— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„Men follow their sentiments and their self-interest, but it pleases them to imagine that they follow reason. And so they look for, and always find, some theory which, a posteriori, makes their actions appear to be logical. If that theory could be demolished scientifically, the only result would be that another theory would be substituted for the first one, and for the same purpose.“
— Vilfredo Pareto, page 95.
— Mike Myers Canadian- British- American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and film producer 1963
„Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - 251 a.C.
„When I once called myself a “Sunday painter” dabbling in stochastic finance, that was not meant to belittle finance theory as a branch of serious economic theory. Such a peculiar view was expressed again and again by the late Milton Friedman, a dizzy view that I still find incomprehensible.“
— Paul A. Samuelson American economist 1915 - 2009
— Louis-ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
— Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
„Many adults feel that every children's book has to teach them something.... My theory is a children's book... can be just for fun.“
— R.L. Stine American writer and producer 1943
— Edward Hopper prominent American realist painter and printmaker 1882 - 1967
„What truly is logic? Who decides reason? [... ] It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reason can be found.“
— John Nash American mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate 1928 - 2015
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
„Only someone who (like the Intuitionist) denies that the concepts and axioms of classical set theory have any meaning could be satisfied with such a solution, not someone who believes them to describe some well-determined reality. For in reality Cantor's conjecture must be either true or false, and its undecidability from the axioms as known today can only mean that these axioms do not contain a complete description of reality.“
— Kurt Gödel logician, mathematician, and philosopher of mathematics 1906 - 1978
„Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? I guarantee nothing but a free trip to Peru and the South Sea islands and back, but you will find good use for your technical abilities on the voyage. Reply at once.'
Next day the following telegram arrived from Torstein:
— Thor Heyerdahl Norwegian anthropologist and adventurer 1914 - 2002