„Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible.“

—  Elie Wiesel, libro Night

Origine: Night

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„Politics, according to Mahatma Gandhi, is concerned with the well-being of human communities and anything concerned with human well-being must concern the person of religious commitment.“

—  Anantanand Rambachan Hindu studies scholar 1951

Diwali does not end when the lights go out (2013)
Contesto: Hindus have a deep religious responsibility to be politically engaged. At the heart of this engagement must be a concern for the well-being of all. We ought to ensure that Hindus are known, in whatever part of the world we reside, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean, for our commitment to overcoming suffering rooted in poverty, illiteracy, disease and violence. This commitment must become synonymous with what it means to be Hindu in our self-understanding and in the eyes of others. Politics, according to Mahatma Gandhi, is concerned with the well-being of human communities and anything concerned with human well-being must concern the person of religious commitment. Gandhi was deeply inspired by the life of Rama and especially by the nature of the community established after Rama's return from exile. He understood his life's purpose as working with others to make this community a reality.
Unfortunately, our religious traditions are known more for what we stand against than what we stand for. Religious identity has become negative rather than positive. We need to ensure that the positive dimension of our commitment is more prominent than the negative.
Let us celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with joy. Let each celebration, however be a reminder and renewal of our profound obligations to help bring the lights of prosperity, knowledge, health and peace to our communities, nations and our world.

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„Nature uses as little as possible of anything.“

—  Johannes Kepler German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer 1571 - 1630

Viking Book of Aphorisms: A Personal Selection (1920) by W. H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger, p. 98; also in The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology (2006) by Joseph Silk

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„If anything can, it is memory that will save humanity.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

Hope, Despair, and Memory (1986)

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„I think… that when it comes to us, anything is possible.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, libro Le parole che non ti ho detto

Origine: Message in a Bottle

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„You know that we are now allowing free expression of satirical thoughts. As they say, democracy is a beautiful thing, but humanity couldn't come up with anything worse than that.“

—  Yurii Andrukhovych, libro The Moscoviad

The Moscoviad
Originale: (uk) Ви ж знаєте, що в нас тепер вільне виявлення сатиричних думок. Як кажуть, демократія — прекрасна річ, але нічого гіршого людство вигадати не могло.
Origine: The Moscoviad. Yuri Andrukhovych. Spuyten Duyvil, New York City. ISBN1933132523, p. 130

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„There is not enough love in the world to squander it on anything but human beings.“

—  Max Scheler German philosopher 1874 - 1928

An erster Stelle ist diese Menschenliebe die Ausdrucksform einer verdrängten Ablehnung, eines Gegenimpulses gegen Gott. Sie ist die Scheinform eines verdrängten Gotteshasses! Immer wieder führt sie sich mit der Wendung ein, es sei doch „nicht genug Liebe in der Welt“, als daß man einen Teil noch an außermenschliche Wesen abgeben könnte—eine echte von Ressentiment diktierte Wendung!
Abhandlungen und Aufsätze (1915), p. 184
As cited in Albert Camus, The Rebel. However the passage is ironic and Scheler's intention was the exact opposite. The full quote reads: "In the first place this love of mankind is an expression of suppressed hatred, a revulsion against God. It is the expression of a suppressed hatred of God! It keeps coming back to the strange idea that "there isn't enough love in the world" for one to expend any on other than human beings - a real distortion dictated by ressentiment!'

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„Anything worth knowing cannot be understood by the human mind.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„Life was too short for anything but amusement at the human race.“

—  Poul Anderson, libro The Enemy Stars

Origine: The Enemy Stars (1959), Chapter 5 (p. 38)

„My conclusion is that today we are in chaos as far as the metropolis is concerned and do not do anything in the right direction.“

—  Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis Greek architect 1914 - 1975

Origine: Building Entopia - 1975, Chapter 12, Metropolis, p. 171

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„It does not seem to me that the evidence concerning the being of a God, and concerning immortality, is such as to enable us to assert anything in regard to either of these topics.“

—  Charles Eliot Norton American art historian 1827 - 1908

As quoted in John Ruskin, Charles Eliot Norton, John Lewis Bradley, Ian Ousby (1987). “The Correspondence of John Ruskin and Charles Eliot Norton”, p.175, Cambridge University Press

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„We humans have always defined ourselves by narration. What's happening today is that we're allowing multi-national corporations to tell our stories for us.“

—  Tom Robbins American writer 1932

The Syntax of Sorcery (2012)
Contesto: We humans have always defined ourselves by narration. What's happening today is that we're allowing multi-national corporations to tell our stories for us. The theme of corporate stories (and millions drink them in every day) seldom varies: to be happy you must consume, to be special you must conform. Absurd, obviously, yet our identities have become so fragile, so elusive, that we seem content to let advertisers provide us with their version of who we are, to let them recreate us in their image: a cookie-cutter image based on market research, shallow sociology, and insidious lies. Individualism is bad for business – though absolutely necessary for freedom, progressive knowledge, and any possible interface with the transcendent. And yes, it's entirely possible to function as a free-thinking individual without succumbing to narcissism..

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„Development of human race takes place in discovering new options on how to improve anything, mostly the human itself“

—  Angelo Vulpini Venezuelan recording artist 2003

Origine: Posted on @angelovulpini, Instagram (May 29, 2019)

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„Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human.“

—  Robin Morgan American feminist writer 1941

Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist (1977). New York: Random House. ISBN 0394482271. (1978 ed, ISBN 039472612X.), p 70. (possibly also published as Going Too Far: The Personal Documents of a Feminist) ("there is no 'too far,'" id., p. 8, "Introduction: Rights of Passage")

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„We humans are willing to believe anything rather than the truth.“

—  Carlos Ruiz Zafón, libro L'ombra del vento

Variante: We are willing to believe anything other than the truth.
Origine: The Shadow of the Wind

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„But in the imagination anything goes that can be imagined, and the limit of the imagination is a totally human world.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

"Quotes", The Educated Imagination (1963), Talk 1: The Motive For Metaphor http://northropfrye-theeducatedimagination.blogspot.ca/2009/08/1-motive-for-metaphor.html
Contesto: At the level of ordinary consciousness the individual man is the centre of everything, surrounded on all sides by what he isn't. At the level of practical sense, or civilization, there's a human circumference, a little cultivated world with a human shape, fenced off from the jungle and inside the sea and the sky. But in the imagination anything goes that can be imagined, and the limit of the imagination is a totally human world.

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„Human beings have not been given anything higher than wisdom and intellect.“

—  Musa al-Kadhim Seventh of the Twelve Imams and regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar 745 - 799

Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 419.
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„The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.“

—  Chögyam Trungpa, libro Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Origine: Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

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„mercy, I think, doesn't the human race know anything about mercy?“

—  Charles Bukowski, libro Love Is a Dog from Hell

Origine: Love Is a Dog from Hell

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