„What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.“
The Shoe workers' journal, Volume 16 (1915) p. 4
Variante: What does labor want? We want more school houses and less jails. More books and less guns. More learning and less vice. More leisure and less greed. More justice and less revenge. We want more … opportunities to cultivate our better natures.
„We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; we have more gadgets but less satisfaction; more medicine, yet less wellness; we take more vitamins but see fewer results. We drink too much; smoke too much; spend too recklessly; laugh too little; drive too fast; get too angry; stay up too late; get up too tired; read too seldom; watch TV too much and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we fly in faster planes to arrive there quicker, to do less and return sooner; we sign more contracts only to realize fewer profits; we talk too much; love too seldom and lie too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've done larger things, but not better things; we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice; we write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less; we make faster planes, but longer lines; we learned to rush, but not to wait; we have more weapons, but less peace; higher incomes, but lower morals; more parties, but less fun; more food, but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends; more effort, but less success. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; drive smaller cars that have bigger problems; build larger factories that produce less. We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, but short character; steep in profits, but shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; higher postage, but slower mail; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces; these quick trips, disposable diapers, cartridge living, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer, to prevent, quiet or kill. It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stock room.“
"The Paradox of Our Age"; these statements were used in World Wide Web hoaxes which attributed them to various authors including George Carlin, a teen who had witnessed the Columbine High School massacre, the Dalai Lama and Anonymous; they are quoted in "The Paradox of Our Time" at Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp
Words Aptly Spoken (1995)
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
"One From One Leaves Two" http://holyjoe.net/poetry/nash9.htm
Contexto: Abracadabra, thus we learn,
The more you create, the less you earn.
The less you earn, the more you're given,
The less you lead, the more you're driven,
The more destroyed, the more they feed,
The more you pay, the more they need
The more you earn, the less you keep,
And now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul should take
If the tax collector hasn't got it before I wake.
— Oscar Wilde, livro Intentions
What Art really reveals to us is Nature's lack of design, her curious crudities, her extraordinary monotony, her absolutely unfinished condition.
„The more a man knows, the more willing he is to learn. The less a man knows, the more positive he is that he knows everything…“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
„There are few things it is more important to learn than how to live on little and be therewith content: for the less we need what is without, the more leisure have we to live within.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Fonte: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 160
— Ralph Nader American consumer rights activist and corporate critic 1934
„We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Fonte: Letters and Papers from Prison
„… only a fraction of book learning will seep into practical life anyhow; and the more foolish the theory, the less of it.“
— Carl von Clausewitz, livro On War
Fonte: On War (1832), Book 6, Chapter 17.
„Learn to understand others. Most people do not want to understand others, instead wanting others to understand them. This is egotism. We should try to think less of ourselves and more of others. Try to understand others better.“
— Jun Hong Lu Australian Buddhist leader 1959
Quotes from Words of Wisdoms Vol.2
Original: (zh_Hant) 要學會理解別人。 每一個人都不會想到去瞭解別人， 都想讓別人瞭解自己， 這就是一切以“我”為出發點。 活在世界上， 少想自己，多想別人，多瞭解別人。
„Revenge is more wild, less calculated… deeply personal. Retribution is a punishment that is morally right and fully deserved. (Mitch Rapp)“
— Vince Flynn American writer of fiction 1966 - 2013
Fonte: American Assassin
„The less a necessity naturally exists for individual greed and rapacity, the more dangerous to, and obtrusive upon society it becomes. It is not voracious to satisfy its wants - it devours for the sake of devouring only!“
— Johann Most German-American anarchist politician, newspaper editor, and orator 1846 - 1906
The Beast of Property (1884)
„For human nature is strange: the less we are inclined to self-sacrifice, the more we insist on it in others.“
— Bolesław Prus, livro The Doll
The Doll (1887–1889)
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
1960s, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
Contexto: Every time man makes a new experiment he always learns more. He cannot learn less. He may learn that what he thought was true was not true. By the elimination of a false premise, his basic capital wealth which in his given lifetime is disembarrassed of further preoccupation with considerations of how to employ a worthless time-consuming hypothesis. Freeing his time for its more effective exploratory investment is to give man increased wealth.
„The evident justice and utility of the foregoing maxims have recommended them more or less to the attention of all nations.“
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Fonte: (1776), Book V, Chapter II, Part II, p. 894.
„The more you learn, the less you fear. "Learn" not in the sense of academic study, but in the practical understanding of life.“
— Julian Barnes, livro O sentido de um fim
Fonte: The Sense of an Ending
„The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.“
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
Daily Telegram #1597, Will Rogers Finds Larnin' Spoils One For Real Work (4 September 1931)
„Recollection, the art which the practical man is now invited to learn, is in essence no more and no less than the subjection of the attention to the control of the will.“
— Evelyn Underhill, livro Practical Mysticism
Fonte: Practical Mysticism (1914), Chapter IV, Meditation And Recollection, p. 69