— Lynda Barry Cartoonist 1956
— Lynda Barry Cartoonist 1956
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
TV Interview for Yorkshire Television Woman to Woman (2 October 1985) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105830
Second term as Prime Minister
Contesto: All my upbringing was to instill into both my sister and I a fantastic sense of duty, a great sense of whatever you do you are personally responsible for it. You do not blame society. Society is not anyone. You are personally responsible and just remember that you live among a whole lot of people and you must do things for them, and you must make up your own mind. That was very very strong, very strong. I remember my father sometimes saying to me if I said: “Oh so and so is doing something; can't I do it too?” You know, children do not like to be different. “You make up your own mind what you are going to do, never because someone else is doing it!” and he was always very stern about that. It stood one in good stead.
— Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014
The Benn Heresy (1982).
— Glen Cook, libro Bleak Seasons
Origine: Bleak Seasons (1996), Chapter 77 (p. 212)
— Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945
Herman Cain: I’m More Than the ‘Anti-Romney’
Wall Street Journal
Regarding the 2011 Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
— Han Fei Chinese philosopher -279 - -232 a.C.
from "Having Regulations—A Memorandum" in The Complete Works of Han Fei Tzu, Volume I, Arthur Probsthain, London, 1939. Translated by W.K. Liao.
— Paulo Coelho, libro Aleph
Origine: Aleph (2011)
Contesto: It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it’s a complete waste of energy.
— Joseph Merrick English man with severe deformities 1862 - 1890
This is a rhyme used in Merrick's sideshow pamphlet, and which he is said to have often repeated, and used to sign his letters, followed by a quotation from "False Greatness" by Isaac Watts, first published in Horae Lyricae (1706) Bk. II:
If I could reach from pole to pole
or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the soul
The mind's the standard of the Man.
— John Burroughs American naturalist and essayist 1837 - 1921
Variante: You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
No hables mal de tus males a nadie, que hay culpas de tus males en todos.
— Robert Cormier, libro Beyond the Chocolate War
Origine: Beyond the Chocolate War (1985), p. 145
— Scott Adams cartoonist, writer 1957
Origine: Dilbert's Guide to the Rest of Your Life: Dispatches from Cubicleland
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
“On Preparing to Read Kipling”, p. 135
A Sad Heart at the Supermarket: Essays & Fables (1962)
— Verghese Kurien Indian founder of dairy-cooperative Amul 1921 - 2012
In p. 139.
Quote, Thought Leaders
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
As quoted by James Baldwin, “Highroad to Destiny,” a chapter in Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Profile, edited by C. Eric Lincoln, New York, NY, Hill & Wang, 1993, p. 97, (Rev. King speech to a black congregation in St. Louis), reprinted from the February, 1961 issue of Harper’s magazine under the title: “The Dangerous Road Before Martin Luther King.”
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
The Universal Message (1958)
Contesto: All this world confusion and chaos was inevitable and no one is to blame. What had to happen has happened; and what has to happen will happen. There was and is no way out except through my coming in your midst. I had to come, and I have come. I am the Ancient One.