„Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.“

Variante: Progress is a man´s ability to comlicate simplicity.

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„History, as well as life itself, is complicated; neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.“

—  Jared Diamond, livro Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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„I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them (1936), Afterword of a later edition

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„By two wings is man lifted above earthly things, even by
simplicity and purity. Simplicity ought to be in the intention,
purity in the affection.“

—  Thomas à Kempis, livro The Imitation of Christ

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 545.
Fonte: The Imitation of Christ
Contexto: Simplicity and purity are the two wings by which a man is lifted above all earthly things. Simplicity is in the intention — purity in the affection. Simplicity tends to God,— purity apprehends and tastes Him.

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„If technical progress is not matched by corresponding progress in man's ethical formation, in man's inner growth, then it is not progress at all, but a threat for man and for the world.“

—  Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927

Encyclical Letter Spe Salvi of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI to the Bishops Priests and Deacons Men and Women Religious and All the Lay Faithful On Christian Hope, 30 November 2007
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„Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit, a Man; Simplicity, a Child.“

—  Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744

"Epitaph on Gay" (1733), lines 1-2. Reported in The Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. John Butt, sixth edition (Yale University Press, 1970), p. 818. Compare: "Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child", John Dryden, Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew, line 70.

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„When the first flint, the first shell, was shaped into a weapon, that action shaped man. As he molded and complicated his tools, so they molded and complicated him.“

—  Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017

“Old Hundredth” p. 162 (originally published in New Worlds Science Fiction #100, November 1960)
Short fiction, Who Can Replace a Man? (1965)
Contexto: When the first flint, the first shell, was shaped into a weapon, that action shaped man. As he molded and complicated his tools, so they molded and complicated him. He became the first scientific animal. And at last, via information theory and great computers, he gained knowledge of all his parts. He formed the Laws of Integration, which reveal all beings as part of a pattern and show them their part in the pattern. There is only the pattern; the pattern is all the universe, creator and created.

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„I cannot escape from the conclusion that the great ages of progress have depended upon a small number of individuals of transcendent ability.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Fonte: 1930s, In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935), Ch. 8: Western Civilisation

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„My old man claimed that the more complicated the law the more opportunity for scoundrels.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988

Fonte: The Door Into Summer (1957), Chapter 5

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