„Equal weights at equal distances are in equilibrium and equal weights at unequal distances are not in equilibrium but incline towards the weight which is at the greater distance.“
— Archimedes, Book 1, Postulate 1.
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
During his 2015 Mexico Cruade - "TB Joshua Gathers 200,000 In Mexico" http://www.nigerianeye.com/2015/05/tb-joshua-gathers-200000-in-mexico.html Nigerian Eye (May 14 2015)
„Two magnitudes whether commensurable or incommensurable, balance at distances reciprocally proportional to the magnitudes.“
— Archimedes Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer -287 - -212 p. n. e.
Book 1, Propositions 6 & 7, The Law of the Lever.
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 p. n. e.
„Separation isn't time or distance
it's the bridge between us
finer than silk thread sharper than swords“
— Nâzım Hikmet Turkish poet 1902 - 1963
From Separation (6 June 1960)
„With eyes up-raised, as one inspired,
Pale Melancholy sate retired,
And from her wild sequestered seat,
In notes by distance made more sweet,
Poured thro' the mellow horn her pensive soul.“
— William Collins English poet, born 1721 1721 - 1759
Line 57. Compare: "Sweetest melodies / Are those that are by distance made more sweet", William Wordsworth, Personal Talk, stanza 2.
„Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.“
— Alexis De Tocqueville French political thinker and historian 1805 - 1859
12 September 1848, "Discours prononcé à l'assemblée constituante le 12 Septembre 1848 sur la question du droit au travail", Oeuvres complètes, vol. IX, p. 546 https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Tocqueville_-_%C5%92uvres_compl%C3%A8tes,_%C3%A9dition_1866,_volume_9.djvu/564; Translation (from Hayek, The Road to Serfdom): Original text: La démocratie étend la sphère de l'indépendance individuelle, le socialisme la resserre. La démocratie donne toute sa valeur possible à chaque homme, le socialisme fait de chaque homme un agent, un instrument, un chiffre. La démocratie et le socialisme ne se tiennent que par un mot, l'égalité ; mais remarquez la différence : la démocratie veut l'égalité dans la liberté, et le socialisme veut l'égalité dans la gêne et dans la servitude.
„There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
„Remorse for what? You people have done everything in the world to me. Doesn't that give me equal right?“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934
„I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.“
— Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005
Quoted in "Women of the Hall: Rosa Parks," http://womenshalloffame.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=117 Women's National Hall of Fame (undated); said upon her 77th birthday (1990-02-04)
„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
„Ours was the first nation to be founded on the idea that all are created equal and all deserve equal treatment under the law. Despite our missteps and shortcomings, these ideals still inspire hope among the oppressed and give us pride in being Americans.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924