„A child is innately wise and realistic.“

—  Alexander Sutherland Neill, Context: A child is innately wise and realistic. If left to himself without adult suggestion of any kind, he will develop as far as he is capable of developing. p. 4
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„Where is he, the champion and the child
Of all that's great or little, wise or wild“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Context: Where is he, the champion and the child Of all that's great or little, wise or wild; Whose game was empires, and whose stakes were thrones; Whose table earth — whose dice were human bones? St. 3.

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„[Religion] is innately irrational.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011
Hannity's America, May 13, 2007 interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWoHh4_rVdg http://transcripts.wikia.com/wiki/Sean_Hannity_Christopher_Hitchens_Hannity%27s_America_May13%2C_2007?venotify=created

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„I don't want to be a pessimist. I'm a realist. One man's realist is another man's pessimist.“

—  Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
Context: I don't hate America. I love America. I want it to be better. The only way we can get it to be better is to realistically criticize what's wrong with it. That's not what the Republicans do. … I don't want to be a pessimist. I'm a realist. One man's realist is another man's pessimist. But, no, I'm not like Mitt Romney, whose book is called No Apology, the Case for American Greatness. Really? Always waving the big foam number one finger; we're not number one in most things. We're number one in military. We're number one in money. We're number one in fat toddlers, meth labs, and people we send to prison. We're not number one in literacy, money spent on education. We're not even number one in social mobility. Social mobility means basically the American dream, the ability of one generation to do better than the next. We're tenth. That's like Sweden coming tenth in Swedish meatballs.

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„Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related.“

—  William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948
Context: There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related. Official blog at williamgibsonbooks.com (31 October 2004) http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/2004_10_01_archive.asp

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„The thought that some people are innately wicked disturbs me.“

—  James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
Context: The thought that some people are innately wicked disturbs me. But science is not here to make us feel good. It is to answer questions in the service of knowledge and greater understanding. In finding out the extent to which genes influence moral behaviour, we shall also be able to understand how genes influence intellectual capacities.

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„Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.“

—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990
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„The visionaries of yesterday are the realists of today.“

—  Helmut Kohl former chancellor of West Germany (1982-1990) and then the united Germany (1990-1998) 1930 - 2017
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„The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.“

—  Pierre Corneille French tragedian 1606 - 1684
Le sujet d'une belle tragédie doit n'être pas vraisemblable. Héraclius (1646), preface.

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