— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
„Unless during the first five years so great a degree of change has been accomplished as to deprive Capitalism of its power, it is unlikely that a Socialist Party will be able to maintain its position of control without adopting some exceptional means, such as the prolongation of the life of Parliament for a further term without an election.“
„Such being its nature, without any display, it becomes manifested; without any movement, it produces changes; and without any effort, it accomplishes its ends.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
Context: To entire sincerity there belongs ceaselessness. Not ceasing, it continues long. Continuing long, it evidences itself. Evidencing itself, it reaches far. Reaching far, it becomes large and substantial. Large and substantial, it becomes high and brilliant. Large and substantial; this is how it contains all things. High and brilliant; this is how it overspreads all things. Reaching far and continuing long; this is how it perfects all things. So large and substantial, the individual possessing it is the co-equal of Earth. So high and brilliant, it makes him the co-equal of Heaven. So far-reaching and long-continuing, it makes him infinite. Such being its nature, without any display, it becomes manifested; without any movement, it produces changes; and without any effort, it accomplishes its ends.
„As a matter of fact, the adaptability of a program to changes in its objectives (often called maintainability) and to changes in its environment (nowadays called portability) can be measured primarily in terms of the degree to which it is neatly structured.“
— Niklaus Wirth Swiss computer scientist 1934
„Without communities, no infant will be sufficiently socialized... and that occurs in the first four or five years of life.... The first two years are important.... of vital importance. He has to be loved, above all he has to be talked to.“
— Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977
„While she was exceptional, I was average, a man whose major accomplishment in life was to love her without reservation, and that would never change.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Ira Levinson, Chapter 14 Ira, p. 187
„Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
Ch. 2 : I'm Not an Accident
— Tarja Halonen 11th President of Finland 1943
Jytky yllätti Tarja Halosen: "Yli meni" http://www.iltasanomat.fi/vaalit2011/Jytky%20yll%C3%A4tti%20Tarja%20Halosen%20Yli%20meni/art-1288383903384.html Ilta-Sanomat 19 April 2011
„There is nothing to life that has value, except the degree of power—assuming that life itself is the will to power.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Book 1, sec. 55 (10 June 1887) http://nietzsche.holtof.com/Nietzsche_the_will_to_power/the_will_to_power_book_I.htm
„Without good-will, no man has any presumptive right, except the right or opportunity to change his will, so long as there is hope of it.“
— William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
Ch. VII, Natural Right, § 32, p. 73.<!-- italics in original --> Principle IV : There is one natural right and one only. Ch. VII, Natural Right, p. 74.
„Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
Speech on Social Purity (Spring 1875)
„It goes without saying that the normal durability of fixed capital is calculated on the supposition that all the conditions under which it can perform its functions normally during that time are fulfilled, just as we assume, in placing a mans life at 30 years on the average, that he will wash himself.“
— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
„We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature, and the means perhaps of its conservation.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe (1792)
„I believe that if you abolish the Corn-law honestly, and adopt Free Trade in its simplicity, there will not be a tariff in Europe that will not be changed in less than five years to follow your example.“
— Richard Cobden English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman 1804 - 1865
Speech http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/cobden-speeches-on-questions-of-public-policy-vol-1-free-trade-and-finance in Manchester (15 January 1846).
„The question we must all ask ourselves is how Mr. Benn was able to come within striking distance of the very heart of our economic life in the first place... an important part of the answer must be that our industry, economic life and society have been so debilitated by 30 years of Socialistic fashions that their very weakness tempts further inroads. The path to Benn is paved with 30 years of interventions: 30 years of good intentions: 30 years of disappointments. These have led the collectivists to say that we are failing only because we are taking half measures. The reality is that for 30 years the private sector of our economy has been forced to work with one hand tied behind its back by government and unions. Socialist measures and Socialist legacies have weakened free enterprise.“
— Keith Joseph British barrister and politician 1918 - 1994
Keith Joseph, Speech at Upminster http://www.margaretthatcher.org/archive/displaydocument.asp?docid=110604 (22 June 1974)