„By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.“
— Gordon B. Hinckley President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1910 - 2008
Words of the Prophet: Forget Yourself and Serve, New Era, Jul 2006, 2–5.
„We run, not only because we think it is doing us good, but … because it helps us to do other things better.“
— Roger Bannister English physician and athlete 1929 - 2018
cited by Craig A. Masback, "A Sports White Paper for Clinton," http://www.nytimes.com/1993/01/24/sports/backtalk-a-sports-white-paper-for-clinton.html?pagewanted=2&src=pm New York Times. January 24, 1993, p. S-11.
„So with each advance in understanding come new questions. So we need to be very humble. We shouldn't have hubris and think that we can understand everything. But history tells us that there is good reason to believe that we will continue making fantastic progress in the years ahead.“
— Max Tegmark Swedish-American cosmologist 1967
Interview http://www.templeton.org/features/grant/fqx/hp-sub01.html with the Co-Founders of the Foundational Questions Institute, Dr.Max Tegmark and Dr. Anthony Aguirre.
„That day may come. But I’m not seeing it coming soon. We are still strong enough; we’re still popular; I think we are doing the right things.“
— Jakaya Kikwete Tanzanian politician and president 1950
When asked if the Opposition wins the elections.
„What we are slaves to will prevent us from praying to God. If we are slaves to all the thoughts we think, if we are slaves to everything our eyes see, if we are slaves to all the music our ears hear, if we are slaves to everything the nose smells and the tongue tastes, if we are slaves to everything the body wants, then how can we ever reach a state of peace? We can never know peace or tranquility this way. We have to escape from this slavery and become a slave only to God.“
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„Were one to stop and think of what meat is, and what it was, it is doubtful if one could eat it. It is merely dead and decaying flesh — flesh from the body of an animal. … Only by the fact that they are covered up, and their true nature concealed by cooking, and basting, and pickling, and peppering and salting can we eat them at all. If we were natural carnivorous animals, we should delight in bloodshed and gore of all kind! … We should eat our flesh warm and quivering — just as it comes from the cow!“
— Hereward Carrington Jersey parapsychologist 1880 - 1958
„It seems like the better it gets, the more miserable people become. There’s never a technological advancement where people think, “Wow, we can finally do this!” … And I think a lot of it has to do with advertising. Americans have it constantly drilled into our heads, every fucking day, that we deserve everything to be perfect all the time.“
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967
Louis C.K. starvation can be character building http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2009/03/louis-ck-starvation-can-be-character-building
„Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Remarks During Signing of Defense Bill http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/aug/06/uselections2004.usa2 (5 August 2004).
„I think the problem with the country is that we operate on a sickness model, not a wellness model... Basically, we treat people who become ill. What we don't do is do a very good job in keeping them healthy in the first place... We lose all the educational benefits, all the things we could be doing, all the things we ought to be doing, in terms of food safety... because the emphasis is on sickness. But I really don't think there's a conspiracy to make people sick so we can heal them. That I don't agree with.“
— Howard Dean American political activist 1948
Source: Real Time with Bill Maher, October 15, 2004