„Those with financial advantage reason that selfishness is necessary and fortify themselves even further.“
From 1980s onwards, Norie Huddle interview (1981)
Contesto: Humanity is moving ever deeper into a crisis which has no precedent. It is a crisis brought about by evolution being intent on completely integrating differently colored, differently cultured, and intercommunicating humanity, and by evolution being intent on making integrated humanity able to live sustainedly at a higher standard of living for all than has ever been experienced by any. Probably ninety-nine percent of humanity does not know that we have the option to make it; we do. It can only be accomplished, however, through a Design Science Revolution.
Those in supreme power, politically and economically, aren’t yet convinced that our Planet Earth has anywhere nearly enough life support for all humanity.
They assume it has to be either you or me, that there is not enough for both. Those with financial advantage reason that selfishness is necessary and fortify themselves even further.
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Origine: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 242
— Jeanne Birdsall American children's writer 1951
Origine: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
„You cannot reason people into loving those whom they are not drawn to love; they cannot reason themselves into it; and there are some contrarieties of temper which are too strong even for the obligations of relationship.“
— James Anthony Froude, libro The Nemesis of Faith
Arthur's second commentary
The Nemesis of Faith (1849)
„There are two kinds of truths: those of reasoning and those of fact. The truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; the truths of fact are contingent and their opposites are possible.“
— Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716
Il y a aussi deux sortes de vérités, celles de Raisonnement et celle de Fait. Les vérités de Raisonnement sont nécessaires et leur opposé est impossible, et celles de Fait sont contingentes et leur opposé est possible.
La monadologie (33).
The Monadology (1714)
— J. G. Ballard, libro Cocaine Nights
Cocaine Nights (1996)
— Robert Gilpin Political scientist 1930 - 2018
Origine: The Political Economy of International Relations (1987), Chapter Five, The Politics Of International Trade, p. 228
— Woody Allen, Without Feathers
"The Early Essays".
Origine: Without Feathers (1975)
— Isaac Asimov, libro I robot e l'Impero
Origine: Robots and Empire
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
Origine: Man for Himself (1947), Ch. 4
— Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867
Journaux intimes (1864–1867; published 1887), Mon cœur mis à nu (1864)
Originale: (fr) Pour le commerçant, l’honnêteté elle-même est une spéculation de lucre.
— Ian Bremmer American political scientist 1969
"The New Capitals of Capital," http://fearandloathingingtown.blogspot.com/2009/03/quote-of-day_21.html Forbes (March 19, 2009).
— Leó Szilárd Physicist and biologist 1898 - 1964
As quoted in "Some Szilardisms on War, Fame, Peace", LIFE magazine, Vol. 51, no. 9 (1 September 1961), p. 79
The Voice of the Dolphins : And Other Stories (1961)
Variante: I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.
„Rules necessary for demonstrations. To prove all propositions, and to employ nothing for their proof but axioms fully evident of themselves, or propositions already demonstrated or admitted; Never to take advantage of the ambiguity of terms by failing mentally to substitute definitions that restrict or explain them.“
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662
The Art of Persuasion
— Jacques Dubochet Nobel prize winning Swiss chemist 1942
French: Raisonnablement, tous ces investissements [dans les énergies fossiles] sont des culs-de-sac financiers ou des catastrophes écologiques.
Source, in French: Jacques Dubochet, Parcours, Éditions Rosso, 2018, page 145 (ISBN 9782940560097).
— Marcus Garvey Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, orator, and entrepreneur 1887 - 1940
— Reinhold Niebuhr American protestant theologian 1892 - 1971
Origine: (1932), p.29
— David Gemmell, libro Quest for Lost Heroes
Origine: Drenai series, Quest for Lost Heroes, Ch. 10