„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 a lot of us share a fear that we and people we love will lose control of our own destinies at the end of life.“
— John Danforth American politician 1936
Faith and Politics (2006)
— Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940
From 'Om man så må sige – 350 Dronning Margrethe-citater', quoted in English here http://trondni.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/new-books-wit-and-wisdom-of-margrethe-ii.html.
„Generosity makes us happiest. We'll be happier people when we share, not when we impose, but when we learn from one another. Because when I'm connected to everyone I disappear … in being excellent you lose yourself. And when you're connected to everyone, that's the best thing that can happen.“
— Raj Patel British academic 1972
Speech at 21 minuti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsDG-0WQM20
„In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.“
— Margaret J. Wheatley American writer 1941
Источник: Turning to one another (2002), p. 72
„Very few people ever meet celebrities. All we really know is what we read about them and the most memorable lines are jokes. That's how we tend to define what we think of a public figure.“
— Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928
Janet Cawley (September 22, 1988) "The Joke's On George, Mike, Dan and Lloyd", Chicago Tribune, p. 23.
„Sometimes I dislike women, I dislike us all, because of our capacity for not-thinking when it suits us; we choose not to think when we are reaching our for happiness.“
— Doris Lessing, книга The Golden Notebook
Источник: The Golden Notebook
„Some things are only real because they represent what we think. When we learn the truth and think it, the old reality is no longer real to us and loses its hold on us. The truth sets us free.“
— C. Terry Warner American writer
Источник: Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
„I am here to warn Australia about the true nature of Islam. It is not just a religion as many people mistakenly think; it is primarily a dangerous totalitarian ideology. If we do not oppose Islam, we will lose everything: our freedom, our identity, our democracy, our rule of law, and all our liberties.“
— Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963
"Who’s afraid of Geert Wilders? Populism and the politics of hate", The Conversation (20 February 2013) http://theconversation.com/whos-afraid-of-geert-wilders-populism-and-the-politics-of-hate-12326
„We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
McKenna interview (1992)
Контексте: I love child things because there's so much mystery when you're a child. When you're a child, something as simple as a tree doesn't make sense. You see it in the distance and it looks small, but as you go closer, it seems to grow — you haven't got a handle on the rules when you're a child. We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination.
„We have a side to our character that we are generally unaware of—our social personality, the different person we become when we operate in groups of people. In the group setting, we unconsciously imitate what others are saying and doing. We think differently, more concerned with fitting in and believing what others believe. We feel different emotions, infected by the group mood. We are more prone to taking risks, to acting irrationally, because everyone else is. This social personality can come to dominate who we are. Listening so much to others and conforming our behavior to them, we slowly lose a sense of our uniqueness and the ability to think for ourselves. The only solution is to develop self-awareness and a superior understanding of the changes that occur in us in groups. With such intelligence, we can become superior social actors, able to outwardly fit in and cooperate with others on a high level, while retaining our independence and rationality.“
— Robert Greene American author 1959
Chap. 14 : Resist the Downward Pull of the Group
The Laws of Human Nature (2018)
„Life's too short to care about what other people think. Besides, they should accept us for who we are“
— Jeannette Walls, книга The Glass Castle
Источник: The Glass Castle
„If the choice was made for us, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or to remain with our sovereignty and lose membership of the Commonwealth, then I would say, then let the Commonwealth go. What is it to us? Our people are overjoyed, the land is ours. We are now the rulers and owners of Zimbabwe.“
— Robert Mugabe former President of Zimbabwe 1924 - 2019
„We think of our acts toward non-human peoples, when we think of them at all, entirely from the human point of view.“
— J. Howard Moore 1862 - 1916
We never take the time to put ourselves in the places of our victims. We never take the trouble to get over into their world, and realise what is happening over there as a result of our doings toward them. It is so much more comfortable not to do so—so much more comfortable to be blind and deaf and insane.
"The Psychology of Altruism", p. 304
The Universal Kinship (1906), The Ethical Kinship
— Jane Austen, книга Sense and Sensibility
Вариант: It is not what we think or feel that makes us who we are. It is what we do. Or fail to do...
Источник: Sense and Sensibility
— Frank Crane American Presbyterian minister 1861 - 1928
Everyday Wisdom (1927)