„Some might consider him as too fond of fame; for the desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any other passion.“
— Tacitus, libro Historiae
Book IV, 6
Variante: One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Origine: "The Dead"
— Tacitus, libro Historiae
Book IV, 6
— Reginald Heber English clergyman 1783 - 1826
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 213.
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
— Thomas Hobbes, libro Leviatano
The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic Pt. I Human Nature (1640) Ch. 9
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Origine: On the Mystical Body of Christ, pp. 424-425
Contesto: What does the Scripture mean when it tells us of the body of one man so extended in space that all can kill him? We must understand these words of ourselves, of our Church, or the body of Christ. For Jesus Christ is one man, having a Head and a body. The Saviour of the body and the members of the body are two in one flesh, and in one voice, and in one passion, and, when iniquity shall have passed away, in one repose.
And so the passion of Christ is not in Christ alone; and yet the passion of Christ is in Christ alone. For if in Christ you consider both the Head and the body, the Christ’s passion is in Christ alone; but if by Christ you mean only the Head, then Christ’s passion is not in Christ alone. Hence if you are in the members of Christ, all you who hear me, and even you who hear me not (though you do hear, if you are united with the members of Christ), whatever you suffer at the hands of those who are no among the members of Christ, was lacking to the sufferings of Christ. It is added precisely because it was lacking. You fill up the measure; you do not cause it to overflow. You will suffer just so much as must be added of your sufferings to the complete passion of Christ, who suffered as our Head and who continues to suffer in His members, that is, in us. Into this common treasury each pays what he owes, and according to each one’s ability we all contribute our share of suffering. The full measure of the Passion will not be attained until the end of the world.
— Carl Linnaeus Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist 1707 - 1778
Lachesis Lapponica: Or, A Tour in Laplan http://books.google.es/books?id=vQ5XAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=es#v=onepage&q&f=false (1811), translated by James Edward Smith, Lulea, p. 238.
— Emil M. Cioran, libro A Short History of Decay
A Short History of Decay (1949)
— Claude McKay Jamaican American writer, poet 1889 - 1948
The White House, l. 5-8
— Jonathan Edwards Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian 1703 - 1758
— George Mallory British mountaineer 1886 - 1924
Diary entry (27 May 1924), published in Kingdom of Adventure — Everest (2006) by L. V. Stewart Blacker, p. 124
— Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860
"Thoughts on Labour" in The Dial (April 1841).
Contesto: The world no doubt grows better; comfort is increased from age to age. What is a luxury in one generation, scarce attainable by the wealthy, becomes at last the possession of most men. Solomon with all his wealth had no carpet on his chamber-floor; no glass in his windows; no shirt to his back. But as the world goes, the increase of comforts does not fall chiefly into the hands of those who create them by their work. The mechanic cannot use the costly furniture he makes. This, however, is of small consequence; but he has not always the more valuable consideration, TIME TO GROW WISER AND BETTER IN. As Society advances, the standard of poverty rises. A man in NewEngland is called poor at this day, who would have been rich a hundred and fifty years ago; but as it rises, the number that falls beneath that standard becomes a greater part of the whole population. Of course the comfort of a few is purchased by the loss of the many. The world has grown rich and refined, but chiefly by the efforts of those who themselves continue poor and ignorant. So the ass, while he carried wood and spices to the Roman bath, contributed to the happiness of the state, but was himself always dirty and overworked. It is easy to see these evils, and weep for them. It is common also to censure some one class of men — the rich or the educated, the manufacturers, the merchants, or the politicians, for example — as if the sin rested solely with them, while it belongs to society at large. But the world yet waits for some one to heal these dreadful evils, by devising some new remedy, or applying the old. Who shall apply for us Christianity to social life?
— Graham Greene, libro A Sort of Life
A Sort of Life, ch. 7, sct. 1 (1971)
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
Nelson Mandela on selflessness, Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa (12 July 2008). Source: From Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations © 2010 by Nelson R. Mandela and The Nelson Mandela Foundation http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/mini-site/selected-quotes
— Josh Groban American musician and actor 1981
Teen People Video Short, 20 Teens Who Will Change the World, 2003
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970