„If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Context: We must keep moving. If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving. [http://www5.spelman.edu/about_us/news/pdf/70622_messenger.pdf "Keep Moving from this Mountain"] – Founders Day Address at the Sisters Chapel, Spelman College (11 April 1960)
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
— Josemaría Escrivá Spanish theologian 1902 - 1975
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„I'm tired of living unable to love anyone. I don't have a single friend - not one. And, worst of all, I can't even love myself. Why is that? Why can't I love myself? It's because I can't love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself.“
— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
„Love has nothing to do with someone else. It is all about you. It is a way of being. It essentially means you have brought sweetness into your emotion. If a loved one travels to another country, would you still be able to love them? You would. If a loved one passed away, would you still be able to love them? You would. Even if a loved one is not physically with you anymore, you are still capable of being loving. So, what is love then? It is just your own quality. You are only using the other person as a key to open up what is already within you.“
— Sadhguru, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
— Mike Krzyzewski American basketball player and coach 1947
„Medicine is a thankless profession. When you get paid by the rich, you feel like a flunky, by the poor like a thief. How can you take a fee from people who can’t afford to eat or go to the movies? Especially when they’re at their last gasp. It’s not easy. You let it ride. You get soft-hearted. And your ship goes down.“
— Louis-ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
„Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.“
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh