„When FORTRAN has been called an infantile disorder, full PL/1, with its growth characteristics of a dangerous tumor, could turn out to be a fatal disease.“

1970s, The Humble Programmer (1972)

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1930 - 2002

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„Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

When asked by Viereck if he considered himself to be a German or a Jew. A version with slightly different wording is quoted in Einstein: His Life and Universe http://books.google.com/books?id=dJMpQagbz_gC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA386#v=onepage&q&f=false by Walter Isaacson (2007), p. 386
1920s, Viereck interview (1929)
Variante: Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Contexto: It is quite possible to be both. I look upon myself as a man. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

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„The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„Contracting a fatal disease.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

In response to a reporter's question, "Are there any circumstances under which you could imagine yourself not still being a candidate when the presidential primaries are held?" (July 2007)
2000s, 2007

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„Civilization is a disease which is almost invariably fatal.“

—  William Ralph Inge, The Idea of Progress

"The Idea of Progress" http://books.google.com/books?id=TbgYAAAAYAAJ&q=Devil+in+human+form, Romanes Lecture (27 May 1920), reprinted in Outspoken Essays: Second Series (1922)

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„The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„Christ's gospel could never have been delivered by one who was diseased.“

—  John McClellan Holmes US Christian minister and author 1834 - 1911

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 299.

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„To be or not to be is not the question. The vital question is: how to be and how not to be?
The tendency to forget this vital question is the tragic disease of contemporary man, a disease that may prove fatal, that may end in disaster.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

"No Religion is an Island", p. 264
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Contexto: Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. And yet being alive is no answer to the problems of living. To be or not to be is not the question. The vital question is: how to be and how not to be?
The tendency to forget this vital question is the tragic disease of contemporary man, a disease that may prove fatal, that may end in disaster. To pray is to recollect passionately the perpetual urgency of this vital question.

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„A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.“

—  Guy Fawkes English member of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 1570 - 1606

Remark (6 November 1605) as quoted in The Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 6 (1917); He is here invoking a version of a famous statement of Hippocrates, also translated as "Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."

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„No disease any refugee might bring to America is as dangerous as the disease of fear, bigotry and hatred now being spread in America by Fox.“

—  William Kristol American writer 1952

Twitter post https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1056861868743188480 (29 October 2018)
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„The world is in an extremely dangerous situation, and serious diseases often require the risk of a dangerous cure — like the Pasteur serum for rabies.“

—  Alan Watts British philosopher, writer and speaker 1915 - 1973

Inside Information p. 4
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