„As you love your own body, so regard everyone as equal to your own body. When the Supreme Experience supervenes, everyone's service is revealed as one's own service. Call it a bird, an insect, an animal or a man, call it by any name you please, one serves one's own Self in every one of them.“
Anandamayi Ma, Ananda Varta Quarterly
„When humanity will reach its goal, regarding the success of the bodies, namely they will reach the perfect level of love for one another, then all the bodies will unite to one body and one heart, and only then all the hoped for happiness at its highest peak, will be revealed to humanity.“
— Yehuda Ashlag Orthodox Jewish Rabbi and Kabbalist 1886 - 1954
Assorted Themes, On Love for the Fellow Man
„Loving does not necessarily mean liking. But it still is loving, yes — totally, completely, utterly. Take the key of wisdom and unlock your own heart. Then let people in one by one. Listen to them, with full attention, with all your mind, heart, body and soul, unto exhaustion. And look!“
— Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985
the exhaustion will be lifted, and you will be able to listen still more. Yes, love must be communicated person to person; otherwise it will not be effective.
„How folks lay claim to a loved one is they give you a name of their own. They figure to label you as their property.“
— Chuck Palahniuk, книга Рэнт: биография Бастера Кейси
„When you're retired, you get into your routines and other people, even so-called loved ones, become a strain.“
— John Updike, книга Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit at Rest (1990)
„The choice is yours. As much as you might want to be loved and thanked, you can’t please everyone in your life all the time without causing one person to suffer – you.“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (2016) https://books.google.ae/books?idnu0lCwAAQBAJ&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIMjAE
„I define love thus: The will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.“
— M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth
Источник: The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth
„What is this thing called the existence? Is it all the things that we perceive it to be? Or is it something else? It's a gift. One of my favorite examples is the bird in the cage. You may think that you own the bird inside the cage, but you're wrong. You only own the cage. People think that they need to have a very fancy cage, that the more incredible the cage, the more incredible the bird will look. But the cage and the bird are really two different things. When the bird is gone, all that will be left is the cage.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 6, 1991
„With all humility, I think, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
Speech to the Bar Association of Boston, in Speeches (1913), p. 85.
„Animals are no one’s property, and they have the right not be ‘taken,’ ‘harvested,’ or ‘culled’ or any other euphemism for murder that wildlife managers use. They are no one’s property, just as you and I are no one’s property other than our own.“
— Wayne Pacelle American activist 1965
"Sabotaging Animal Rights for Deer Hunt," 1986
„To keep a man (slave or servant) for your own advantage merely, to keep an animal that you may eat it, is a lie. You cannot look that man or animal in the face.“
— Edward Carpenter British poet and academic 1844 - 1929
England's Ideal and Other Papers on Social Subjects (1887), Routledge, 2016, p. https://books.google.it/books?id=53uPCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT71
„Then gaze not on other eyes, Love;
Breathe not other sighs, Love;
You may find many a brighter one
Than your own rose, but there are none
So true to thee, Love.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
5th January 1822) Song ("Are other eyes beguiling, Love?"
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822
„Map age genes place of origin
and love's lineaments.For mapped onto each body is love.Carthography of one's own country
or the contours of a foreign land“
— Ingrid de Kok South African writer 1951
"Body maps," http://www.oulitnet.co.za/multimedia/vonkverse_ingrid2.asp from Seasonal Fires: Selected and New Poems (2006), a contribution for the WikiAfrica Literature Project.
„Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide. As long as your urge for truth affects your daily life, all is well with you. Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural Yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Источник: I am That, P.173.
„LOVE of others is the appreciation of one's self.
MAY your egotism be so gigantic that you comprise mankind in your self-sympathy.“
— Mina Loy, The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy
Источник: The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy
„I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp which, when caught, is not worth the possession; but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
Personal inscription on a copy of Mother Goose in Prose (1897) which he gave to his sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster, as quoted in The Making of the Wizard of Oz (1998) by Aljean Harmetz, p. 317
Letters and essays
Контексте: When I was young I longed to write a great novel that should win me fame. Now that I am getting old my first book is written to amuse children. For aside from my evident inability to do anything "great," I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp which, when caught, is not worth the possession; but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward.
„I know a lot of people think therapy is about sitting around staring at your own navel - but it's staring at your own navel with a goal. And the goal is to one day to see the world in a better way and treat your loved ones with more kindness and have more to give.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
Источник: [2002-06-13, http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-920254-details/A+brighter+life+for+Hugh+Laurie/article.do;jsessionid=KnM3FNTSkpv0R3P22WrQBPZQ00jxPTkDtG2htfqq0LvwTtnLx4by!-81402767, A brighter life for Hugh Laurie, thisislondon.co.uk from the Evening Standard, 2006-08-21]
„I admit it as an axiom, that every animal has more right to the use of its own body than others have to use it.“
— Lewis Gompertz Early animal rights activist 1783 - 1861
Quoted by Lawrence W. Baker in Animal Rights and Welfare: A Documentary and Reference Guide (2015), p. 38.