„When we really want to go for something better, we shall smash the old. Until then, any sort of proposal, or making proposals, is no more than a tiresome game for self-important people.“

—  David Herbert Lawrence, livro Women in Love

Fonte: Women in Love

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„He mocks the people who proposes that the Government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.“

—  Grover Cleveland 22nd and 24th president of the United States 1837 - 1908

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Contexto: Communism is a hateful thing and a menace to peace and organized government; but the communism of combined wealth and capital, the outgrowth of overweening cupidity and selfishness, which insidiously undermines the justice and integrity of free institutions, is not less dangerous than the communism of oppressed poverty and toil, which, exasperated by injustice and discontent, attacks with wild disorder the citadel of rule.
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„It proposes to enrich both the people and the sovereign.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

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Contexto: POLITICAL economy, considered as a branch of the science of a statesman or legislator, proposes two distinct objects: first, to provide a plentiful revenue or subsistence for the people, or more properly to enable them to provide such a revenue or subsistence for themselves; and secondly, to supply the state or commonwealth with a revenue sufficient for the public services. It proposes to enrich both the people and the sovereign.

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„Through rationality we shall become awesome, and invent and test systematic methods for making people awesome, and plot to optimize everything in sight, and the more fun we have the more people will want to join us.“

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„People Propose, Science Studies, Technology Conforms.“

—  Donald A. Norman American academic 1935

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„Honorable beginnings should serve to awaken curiosity, not to heighten people's expectations. We are much better off when reality surpasses our expectations, and something turns out better than we thought it would.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, livro Oráculo Manual e Arte de Prudência

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