„How we are almost nothing. We think, in our youth, we are the centre of the universe, but we simply respond, go this way or that by accident, survive or improve by the luck of the draw, with little choice or determination on our part.“

—  Michael Ondaatje, livro Divisadero

Fonte: Divisadero

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„We are human, after all, and we face difficult choices about how to exercise our power. But part of what makes us different is that we welcome criticism, just as we welcome the responsibilities that come with global leadership.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2014, Address to European Youth (March 2014)
Contexto: Of course, neither the United States nor Europe are perfect in adherence to our ideals, nor do we claim to be the sole arbiter of what is right or wrong in the world. We are human, after all, and we face difficult choices about how to exercise our power. But part of what makes us different is that we welcome criticism, just as we welcome the responsibilities that come with global leadership.

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„We think the world is ours forever, but we are little more than squatters.“

—  Alexander McCall Smith, livro The Careful Use of Compliments

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„We think our castles of sand are the ramparts of the universe.“

—  John Buchan, livro The Power-House

Fonte: The Power-House (1916), Ch. 3 "Tells of a Midsummer Night"
Contexto: When all is said, we are ruled by the amateurs and the second-rate. The methods of our departments would bring any private firm to bankruptcy. The methods of Parliament — pardon me — would disgrace any board of directors. Our rulers pretend to buy expert knowledge, but they never pay the price for it that a business man would pay, and if they get it they have not the courage to use it. Where is the inducement for a man of genius to sell his brains to our insipid governors?
And yet knowledge is the only power — now as ever. A little mechanical device will wreck your navies. A new chemical combination will upset every rule of war. It is the same with our commerce. One or two minute changes might sink Britain to the level of Ecuador, or give China the key of the world's wealth. And yet we never dream that these things are possible. We think our castles of sand are the ramparts of the universe.

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„We are the youth, we can make coolness for our future, it's up to us. Go green and hate hate.“

—  Lily Allen English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter 1985

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„We need to be bold and adventurous in our thinking in order to survive.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

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„In our zeal as revolutionists we try to move ahead as fast as possible, clearing the way, but knowing we must draw our sustenance from the mass and that it can advance more rapidly only if we inspire it by our example.“

—  Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967

Man and Socialism in Cuba (1965)
Contexto: The road is long and full of difficulties. At times we wander from the path and must turn back; at other times we go too fast and separate ourselves from the masses; on occasions we go too slow and feel the hot breath of those treading on our heels. In our zeal as revolutionists we try to move ahead as fast as possible, clearing the way, but knowing we must draw our sustenance from the mass and that it can advance more rapidly only if we inspire it by our example.

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„We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson, livro Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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Fonte: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Contexto: Yes, the universe had a beginning. Yes, the universe continues to evolve. And yes, every one of our body's atoms is traceable to the big bang and to the thermonuclear furnace within high-mass stars. We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.

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