— Henri Cartier-Bresson French photographer 1908 - 2004
„Nothing kills the soul that commands to evil (Nafs al Ammarra) like seeing the beauty of the heart.“
— Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248
„I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual“
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
Context: I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual... the individual's integrity of speaking and acting only on the individual's own within-self-intuited and reasoned initiative... the individual's never joining action with others as motivated only by crowd-engendered-emotionalism, or a sense of the crowd's power to overwhelm, or in fear of holding to the course indicated by one's own intellectual convictions.
„The especial genius of Woman I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.“
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
„Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.“
— Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954
Context: Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity. The activity of the intuition consists in making spontaneous judgements which are not the result of conscious trains of reasoning... The exercise of ingenuity in mathematics consists in aiding the intuition through suitable arrangements of propositions, and perhaps geometrical figures or drawings. "Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals," section 11: The purpose of ordinal logics (1938), published in Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, series 2, vol. 45 (1939) In a footnote to the first sentence, Turing added: "We are leaving out of account that most important faculty which distinguishes topics of interest from others; in fact, we are regarding the function of the mathematician as simply to determine the truth or falsity of propositions."
— Solomon Northup, 12 Years A Slave
— Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.