„When, from the top of any high hill, one looks round the country, and sees the multitude of regularly distributed spires, one not only ceases to wonder that order and religion are maintained, but one is astonished that any such thing as disaffection or irreligion should prevail.“
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
„Wisdom is not mathematical, nor astronomical, nor zoological; when it talks too much of any one thing it ceases to be itself.“
— George Sarton American historian of science 1884 - 1956
Context: Wisdom is not mathematical, nor astronomical, nor zoological; when it talks too much of any one thing it ceases to be itself. There are wise physicists, but wisdom is not physical; there are wise physicians, but wisdom is not medical. Preface.
„Early Saturday morning I climbed the hills facing Kfar Gil'adi. Wonderful scenery. And in the brilliance of the beautiful morning I understood why Moses received the Torah on a mountain top. Only in the mountains is it possible to receive orders from above, when one sees how small is man yet feels secure in the nearness of God. From there one's horizons broaden in every respect, and the order of things becomes more understandable. In the mountains one can believe - and must believe. In the mountains one involuntarily hears the query: "Whom shall I send?" And the answer, "Send me to serve the beautiful and good!" Will I succeed? Will I be able to fulfil God's command?“
— Hannah Senesh Jewish poet and anti-nazi fighter in World War II 1921 - 1944
SENESH, Hannah, DAFNE, Reuven; PALGI, Yoel; SENESH, Catherine. Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary. London : Sphere, 1973. p. 92.
— Elizabeth Loftus American cognitive psychologist 1944
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
„One only leaf upon the top of a tree - the sole remaining leaf - danced round and round like a rag blown by the wind.“
— Dorothy Wordsworth English author, poet and diarist 1771 - 1855
March 7, 1798 This was turned into Coleridge's Christabel, lines 48-50:<br/>There is not wind enough to twirl<br/>The one red leaf, the last of its clan,<br/>That dances as often as dance it can.
„What is the one thing more than any other thing that makes one person different from any other person?“
— Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961
— Haidakhan Babaji teacher in northern India
The Teachings of Babaji, 22 January 1983
„Rule 2. Any summary of a distribution of numbers in terms of symmetric functions should not give an objective degree of belief in any one of the inferences or predictions to be made therefrom that would cause human action significantly different from what this action would be if the original distributions had been taken as evidence.“
— Walter A. Shewhart American statistician 1891 - 1967
„One of the real benefits of any travel is gaining some perspective. You see things from different points of view.“
— Angus King United States Senator from Maine 1944
Context: One of the real benefits of any travel is gaining some perspective. You see things from different points of view. That came home to me in a variety of ways: politically, economically, seeing what was going on in other states.
„There is no one who ever acts honestly in the administration of states, nor any helper who will save any one who maintains the cause of the just.“
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.