„No army in the history of warfare has done more to avoid harming civilians in a combat zone than the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza.“
— Richard Kemp British Army officer 1959
As quoted in The Jewish Chronicle, 26 December 2014, p. 20.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
El mal que no he hecho, ¡cuánto mal ha hecho!
„At least so far, it’s climate change policy that’s doing harm. Climate change itself is probably doing good; or at least, more good than harm.“
— Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957
Quoted in "Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good'" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/10/tony-abbott-says-climate-change-is-probably-doing-good, The Guardian, October 10, 2017
„The publicity I have been getting, a good deal of which is untrue, and the rest of it ill considered, has done me more harm than good.“
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Letter to Frederick Ayers (5 May 1943), published in The Patton Papers 1940-1945 (1996) edited by Martin Blumenson, p. 242
Contexto: The publicity I have been getting, a good deal of which is untrue, and the rest of it ill considered, has done me more harm than good. The only way you get on in this profession is to have the reputation of doing what you are told as thoroughly as possible. So far I have been able to accomplish that, and I believe I have gotten quite a reputation from not kicking at peculiar assignments.
— Lloyd Alexander, livro The Black Cauldron
Fonte: The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book II: The Black Cauldron (1965), Chapter 3
Contexto: "I have marched in many a battle host," Adaon answered quietly, "but I have also planted seeds and reaped the harvest with my own hands. And I have learned there is greater honor in a field well plowed than in a field steeped in blood."
„It is an undoubted truth that, if a thing is not learned well, there is more harm done than good acquired.“
— George Long English classical scholar 1800 - 1879
An Old Man's Thoughts on Many Things, Of Education I
„Long ago I discovered that there was more to life than cricket, and more to cricket than runs and wickets.“
— David Foot Canadian economist 1929
Cricket's Unholy Trinity (1985)
„Of course, she does seem to be a rather good doctor. At the very least she has done the King no obvious harm, and that in my experience is far more than one might reasonably expect from a court physician.“
— Iain Banks, Culture series
Fonte: Culture series, Inversions (1998), Chapter 7 (p. 130)
„Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Speech at Kennedy Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island (23 August 1902), Presidential Addresses and State Papers (1910), p. 103. <!-- Mem. Ed. XVIII, 76; Nat. Ed. XVI, 64 -->
Contexto: Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
But there is another harm; and it is evident that we should try to do away with that. The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown.
— Pierre Bourdieu French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher 1930 - 2002
talk at the Conference of the AFEF, Limoges, October 30, 1977
— John Stuart Mill British philosopher and political economist 1806 - 1873
John Stuart Mill. Michelet.On the writing of English history. Complete Works Vol 20. Page 221.http://files.libertyfund.org/pll/pdf/Mill_0223-20_EBk_v7.0.pdf
— Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid scholar 948 - 1022
The Book of Guidance into the Lives of the Twelve Imams, 1981, "The Life of the Commander of the Faithful" (I. K. A. Howard (tr.)).
„An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.“
— Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986
Reader’s Digest (May 1979)
„Usefulness may turn out to be the hardest test of fitness for survival, more important than aggression, more effective, in the long run, than grabbiness.“
— Lewis Thomas American physician, poet and educator 1913 - 1993
"The Tucson Zoo", p. 10
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher (1979)
Contexto: Maybe altruism is our most primitive attribute out of reach, beyond our control. Or perhaps it is immediately at hand, waiting to be released, disguised now, in our kind of civilization as affection or friendship or attachment. I can’t see why it should be unreasonable for all human beings to have strands of DNA coiled up in chromosomes, coding out instincts for usefulness and helpfulness. Usefulness may turn out to be the hardest test of fitness for survival, more important than aggression, more effective, in the long run, than grabbiness.
— George Alec Effinger Novelist, short story writer 1947 - 2002
Fonte: What Entropy Means to Me (1972), Chapter 9 “A Moral Dilemma” (p. 146).
„No one does more harm in the Church than he who has the title or rank of holiness and acts perversely.“
— Pope Gregory I Pope from 590 to 604 540 - 604
Fonte: The Book of Pastoral Rule, p.32
„Maintaining the illusion that I am in control is futile, lonely, and in the long run more always costly than the effort is worth.“
— Sheldon Kopp American psychotherapist 1929 - 1999
Fonte: Even a stone can be a teacher (1985), p. 112
„In the long run there is no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely and then act boldly.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Fonte: Tomorrow Is Now (1963), pp. 119–120
Contexto: We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity. In the final analysis, a democratic government represents the sum total of the courage and the integrity of its individuals. It cannot be better than they are. … In the long run there is no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely and then act boldly.