— C. Wright Mills, livro The Power Elite
The Power Elite (1956), p. 23.
— C. Wright Mills, livro The Power Elite
„Human beings are remarkable - at what we can learn to live with. If we couldn't get strong from what we lose, and what we miss, and what we want and can't have, then we couldn't ever get strong enough, could we? What else makes us strong?“
— John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
— Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action
„We will learn that computers, amazing as they are, still cannot come close to being as effective as human beings. A computer isn't creative on its own because it is programmed to behave in a predictable way. Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience. Computers simply cannot do that.“
— Masaru Ibuka Japanese businessman 1908 - 1997
Masaru Ibuka in: The Corporate Board, (1992), Vol. 13, p. 30
— Philip Pullman, livro The Subtle Knife
His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife (1997), Stanislaus Grumman to Lee Scoresby in Ch. 14 : Alamo Gulch
— John Wayne American film actor 1907 - 1979
„What we must learn to do is to create unbreakable bonds between the sciences and the humanities. We cannot procrastinate. The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Tomorrow Is Now (1963), p. 134
„I would like to make the point that we cannot undo the past but we can learn from it, and we cannot predict the future but we can shape and build it.“
— Epeli Ganilau Fijian politician 1951
Excerpts from a speech to the Fiji Institute of Accountants, 28 April 2005
„We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything.“
— Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957
Emperor Has No Clothes Award acceptance speech (2003), Context: I am a reasonably emotional person, and I see no reason why that's incompatible with being a scientist. Even if we learn about how everything works, that doesn't mean anything at all. You can reduce how an impala leaps to a bunch of biomechanical equations. You can turn Bach into contrapuntal equations, and that doesn't reduce in the slightest our capacity to be moved by a gazelle leaping or Bach thundering. There is no reason to be less moved by nature around us simply because it's revealed to have more layers of complexity than we first observed. The more important reason why people shouldn't be afraid is, we're never going to inadvertently go and explain everything. We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything. When you study science, and especially these realms of the biology of what makes us human, what's clear is that every time you find out something, that brings up ten new questions, and half of those are better questions than you started with.
— Jack Steinberger Swiss physicist 1921
Context: The pretention that some of us are better than others, I don't think is a very good thing. And who is contributing what to our progress in science is not so obvious and many who don't get that Nobel Prize are better than people than some of us that do get the Nobel Prize. … I think we should not be interested in prizes, we should be interested in learning about nature. Interview with the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Jack Steinberger, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2008.
— Ann Druyan American author and producer 1949
„Because we have learned that our parents and other people cannot accept our emotions, thoughts and desires and we cannot tolerate them in that situation, we learn to disconnect from our personal truth as well. This includes disconnecting from our feelings so we don't feel them. This includes disconnecting from our thoughts so we aren't thinking them. It means disconnecting from our bodies so we don't feel our bodies and it involves disconnecting from our personal desires.“
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 a.C.
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931