# „The rejection process is incorporated in the concept of the negative. The negative is a judgement device.“

Fonte: Lateral Thinking : Creativity Step by Step (1970), p. 159.
Contexto: The rejection process is incorporated in the concept of the negative. The negative is a judgement device. It is the means whereby one rejects certain arrangements of information. The negative is used to carry out judgement and to indicate rejection. The concept of the negative is crystallized into a definite language tool. This language tool consists of the words no and not. Once one learns the function and use of these words one has learned how to use logical thinking. The whole concept of logical thinking is concentrated in the use of this language tool. Logic could be said to be the management of NO.

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### „In arithmetic the Arabs took one step backward. Though they were familiar with negative numbers and the rules for operating with them through the work of the Hindus, they rejected negative numbers.“

—  Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

Fonte: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), p. 192.

### „By 1700 all of the familiar members of the [number] system… were known. However, opposition to the newer types of numbers was expressed throughout the century. Typical are the objections of… Baron Francis Masères… in 1759 his Dissertation on the Use of the Negative Sign in Algebra… shows how to avoid negative numbers… and especially negative roots, by carefully segregating the types of quadratic equations so that those with negative roots are considered separately; and… the negative roots are to be rejected.“

—  Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

Fonte: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), p. 592.

### „This is not a reaction against a negative world. It's a response to a negative world.“

—  Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967

regarding Adore, Guitar World. July 1998.

### „Information theory, introducing the concept of information as a quantity measurable by an expression isomorphic to negative entropy in physics, and developing the principles of its transmission.“

—  Ludwig von Bertalanffy austrian biologist and philosopher 1901 - 1972

General System Theory (1968), 4. Advances in General Systems Theory

### „The concept of logical thinking is selection and this is brought about by the processes of acceptance and rejection. Rejection is the basis of logical thinking.“

—  Edward de Bono Maltese physician 1933

Fonte: Lateral Thinking : Creativity Step by Step (1970), p. 159

### „A good negative is one thing, but a negative that will enable us to get a good picture is another.“

—  Alfred Horsley Hinton British photographer 1863 - 1908

Fonte: Practical Pictorial Photography, 1898, Development of negatives, p. 106

### „The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.“

—  Mark Manson American writer and blogger 1984

Fonte: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016), Chapter 1, “Don’t Try” (p. 9)

### „One of the first algebraists to accept negative numbers was… placed negative numbers on a par with positive numbers and gave both roots of a quadratic equation, even when both were negative. Both Girard and Harriot used the minus sign for the operation of subtraction and for negative numbers.“

—  Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

Fonte: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), pp. 252-253.

### „A negative mind will never find success. I have never heard a positive idea come from a person in a negative state.“

—  Jay Samit American businessman 1961

Fonte: Disrupt You! (2015), p. 39

### „If we allow ourselves to dwell on negatives, on hurts, on mistreatments, we will be negative thinkers. So be open to positive thinking, THINK BIG!“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Fonte: Think Big (1996), p. 152

### „Positive pluses and negative pluses.“

—  Lech Wałęsa Polish politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Poland 1943

Dodatnie i ujemne plusy.
Fonte: Mariusz Urbanek, "Jestem za, a nawet przeciw", in: Helge Hesse, W 80 powiedzeń dookoła świata, Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie, Wrocław 2009, ISBN 978-83-245-8733-9

### „The ascetic morality is a negative morality.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), IV : The Essence of Catholicism
Contexto: The ascetic morality is a negative morality. And strictly, what is important for a man is not to die, whether he sins or not.

### „As the cathode rays carry a charge of negative electricity, are deflected by an electrostatic force as if they were negatively electrified, and are acted on by a magnetic force in just the way in which this force would act on a negatively electrified body moving along the path of these rays, I can see no escape from the conclusion that they are charges of negative electricity carried by particles of matter.“

—  J. J. Thomson British physicist 1856 - 1940

"Cathode rays" http://web.lemoyne.edu/~GIUNTA/thomson1897.html Philosophical Magazine, 44, 293 (1897).

### „Accentuaute the positives - medicate the negatives.“

—  Amy Sedaris American comedian 1961

Fonte: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

### „Love is a negative form of hatred.“

—  Roger Zelazny, livro This Immortal

Fonte: This Immortal

### „Negative get conversed in positive“

—  Hira Ratan Manek 1937

The lecture in Ashland, Oregon (8th of July 2005)

### „Cease negative mental chattering.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.
Fonte: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 121

### „The Hindus introduced negative numbers… The first known use is Brahmagupta about 628; he also states the rules for the four operations with negative numbers. Bhāskara points out that the square root of a positive number is twofold, positive and negative. He brings up the matter of the square root of a negative number but says that there is no square root because a negative number is not a square. No definitions, axioms, or theorems are given.The Hindus did not unreservedly accept negative numbers. Even Bhāskara, while giving 50 and -5 as two solutions of a problem, says, "The second value is in this case not to be taken, for it is inadequate; people do not approve of negative solutions."“

—  Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

However, negative numbers gained acceptance slowly.
Fonte: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), p. 185.

### „Whatever is common to children of a given age is set up as the fundamental character of that age. The fact that three-year-old children are quite often negative is considered evidence that negativism is inherent in the nature of three-year-olds, and the concept of a negative age or stage is then regarded as an explanation for the appearance of negativism.“

—  Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist 1890 - 1947

Fonte: 1930s, The conflict between Aristotelian and Galileian modes of thought in contemporary psychology, 1931, p. 153 as cited in: Eells, T. D. (2007). " Generating and generalizing knowledge about psychotherapy from pragmatic case studies http://www2.scc.rutgers.edu/journals/index.php/pcsp/article/viewFile/893/2263". In: Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Vol 3, Nr. 1, p. 35-54.

### „No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.“

—  Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015