— Pierre Joseph Proudhon French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist 1809 - 1865
„Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.“
— Марта Грэм, As quoted in The Runner's Book of Daily Inspiration : A Year of Motivation, Revelation, and Instruction (1999) by Kevin Nelson, p. 11.
— Stan Lee American comic book writer 1922
Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) – The first Spider-Man story. In later stories and adaptations, including the 2002 movie, this has appeared as "With great power comes great responsibility." The saying pre-dates Amazing Fantasy. The phrase "with great power goes great responsibility" was spoken by J. Hector Fezandie in an 1894 graduation address at The Stevens Institute of Technology - "The Moral Influence of a Scientific Education", The Stevens Indicator, Volume 11, Page 217. The exact phrase was repeated during a speech by President Harry S. Truman in November 1950 - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, 6666 (published 1965), Page 703. A UK Member of Parliament implied in 1817 that a variant of it was already a cliché ( The editor is quoting William Lamb (pp. 1125–1229)). The sentiment is also found in Luke 12:48: "from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked" (NIV).
„Great lovers will always be unhappy, because, for them, love is of supreme importance. Consequently they demand of their beloved the same intensity of thought as they have for her, otherwise they feel betrayed.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
— Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937
Context: Far from being the Great Satan, I would say that we are the Great Protector. We have sent men and women from the armed forces of the United States to other parts of the world throughout the past century to put down oppression. We defeated Fascism. We defeated Communism. We saved Europe in World War I and World War II. We were willing to do it, glad to do it. We went to Korea. We went to Vietnam. All in the interest of preserving the rights of people. And when all those conflicts were over, what did we do? Did we stay and conquer? Did we say, "Okay, we defeated Germany. Now Germany belongs to us? We defeated Japan, so Japan belongs to us"? No. What did we do? We built them up. We gave them democratic systems which they have embraced totally to their soul. And did we ask for any land? No, the only land we ever asked for was enough land to bury our dead. And that is the kind of nation we are. [https://web.archive.org/web/20020220234413/http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/15/powell.mtv/index.html MTV Global Discussion] (14 February 2002).
„To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.“
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791
„Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
— Helder Camara Brazilian Catholic priest, archbishop of Olinda and Recife 1909 - 1999
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 до н.э.
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946