— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
„If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee's eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us. If they are animals, what must we be?“
— Frans de Waal Dutch primatologist and ethologist 1948
„It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„We can only learn and advance with contradictions.
The faithful inside should meet the doubtful. The doubtful should meet the faithful. Human slowly advances and becomes mature when he accepts his contradictions.“
— Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
Context: I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying [no hard work]. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (p. 20, 24) Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 129
— Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„When I'm gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures.“
— Brian May English musician and astrophysicist 1947
Interview with The Sunday Times, quoted in "Brian May Converts Estate Into Wildlife Refuge", in Contactmusic.com (9 July 2012) http://www.contactmusic.com/queen/news/brian-may-converts-estate-into-wildlife-refuge_1359933.
„When you feel the last bit of breath leaving their body, you're looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!“
— Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989
Quoted by Bill Hagmaier. Rule, Ann (2009). The Stranger Beside Me (Paperback; updated 2009 ed.). New York: Pocket Books pages 380–96.
— Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882
„There is no doubt that the princess did become a queen---not only on the screen. One of the most loved, one of the most skillful, one of the most intelligent, one of the most sensitive, charming actresses---and friends, in my life---but also in the later stages of her life, the UNICEF ambassador to the children of the world. The generosity, sensitivity, the nobility of her service to the children of the world and the mothers of the world will never be forgotten.“
— Gregory Peck American actor 1916 - 2003