„Wilders: Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?
Public: Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!
Wilders: We'll take care of that.“
During a party after municipal elections ( video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaRxCHXuoLA) (19 March 2014), quoted in Aljazeera: Dutch far-right in crisis over Wilders chant (22 March 2014) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/03/dutch-far-right-crisis-over-wilders-chant-2014322143319384578.html
„Democracies should be a delirium of choices - more options, not fewer; more avenues to travel, not fewer.“
— B. W. Powe Canadian writer 1955
A Prayer For Canada, p. 5
Towards a Canada of Light (2006)
— William of Ockham medieval philosopher and theologian 1285 - 1349
Summa Totius Logicae, i. 12, cited in "Ockham's Razor" by Paul Newall at Galilean Library (25 June 2005) http://www.galilean-library.org/manuscript.php?postid=43832
Original: (la) Frustra fit per plura, quod potest fieri per pauciora.
„A more well-rounded higher education is necessary to graduate more ethical hackers and fewer cybercriminals, more socially responsible leaders and fewer wolves of Wall Street.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Google It: Total Information Awareness, 2016
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
— Robert Grosseteste English bishop and philosopher 1175 - 1253
i. 17, f. 17<sup>vb</sup>
Commentarius in Posteriorum Analyticorum Libros (c. 1217-1220)
Contexto: That is better and more valuable which requires fewer, other circumstances being equal, just as that demonstration is better, other circumstances being equal, which necessitates the answering of a smaller number of questions for a perfect demonstration or requires a smaller number of suppositions and premises from which the demonstration proceeds. For if one thing were demonstrated from many and another thing from fewer equally known premisses, clearly that is better which is from fewer because it makes us know quickly, just as a universal demonstration is better than particular because it produces knowledge from fewer premises. Similarly in natural science, in moral science, and in metaphysics the best is that which needs no premisses and the better that which needs the fewer, other circumstances being equal.
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Speech to the Third Army (1944)
Contexto: From time to time there will be some complaints that we are pushing our people too hard. I don't give a good Goddamn about such complaints. I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood. The harder we push, the more Germans we will kill. The more Germans we kill, the fewer of our men will be killed. Pushing means fewer casualties. I want you all to remember that.
— J. Michael Straczynski American writer and television producer 1954
JMSNews (31 January 2008) http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17708&topic=Spiderman.
Contexto: The more important the emotion is, the fewer words required to express it:
Will you go out with me?
I think I like you.
I care for you.
I love you.
„But now it seems possible that the truth about getting older is that there are fewer and fewer things to make fun of until finally there is nothing you are sure you will never be.“
— Jenny Offill, livro Dept. of Speculation
Fonte: Dept. of Speculation
„It makes me cry because it means that fewer and fewer people are believing it's cool to want what I want, which is to be married and have kids and love each other in a monogamous, long-lasting relationship.“
— Mindy Kaling, livro Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Fonte: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Fonte: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Stone of Farewell (1990), Chapter 25, “Petals in a Wind Storm” (p. 640).
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Fonte: The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
— Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976
TALKING "Y" WITH BKV: THE BRIAN K. VAUGHN INTERVIEW conducted by Nolan Reese May 21, 2003 http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/interviews/18.html
„It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Fonte: Personal Recollections (1981), p. 96
„We may assume the superiority ceteris paribus [all things being equal] of the demonstration which derives from fewer postulates or hypotheses—in short from fewer premisses; for… given that all these are equally well known, where they are fewer knowledge will be more speedily acquired, and that is a desideratum. The argument implied in our contention that demonstration from fewer assumptions is superior may be set out in universal form…“
— Aristotle, livro Posterior Analytics
Book I, Part 25
Also known as Occam's razor or the principle of parsimony / economy (lex parsimoniae)
Richard McKeon (tr.) (1963), p. 150
— Cassandra Clare, livro Lord of Shadows
Fonte: Lord of Shadows