„Hemp and marijuana should be regulated like onions. No difference. If you can grow onion in your backyard, you can grow hemp or weed in your backyard. If you can grow onions in your farm, your family farm, you can grow help or marijuana in your family farm.“
— Larry Sharpe American politician 1968
Speech at the Annual 2018 NYC Cannabis Parade ( May 5, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T5P2bTXuss)
„You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.“
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
— Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774
„In short, let it be your maxim through life, to know all you can know, yourself; and never to trust implicitly to the informations of others.“
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
16 March 1759
— Pierre Corneille French tragedian 1606 - 1684
Domitien, act IV, scene iii.
„When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
Interview Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur by Santa Clara Valley Historical Association<!-- since then better known as Silicon Valley Historical Association --> (1994) Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur http://www.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/#!steve-jobs-film/c1x1c, Silicon Valley Historical Association] Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life quote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfNvmF0Bqw, Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, YouTube]
„You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.“
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
"My Neighbor's Son"
„You can love ‘em till your well runs dry, Belford, but you can never love ‘em enough, and you know it. No matter how much others might love you, you can’t love yourself unless you’re in charge of your own actions, and you’ll never take charge as long as you can get away with blaming your shortcomings and misfortunes on your family or society or your race or gender or Satan or whatever…“
— Tom Robbins American writer 1936
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
„We endorse the idea of voluntarism, self-responsibility, family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person“
— Ron Paul American politician and physician 1935
Context: Question: Your solutions, on stopping drug trade, is, give up, give up to world drugs. I say zero tolerance, we use the military for aid, we stop it from getting into the country, we cut it off at the source. Why give up on that fight? Ron Paul: What we give up on is a tyrannical approach to solving a social and medical problem, and We endorse the idea of voluntarism, self-responsibility, family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion, it never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person, it can't make you follow good habits. Why don't they put you on a diet; you're a little overweight, and i think you need government help! The Morton Downey Jr. Show, July 4, 1988 youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCxDrfs4GtM&t=854
„You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life and look for its opportunities.“
— Gordon B. Hinckley President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1910 - 2008
How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream? Ensign, May 2001, 93.
„Do you ever consciously try to sense your gut feeling by asking yourself, ‘What do I feel about this person, situation or decision?’ Trusting your gut can help you in the workplace and beyond. The danger is when you let external noise drown out what it’s telling you, letting other people’s views and opinions take priority over your own.“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967