„It is perhaps well enough that the people of the Nation do not know or understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.“

—  Henry Ford, Misattributed
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„Variant: If the American people knew the corruption in our money system there would be revolution before morning.“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
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„I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.“

—  Carl Sagan, libro Cosmos
Cosmos (1980), Context: The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky. p. 4

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„An armed people are a free people. If our forefathers were not armed before the American Revolution we would all be speaking English today.“

—  Grover Norquist Conservative Lobbyist 1956
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„I cannot articulate enough to express my dislike to people who think that understanding spoils your experience… How would they know?“

—  Marvin Minsky American cognitive scientist 1927 - 2016
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„He did not know the way things were going: he was too Victorian to understand the Victorian epoch. He did not know enough ignorant people to have heard the news.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
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