„Social media amplifies both the good side and the dark side of human nature. … Notwithstanding human ignorance, freedom of expression is essential.“

—  Newton Lee

Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), 2014

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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„I am interested both in nature, and in the human side of nature, and how the two can be brought together, and effectively used.“

—  Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995

Academy of Achievement interview (1991)
Contexto: Why do I see things differently from the way other people see them? Why do I pursue the questions that I pursue, even if others regard them as, as they say, "controversial?" Which merely means that they have a difference of opinion. They see things differently. I am interested both in nature, and in the human side of nature, and how the two can be brought together, and effectively used.

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„The human soul has need of truth and of freedom of expression.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

Draft for a Statement of Human Obligation (1943), Statement Of Obligations
Contexto: The human soul has need of truth and of freedom of expression.
The need for truth requires that intellectual culture should be universally accessible, and that it should be able to be acquired in an environment neither physically remote nor psychologically alien.

Galén photo

„Employment is Nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.“

—  Galén Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher 129 - 216

Latter day attributions
Fonte: Day's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations, (1884), p. 223.

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„In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

1940s, State of the Union Address — The Four Freedoms (1941)
Contexto: In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.
That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.

George W. Bush photo

„America is united. The freedom-loving nations of the world stand by our side. This will be a monumental struggle of good versus evil. But good will prevail“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

2000s, 2001, Freedom and Democracy Are Under Attack (September 2001)
Contexto: I want to thank the members of Congress for their unity and support. America is united. The freedom-loving nations of the world stand by our side. This will be a monumental struggle of good versus evil. But good will prevail.

Hau Pei-tsun photo

„When people on both sides of the Strait reach a consensus on their political system, unification will come to fruition naturally.“

—  Hau Pei-tsun Taiwanese politician 1919

Hau Pei-tsun (2013) cited in " Ex-premier Hau calls for ‘Chinese-style’ democracy http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/07/23/2003567961" on Taipei Times, 23 July 2013

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„Intellectual freedom is essential to human society — freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices.“

—  Andrei Sakharov Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist 1921 - 1989

Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom (1968)
Contexto: Intellectual freedom is essential to human society — freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship. Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economy, and culture.
But freedom of thought is under a triple threat in modern society—from the deliberate opium of mass culture, from cowardly, egotistic, and philistine ideologies, and from the ossified dogmatism of a bureaucratic oligarchy and its favorite weapon, ideological censorship. Therefore, freedom of thought requires the defense of all thinking and honest people.

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„Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

London: Pluto, 1996.
Quotes 1990s, 1995-1999, Powers and Prospects (1996)

Paul Klee photo

„For the artist communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human; himself nature; part of nature within natural space.“

—  Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940

Klee's statement written in 1923, in 'Paths of the Study of Natura' (Wage dar Natur studiums), Paul Klee; in Yearbook of the Staatlich. Bauhaus, Weimar, 1919-1923, Bauhaus Verlag, Weimar, 1923
1921 - 1930

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„The achievements of this subculture, both in slavery and in freedom, are among the most exalted in human record“

—  Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015

Fonte: 2000s, A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War (2000), p. 162
Contexto: The subculture of American Negroes is perhaps the most deeply rooted of all American subcultures, since most black Americans are descended from ancestors who were on the North American continent long before those of the great majority of white Americans. And the blood of many of them is, in truth, mingled with that of the great white families of the colonial and Revolutionary periods. The achievements of this subculture, both in slavery and in freedom, are among the most exalted in human record. It is doubted whether any expression of the human spirit transcends the Negro spiritual.

„Freedom as a concept sides with those who are struggling for theirs, whereas nonviolence as a concept sides with the enforcers of normality and the rulers of the status quo.“

—  Peter Gelderloos American anarchist 1982

Fonte: "The Failure of Nonviolence" (2013) https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-the-failure-of-nonviolence, Chapter 1. Violence Doesn't Exist

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„Formal cause, as logos, incorporates the patterns of side-effects as part of essential nature: tetrads restore poesis and the making process to the study of artefacts.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Fonte: 1980s, p. 227

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„And the war was a terrible war, but it was a war for human freedom, and if the South had succeeded and if slavery had been extended, the United States, or part of it, might very well have been on the side of Hitler in the Second World War.“

—  Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015

We would not have been the bastion of freedom we have been in the twentieth century.
2000s, The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (2002), Q&A