„What a horrible system we had. How blind we were.“

—  Hans Frank, To Leon Goldensohn, July 20, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004
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„The question suddenly came into my head, 'And if we were all blind?' And then immediately, as if answering myself, 'But we are all blind.“

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„How can we design improvement in large systems without understanding the whole system, and if the answer is that we cannot, how is it possible to understand the whole system?“

—  C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004
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„He paints for the blind, and we are the blind, and he lets us see for sure what we saw long ago but weren't sure we saw.“

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