„Any person who wants to govern the world is by definition the wrong person to do it.“

—  Greg Iles, livro The Footprints of God

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„For a person who wants to do original, realistic, and critical work in statistics there is no atmosphere anywhere in the world today to compare with this Department.“

—  Leonard Jimmie Savage American mathematician 1917 - 1971
Leonard Jimmie Savage, (1960) cited in: W.A. Wallis, "Leonard Jimmie Savage 1917-1971," in E Shils (ed.), Remembering the University of Chicago: teachers, scientists, and scholars. (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1991), 436-451; Quoted in: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson (2010). Letter to Chicago Department before taking up a professorship at the University of Michigan.

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„Fascist was, by definition, a person who happened to have been in jail in a communist country.“

—  Leszek Kolakowski Philosopher, historian of ideas 1927 - 2009
Context: When I collect my experiences, I notice that fascist is a person who holds one of the following beliefs (by way of example): 1) That people should wash themselves, rather than go dirty; 2) that freedom of the press in America is preferable to the ownership of the whole press by one ruling party; 3) that people should not be jailed for their opinions. both communist and anti-communist - 4), that racial criteria, in favour of either whites or blacks, are inadvisable in admission to Universities; 5 ) that torture is condemnable, no matter who applies it. (Roughly speaking "fascist" was the same as "liberal".) Fascist was, by definition, a person who happened to have been in jail in a communist country. The refugees from Czechoslovakia in 1968 were sometimes met in Germany by very progressive and absolutely revolutionary leftists with placards saying "fascism will not pass". "My Correct Views on Everything" (1974)

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„I'm not the sort of person who tries to be cool or trendy. I'm definitely an individual.“

—  Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974
http://www.popmonk.com/actors/leonardo-dicaprio/quotes-leonardo-dicaprio.htm

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„You should be able to do things that you wouldn't do. That's the definition of a genuinely moral person. They could do it, but they don't.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
Podcast, The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #36 [@2:32:37]

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„The last thing any sane person wants is a jihad.“

—  Poul Anderson, livro The Star Fox
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„You have to be prepared for the consequences. I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.“

—  Martin Sheen American actor 1940
2000s, Progressive magazine interview (2003), Context: It is one of the only tools that is available to us where you can express a deeply personal, deeply moral opinion and be held accountable. You have to be prepared for the consequences. I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it. On nonviolent civil disobedience

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„One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, livro The Innocence of Father Brown
The Father Brown Mystery Series (1910 - 1927), The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) The Sins of Prince Saradine

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„A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
As quoted in an interview in The New York Times (21 November 1930)

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„Inflicting pain as retribution for wrongs is a horrible mistake: The person wronged and the person punished are one and the same.“

—  Arnold Zuboff American philosopher 1946
" My 8 Big Ideas https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286624424_My_8_Big_Ideas" (2011), p. 9

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