falsely disdained
For thee to disdain it.“
— Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
One Word is Too Often Profaned http://www.readprint.com/work-1370/Percy-Bysshe-Shelley (1821), st. 1
„I believe in everything that seems true to me right now. I just refuse to be surprised when some of those things I believe in now turn out to be false later.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, Earthborn (1995)
„To remain alone did not seem to me a terrible fate, no worse than being falsely joined to another person.“
— Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
Источник: American Wife
„Oh, hide me in your gloom profound,
Ye solemn seats of holy pain!
Take me, cowl'd forms, and fence me round,
Till I possess my soul again;
Till free my thoughts before me roll,
Not chafed by hourly false control!“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse (1855)
„They think that intelligence is about noticing things are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns)“
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst 1960
„Once our false thinking has completely ceased
There is neither start nor conclusion, beginning nor end
In the oneness of Buddha and sentient beings
— Ippen Japanese Buddhist monk, founder of the Jishu school. 1239 - 1289
"Hymn of Amida's Vow" (Chapter 1, p. 4).
„By first recognizing false goods, you begin to escape the burden of their influence; then afterwards true goods may gain possession of your spirit.“
— Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480
Poem I, lines 11-13; translation by Richard H. Green
The Consolation of Philosophy · De Consolatione Philosophiae, Book III
Добавить примечание: (la) Tu quoque falsa tuens bona prius
incipe colla iugo retrahere:
Vera dehinc animum subierint.
„True or false, that which is said of men often occupies as important a place in their lives, and above all in their destinies, as that which they do.“
— Victor Hugo, книга Отверженные
Вариант: What is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do.
Источник: Les Misérables
„Students of the Ichi school Way of strategy should train from the start with the sword and long sword in either hand. This is the truth: when you sacrifice your life, you must make fullest use of your weaponry. It is false not to do so, and to die with a weapon yet undrawn.“
— Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1584 - 1645
Go Rin No Sho (1645), The Ground Book
— Paul Bowles American composer, writer, translator 1910 - 1999
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685 - 763
Bodhicaryavatara, A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
„Are the last days near, perhaps?
I have forgotten your lessons,
prattlers and false prophets,
but you haven't forgotten me.“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
Poem without a Hero (1963)
Контексте: Are the last days near, perhaps?
I have forgotten your lessons,
prattlers and false prophets,
but you haven't forgotten me.
As the future ripens in the past,
so the past rots in the future —
a terrible festival of dead leaves.
— Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 до н.э.
Book XXXIX, sec. 16
History of Rome
„When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the colour-petals out of a fruitful flower;—when they are faithfully helpful and compassionate, all their emotions become steady, deep, perpetual, and vivifying to the soul as the natural pulse to the body. But now, having no true business, we pour our whole masculine energy into the false business of money-making; and having no true emotion, we must have false emotions dressed up for us to play with, not innocently, as children with dolls, but guiltily and darkly.“
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
Sesame and Lilies
„We live in the false as long as we have not suffered. But when we begin to suffer, we enter the truth only to regret the false.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
Drawn and Quartered (1983)