„People often ask, "What is the single most important environmental/population problem facing the world today?" A flip answer would be, "The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!"“
— Jared Diamond American scientist and author 1937
„So it was better to think of formulations which could explain the creation of matter without violating the law of conservation of matter... For that we used what is called as negative energy, which at that time was considered unrealistic. There was a good example of negative energy, mainly Newtonian gravity. Newtonian gravity is a negative energy system because gravitational potential energy is negative and we i. e, Fred Hoyle and me, worked out a fairly consistent method of describing this whole thing. Today what people call phantom fields, an idea which is catching up with people trying to explain some problems of the big-bang, these phantom fields are what we had proposed way back in the 1960’s.“
— Jayant Narlikar Indian physicist 1938
— Mark Tobey American abstract expressionist painter 1890 - 1976
Quote from exhibition catalogue, Mark Tobey, 1951, as cited in Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, W.C, Seitz, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1983, p.13
„In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor and that is the danger we face today.“
— Scott Pelley American television journalist, news anchor 1957
11 May 2013 Speech at Quinnipiac University upon receiving the Fred Friendly journalism award.
„We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1902 - 1978
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„We face the future fortified with the lessons we have learned from the past. It is today that we must create the world of the future.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Context: We face the future fortified with the lessons we have learned from the past. It is today that we must create the world of the future. Spinoza, I think, pointed out that we ourselves can make experience valuable when, by imagination and reason, we turn it into foresight. p. xv
„This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.“
— Yasser Arafat former Palestinian President, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1929 - 2004
On Palestinian Authority Television (15 January 2002).
„After 1994, we did many things. We had Fiuggi, there was a confrontation. I'd say that today one cannot say it for sure. Today, I would not say it again [that Mussolini was the greatest political leader of the century. ]“
— Gianfranco Fini Italian politician 1952
La Stampa http://archivio.lastampa.it/LaStampaArchivio/main/History/tmpl_viewObj.jsp?objid=3435107, 23 January 2002, p. 7.
„In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift— a more human face.“
— Steve Biko anti-apartheid activist in South Africa 1946 - 1977
White Racism and Black Consciousness
„We no longer have to resort to superstition when faced with the deep problems: Is there a meaning to life? What are we for? What is man?“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
Ch. 1. Why Are People?
„There's no doubt that we have other problems with Iran. But personally, I'd rather deal with the other problems having put that lid on their nuclear program than still to be facing that.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
„We will see that the greatest problem confronting civilization is not merely religious extremism: rather, it is the larger set of cultural and intellectual accommodations we have made to faith itself.“
— Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967
„If we allow ourselves to dwell on negatives, on hurts, on mistreatments, we will be negative thinkers. So be open to positive thinking, THINK BIG!“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951