„Remember, our hearts are one. Even when we are at war with each other, our hearts are always beating in unison.“
— Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933
29 August 2009.
„A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers - the experience of knowing we always belong.“
— Bell Hooks, книга All About Love: New Visions
Источник: All About Love: New Visions
„At certain epochs of history, there are pleiades of great men; at other epochs, there are pleiades of vagabonds. But do not confound the epoch, the moment of Louis Bonaparte, with the 19th century: the toadstool sprouts at the foot of the oak, but it is not the oak.“
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
Book I, VI
Napoleon the Little (1852)
„In our hearts there is a ruthless dictator, ready to contemplate the misery of a thousand strangers if it will ensure the happiness of the few we love.“
— Graham Greene, книга The Heart of the Matter
Источник: The Heart of the Matter
„Victory shall be ours, but has to be in our hearts only the Greek sentiment. Anyone ready to listen servily to the foreign [powers] is a traitor.“
— Ioannis Kapodistrias Greek politician and diplomat, first Governor of the modern Greek state 1776 - 1831
On a conversation with Georgakis Mavromichalis after his arrival (1828), during the Greek War of Independence.
In Georgios Tertsetis, "Kolokotronis' Memoirs", Apologa about Capodistrias
„Are we ready to believe in the power of our own voices? Are we ready to cast aside our fear and cynicism? Are we ready to work our hearts out to make our dream a reality? Are we ready to overcome? If we are truly ready, then now is the time. This one’s on us. We cannot afford to wait. We cannot afford to doubt. We cannot afford to make excuses. We have this moment of opportunity. And we need to seize it.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2000s, A Challenge to Overcome (November 2007)
— Paul of Tarsus, книга Second Epistle to the Corinthians
2 Corinthians 3:1-16 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+3&version=KJV;SBLGNT
Second Epistle to the Corinthians
Контексте: Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
„Pro-European is who we are and who we have always been. Our members are Remain. Our values are Remain. Our hearts are Remain.“
— Tom Watson (Labour politician) British politician 1967
Brexit: 'High price to pay' for Labour stance, says Watson https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48658683 BBC News (17 June 2019)
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
„A thousand Dreams within me softly burn:
From time to time my heart is like some oak
Whose blood runs golden where a branch is torn.“
— Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891
Источник: Complete Works
„Where we live in the world
is never one place. Our hearts,
those dogged mirrors, keep flashing us
moons before we are ready for them.“
— Naomi Shihab Nye American writer 1952
Источник: 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"Thoughts on Taste," Edinburgh Magazine, (October 1818), reprinted in The Collected Works of William Hazlitt (1902-1904)
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
— Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870
Letter to his wife on Christmas Day, two weeks after the Battle of Fredericksburg (25 December 1862).
Контексте: What a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world! I pray that, on this day when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may fill the hearts of our enemies and turn them to peace. … My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
„That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
— Harald V of Norway King of Norway 1937
"Home is where our heart is" is an ancient saying, reported at least as early as 1847, in Joseph C. Neal, "Singleton Snippe. Who Married for a Living", Graham's Magazine (1847), p. 166: "Home is where the heart is; and Snippe's heart was a traveler—a locomotive heart, perambulating; and it had no tendencies toward circumscription and confine".
Garden party in the Palace Park: welcoming speech (September 1, 2016)
Контексте: It is not always easy to say where we are from, what nationality we are. Home is where our heart is – and that cannot always be confined within national borders.