„But as Cowley was apt to be a little out of humour between whiles, let us hear the honourable, pious, and sweet-tempered Mr. Boyle, who, among the troubles of life, enumerates as one “the business of receiving senseless visits, whose continuance, if otherwise unavoidable, is capable, in my opinion, to justify the retiredness of a hermit.”“
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay, 1880
„Among the grievances of modern days, much complained of, but with little hope of redress, is the matter of receiving and paying visits, the number of which, it is generally agreed, “has been increasing, is increased, and ought to be diminished.”… Nor is this complaint by any means peculiar to the times in which we have the honour to live. Cowley was out of all patience on the subject above a hundred years ago. “If we engage,” says he, “in a large acquaintance, and various familiarities, we set open our gates to the invaders of most of our time; we expose our life to a ‘quotidian ague of frigid impertinencies,’ which would make a wise man tremble to think of.”“
— George Horne English churchman, writer and university administrator 1730 - 1792
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay, 1880
„Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.“
— Andrzej Sapkowski, книга The Last Wish
Источник: The Last Wish
— Tim Powers, книга Declare
Источник: Declare (2001), Chapter 12 (p. 345)
„I have never consciously "used" humour in my life. Such humour as I may have is one of the elements in which I live.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Ham and Tongue.
Контексте: I have never consciously "used" humour in my life. Such humour as I may have is one of the elements in which I live. I cannot recall a time when I was not conscious of the deep, heaving, rolling ocean of hilarity that lies so very near the surface of life in most of its aspects. If I am a moralist — and I suppose I am — I am certainly not a gloomy moralist, and if humour finds its way into my work it is because I cannot help it.
„This is the greatest honour I have ever received in my life. Peace has always been my greatest concern.“
— Pablo Casals Catalan cellist and conductor 1876 - 1973
Medal of Peace acceptance
Контексте: This is the greatest honour I have ever received in my life. Peace has always been my greatest concern. Yet in my childhood I learned to love it. My mother—an exceptional, brilliant woman — used to speak to me about it when I was still a child, because in those years there were also a lot of wars. What is more, I am a Catalan. Today, a province of Spain. But what has been Catalonia? Catalonia has been the greatest nation in the world. I will tell you why. Catalonia has had the first parliament, much before England. Catalonia had the first United Nations. All the authorities of Catalonia in the Eleventh Century met in a city of France, at that time Catalonia, to speak about peace, at the Eleventh Century. Peace in the world and against, against, against war, the inhumanity of the wars. So I am so happy, so happy, to be with you today. That is why the United Nations, which works solely towards the peace ideal, is in my heart, because anything to do with peace goes straight to my heart.
„It is time to get down to business. Scotland's new politics starts now. … Let's start as we mean to continue - with respect for diversity of opinion.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Strategic objectives of new Government (May 23, 2007)
„The business of Mr. Bennett's life was to keep his daughters alive. The business of Mrs. Bennett's was to get them married.“
— Seth Grahame-Smith, книга Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Источник: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
— Vikram Seth, книга An Equal Music
Источник: An Equal Music
— Jack Kerouac, книга Book of Sketches
Источник: Book of Sketches
„Let us strive then, while Life is ours, to secure that Death may find we have left little or nothing he can destroy.“
— Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113
Letter 5, 8.
Letters, Book V
Добавить примечание: (la) Proinde, dum suppetit vita, enitamur ut mors quam paucissima quae abolere possit inveniat.
„You have no right, for the purpose of justifying a libel, to inquire into a man's life and opinions.“
— Sir Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet British lawyer and Tory politician 1783 - 1870
Derby v. Ouseley (1856), 4 W. R. 464.
„Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:
And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever
One grand, sweet song.“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
A Farewell http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/1191.html (1856), st. 2,
„The slightest study of business conditions will satisfy anyone capable of forming a judgment that the personal equation is the most important factor in a business operation; that the business ability of the man at the head of any business concern, big or little, is usually the factor which fixes the gulf between striking success and hopeless failure.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1900s, First Annual Message to Congress (1901)
Контексте: The captains of industry who have driven the railway systems across this continent, who have built up our commerce, who have developed our manufactures, have on the whole done great good to our people. Without them the material development of which we are so justly proud could never have taken place. Moreover, we should recognize the immense importance of this material development of leaving as unhampered as is compatible with the public good the strong and forceful men upon whom the success of business operations inevitably rests. The slightest study of business conditions will satisfy anyone capable of forming a judgment that the personal equation is the most important factor in a business operation; that the business ability of the man at the head of any business concern, big or little, is usually the factor which fixes the gulf between striking success and hopeless failure.
„Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.“
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Address given in Bombay (26 September 1896), Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Vol. 1, p. 410 (Electronic Book), New Delhi, Publications Division Government of India, 1999, 98 volumes.
„A man who has made up his mind on a given subject twenty-five years ago and continues to hold his political opinions after he has been proved to be wrong is a man of principle; while he who from time to time adapts his opinions to the changing circumstances of life is an opportunist.“
— A. P. Herbert, книга Uncommon Law
"Which Is the Liberal Party?"
Uncommon Law (1935)
„It has been among the visions of some dreaming philosophers that human life is capable of almost indefinite extension. The great Condorcet was one of these.“
— Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802) Scottish publisher and writer 1802 - 1871
Источник: Sanitary Economy (1850), p. 28-29
Контексте: It has been among the visions of some dreaming philosophers that human life is capable of almost indefinite extension. The great Condorcet was one of these. He thought that by the removal of the two causes of evil—poverty and superfluity—by destroying prejudices and superstitions, and by various other operations, which he considered the purification of mankind, but which other people would call their pollution, the approach of death would by degrees be farther and farther indefinitely protracted. It is desirable that the practical views entertained by sanitary reformers should be kept widely distinct from any such theories, the character of which has been well drawn by Malthus when he says—"... Though I may not be able in the present instance to mark the limit at which further improvement will stop I can very easily mention a point at which it will not arrive."
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1840s, Heroes and Hero-Worship (1840), The Hero as Man of Letters
„Jesus, lover of my soul,
let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.“
— Charles Wesley English Methodist and hymn writer 1707 - 1788
"Jesus, Lover of My Soul"
Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739)