„This is a mournful discovery.
1)Those who agree with you are insane
2)Those who do not agree with you are in power.“

—  Philip K. Dick, livro VALIS

Fonte: VALIS

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„Mandela taught us the power of action, but he also taught us the power of ideas; the importance of reason and arguments; the need to study not only those who you agree with, but also those who you don’t agree with.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

He understood that ideas cannot be contained by prison walls, or extinguished by a sniper’s bullet. He turned his trial into an indictment of apartheid because of his eloquence and his passion, but also because of his training as an advocate. He used decades in prison to sharpen his arguments, but also to spread his thirst for knowledge to others in the movement. And he learned the language and the customs of his oppressor so that one day he might better convey to them how their own freedom depend upon his.
2013, Eulogy of Nelson Mandela (December 2013)

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„All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it.“

—  Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013

Fonte: Life Itself : A Memoir (2011), Ch. 55 : Go Gently
Contexto: Raised as a Roman Catholic, I internalized the social values of that faith and still hold most of them, even though its theology no longer persuades me. I have no quarrel with what anyone else subscribes to; everyone deals with these things in his own way, and I have no truths to impart. All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it. I know a priest whose eyes twinkle when he says, “You go about God’s work in your way, and I’ll go about it in His.”

„I do not agree with you, but if you do not agree with yourself either, then I agree with you.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Yo no estoy conforme de ti. Pero si tú tampoco estás conforme de ti, yo estoy conforme de ti.
Voces (1943)

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„We have three kinds of family
1. Those we are born to
2. Those who are born to us
3. And those we let into our hearts“

—  Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965

Variante: Simi? What was it you told me once about families?
We have three kinds of family. Those we are born to, those who are born to us, and those we let into our hearts.
Fonte: Bad Moon Rising

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„Constructing a social system that tends to those who agree with it is a piece of cake compared to constructing one that makes those who disagree with it want to obey its principles.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Erik Naggum on Atlas Shrugged http://netsettlement.blogspot.com/2010/01/erik-naggum-on-atlas-shrugged.html

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„Those who dance appear insane to those who cannot hear the music.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900


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„Respect only has meaning as respect for those with whom I do not agree.“

—  Karen Armstrong, livro A History of God

A History of God (1993)
Fonte: A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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„I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

King quoted here John F. Kennedy who at the signing of a charter establishing the German Peace Corps in Bonn, West Germany (24 June 1963) remarked: Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
According to Bartleby.com, Kennedy's remark may have been inspired by the passage from Dante Alighieri’s La Comedia Divina “Inferno,” canto 3, lines 35–42 (1972) passage as translated by Geoffrey L. Bickersteth: "by those disbodied wretches who were loth when living, to be either blamed or praised. [...] Fear to lose beauty caused the heavens to expel these caitiffs; nor, lest to the damned they theng ave cause to boast, receives them the deep hell." A more modern-sounding translation from the foregoing Dante’s Inferno passage was translataed 1971 by Mark Musa thus: “They are mixed with that repulsive choir of angels … undecided in neutrality. Heaven, to keep its beauty, cast them out, but even Hell itself would not receive them for fear the wicked there might glory over them.”
This is also often quoted slightly differently as: "The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict"
1960s, Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam (1967)
Contexto: I see this war as an unjust, evil, and futile war. I preach to you today on the war in Vietnam because my conscience leaves me with no other choice. The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic war. In international conflicts, the truth is hard to come by because most nations are deceived about themselves. Rationalizations and the incessant search for scapegoats are the psychological cataracts that blind us to our sins. But the day has passed for superficial patriotism. He who lives with untruth lives in spiritual slavery. Freedom is still the bonus we receive for knowing the truth. "Ye shall know the truth," says Jesus, "and the truth shall set you free." Now, I've chosen to preach about the war in Vietnam because I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.

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„We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, livro Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Nous ne trouvons guère de gens de bon sens, que ceux qui sont de notre avis.
Maxim 347. Compare: "'That was excellently observed,' say I when I read a passage in another where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, then I pronounce him to be mistaken." Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

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„Well, I agree with him [Gilles Simon]. All those that play within the tennis world know how hard it is to enter the top-100 and there is a huge difference between the top players and all the others, or at least those who are a bit ‘lower in the rankings, so yes, I agree“

—  João Sousa Portuguese tennis player 1989

On how prize money is distributed on the ATP Tour, during a 2015 November interview for an Italian tennis news website.
Fonte: Exclusive: Joao Sousa criticises the distribution of prize money on the ATP Tour, Ubitennis.com, 4 November 2015 http://www.ubitennis.com/eng/blog/2015/11/04/exclusive-joao-sousa-criticises-the-distribution-of-prize-money-on-the-atp-tour/,

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