„Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.“

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„Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 a.C.
The Collected Works of Karen Horney‎ (1957) by Karen Horney, p. 154: "We may feel genuinely concerned about world conditions, though such a concern should drive us into action and not into a depression."

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„Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.“

—  Howard Zinn author and historian 1922 - 2010
"Election Madness" http://www.progressive.org/mag_zinn0308 The Progressive (March 2008)

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„Before enlightenment, I used to be depressed; after enlightenment, I continue to be depressed.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Context: Before enlightenment, I used to be depressed; after enlightenment, I continue to be depressed. You don't make a goal out of relaxation and sensitivity. Have you ever heard of people who get tense trying to relax? If one is tense, one simply observes one's tension. You will never understand yourself if you seek to change yourself. The harder you try to change yourself the worse it gets. You are called upon to be aware. "Hidden Agenda" p. 145

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„Chentlemen, you are vorried about the depression[sic]. You should not be. For capitalism, a depression is a good, cold douche.“

—  Joseph Alois Schumpeter Austrian economist 1883 - 1950
To economics students, recorded by R. L. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers, 1953

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„The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
How Nobleness of Mind may be consistent with Prudence, Chap. v.

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„It is as if a man, who was given a blade so marvelously keen that it would sever anything, should use its edge for driving in nails.“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Context: One free man will say with truth what he thinks and feels amongst thousands of men who by their acts and words attest exactly the opposite. It would seem that he who sincerely expressed his thought must remain alone, whereas it generally happens that every one else, or the majority at least, have been thinking and feeling the same things but without expressing them. And that which yesterday was the novel opinion of one man, to-day becomes the general opinion of the majority. And as soon as this opinion is established, immediately by imperceptible degrees, but beyond power of frustration, the conduct of mankind begins to alter. Whereas at present, every man, even, if free, asks himself, "What can I do alone against all this ocean of evil and deceit which overwhelms us? Why should I express my opinion? Why indeed possess one? It is better not to reflect on these misty and involved questions. Perhaps these contradictions are an inevitable condition of our existence. And why should I struggle alone with all the evil in the world? Is it not better to go with the stream which carries me along? If anything can be done, it must be done not alone but in company with others." And leaving the most powerful of weapons — thought and its expression — which move the world, each man employs the weapon of social activity, not noticing that every social activity is based on the very foundations against which he is bound to fight, and that upon entering the social activity which exists in our world every man is obliged, if only in part, to deviate from the truth and to make concessions which destroy the force of the powerful weapon which should assist him in the struggle. It is as if a man, who was given a blade so marvelously keen that it would sever anything, should use its edge for driving in nails. We all complain of the senseless order of life, which is at variance with our being, and yet we refuse to use the unique and powerful weapon within our hands — the consciousness of truth and its expression; but on the contrary, under the pretext of struggling with evil, we destroy the weapon, and sacrifice it to the exigencies of an imaginary conflict'. Ch. 17

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„... have the power of directing or concentrating nervous energy, raising or depressing it in a remarkable degree, at will, locally or generally. That in this state, we have the power of exciting or depressing the force and frequency of the heart's action, and the state of circulation, or generally, in a surprising degree.“

—  James Braid Scottish surgeon, hypnotist, and hypnotherapist 1795 - 1860
When he hypnotized a patient, in Neurypnology; or, The rationale of nervous sleep, considered in relation ... http://books.google.co.in/books?id=DMgDAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover.p.151.

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