„Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.“

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—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
Context: Art and science coincide insofar as both aim to improve the lives of men and women. The latter normally concerns itself with profit, the former with pleasure. In the coming age, art will fashion our entertainment out of new means of productivity in ways that will simultaneously enhance our profit and maximize our pleasure.

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„Men might be better if we better deemed
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—  Philip James Bailey British writer and poet 1816 - 1902
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„Circumstances rule men and not men circumstances.“

—  Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.
Variant translation: Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances. Herodotus, Book 7, Ch. 49; Misattributed to Euripedes in ""The Imperial Four"" by Professor Creasy in Bentley's Miscellany Vol. 33 (January 1853), p. 22

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„Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored?“

—  Мустафа Кемаль Ататюрк Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey 1881 - 1938
Context: Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies? As quoted in "Atatürk" in Images of a Divided World (29 October 2006) http://jmilton6000.wordpress.com/2006/10/29/ataturk/ Variant translation: Humankind consists of two sexes, woman and man. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?

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