„The Crucifixion and other historical precedents notwithstanding, many of us still believe that outstanding goodness is a kind of armor, that virtue, seen plain and bare, gives pause to criminality. But perhaps it is the other way around.“

"Gandhi", p. 22. First published in Politics (Winter 1948)
On the Contrary: Articles of Belief 1946–1961 (1961)

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„You see, this war came to us, not the other way around.“

—  Condoleezza Rice American Republican politician; U.S. Secretary of State; political scientist 1954

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„Nature must govern technology, not the other way around.“

—  Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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Contexto: If we're ever going to get the world back on a natural footing, back in tune with natural rhythyms, if we're going to nurture the Earth and protect it and have fun with it and learn from it — which is what mothers do with their children — then we've got to put technology (an aggressive masculine system) in its proper place, which is that of a tool to be used sparingly, joyfully, gently and only in the fullest cooperation with nature. Nature must govern technology, not the other way around.

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„Mental clarity is the child of courage, not the other way around.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, livro The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Fonte: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 57

„But it's exactly the other way around for an out-group member.“

—  Robert Trivers American evolutionary biologist and sociobiologist 1943

As quoted in Science at the Edge: Conversations with the Leading Scientific Thinkers of Today (2008), p. 170
Contexto: People are often unconscious of some of the mechanisms that naturally occur in them in a biased way. For example, if I do something that is beneficial to you or to others, I will use the active voice: I did this, I did that, then benefits rained down on you. But if I did something that harmed others, I unconsciously switch to a passive voice: this happened, then that happened, then unfortunately you suffered these costs. One example I always loved was a man in San Francisco who ran into a telephone pole with his car, and he described it to the police as, "the pole was approaching my car, I attempted to swerve out-of-the-way, when it struck me."
Let me give you another, the way in which group membership can entrain language-usages that are self-deceptive. You can divide people into in-groups or out-groups, or use naturally occurring in-groups and out-groups, and if someone's a member of your in-group and they do something nice, you give a general description of it – "he's a generous person". If they do something negative, you state a particular fact: "in this case he misled me", or something like that. But it's exactly the other way around for an out-group member. If an out-group member does something nice, you give a specific description of it: "she gave me directions to where I wanted to go". But if she does something negative, you say, "she's a selfish person". So these kinds of manipulations of reality are occurring largely unconsciously.

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„There are many other ways in which language can be used to manipulate an audience. one obvious way is to simply lie.“

—  Randal Marlin Canadian academic 1938

Fonte: Propaganda & The Ethics Of Persuasion (2002), Chapter Three, Propaganda Technique, p. 107

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„Despite the severity of their punishments, religions have still consistently failed in virtually all attempts to curtail criminal behavior, and have in fact actually empowered or promoted criminality in many ways. More reasonable laws are usually more effective.“

—  Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962

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—  R. Edward Freeman American academic 1951

Fonte: A stakeholder approach to strategic management, 1984, p. 64 as cited in: George Cheney, Steve May, Debashish Munshi (2010) Handbook of Communication Ethics. p. 108

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