— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
— Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
— Will Durant, The Story of Civilization
„The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
It is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.“
— Molière French playwright and actor 1622 - 1673
Act II, sc. iv
„The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.“
— George Müller German-English clergyman 1805 - 1898
Muller is often attributed with a version of this saying, and the quote (with attribution to Muller) appears as early as 1897 in The Churchman https://books.google.com/books?id=cpdOAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA25-PA45&lpg=RA25-PA45&dq=The+beginning+of+anxiety+is+the+end+of+faith,+and+the+beginning+of+true+faith+is+the+end+of+anxiety+%2B+the+churchman&source=bl&ots=3x_wtX82mF&sig=gGHZUKxXWa5BfvRfzeY_F8zA9dM&hl=;however,no source written by Muller can be found to confirm him as having said this.
„We cannot live in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a hope. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening. To use our own voice. To see our own light.“
— Hildegard of Bingen Medieval saint, prophetise, mystic and Doctor of Church 1098 - 1179
„Wise people are in want of nothing, and yet need many things. On the other hand, nothing is needed by fools, for they do not understand how to use anything, but are in want of everything.“
— Chrysippus ancient Greek philosopher -281 - -208 p. n. e.
As quoted in Moral Epistles by Seneca, iii. 10.
„To THINK BIG and to use our talents doesn't mean we won't have difficulties along the way. We will—we all do. How we view those problems determines how we end up. If we choose to see the obstacles in our path as barriers, we stop trying. “We can't win,” we moan. “They won't let us win.”However, if we choose to see the obstacles as hurdles, we can leap over them. Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.Whatever direction we choose, if we can realize that every hurdle we jump strengthens and prepares us for the next one, we're already on the way to success.“
— Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
„In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair... the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.“
— Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957
— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993