— Earl Nightingale American motivational speaker 1921 - 1989
„The operation was a success, but the patient died.' What such a procedure is to medicine, the Court's opinion in this case is to law.“
— Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016
National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, 524 U.S. 569 (1998) (Scalia, concurring).
„What we really are looking for is self reliance and that is how we should measure success. I don’t much like the word empowerment, but self-reliance is the foundation of SEWA’s approach,.“
— Ela Bhatt founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) 1933
„I think anyone who is creative or self-aware in any way, there’s like a humility to it, or I should say a humiliation to it.“
— St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982
Context: I think anyone who is creative or self-aware in any way, there’s like a humility to it, or I should say a humiliation to it. But there’s also a self-delusion — the provisional ego, as my uncle would call it. The self-delusion is the thing that makes you go, oh you know what, all the music that I’ve ever loved in the world, I want to be a part of that — hey, listen to what I have to say, it’s really important, it’s going to matter.” You can’t apologize your way into people’s hearts... You have to go full force. "Friendly, and Just a Bit Creepy: St. Vincent Defies Categories" in The New York Times (7 May 2009) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/arts/music/07vince.html?_r=1&ref=arts&pagewanted=all
„Success depends on three things: who says it, what he says, how he says it; and of these three things, what he says is the least important.“
— John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor 1838 - 1923
Vol. II, bk. 5, ch. 4.
„A human is a complicated organic/electrical system, which is immersed in a culture. Try raising a monkey like a human, it won't work, you need the human's certain brain characteristics (including self-reflection) in order to create a truly intelligent creature. The brain processes inputs and perception in very particular ways, and I think until we understand the underlying processes better, there is no way to really simulate it in software. Computers will continue to be good at simplistic analysis, and raw processing power, but the subtlety of emotions is something intrinsic to the human organism and culture.“
— Andrew Sega musician from America 1975
„People need self-respect, but self-respect must be earned -- it cannot be self-respect if it's not earned -- and the only way to earn anything is to achieve it in the face of the possibility of failing.“
— Charles Murray 1943
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/16997889. Crown Forum (2012); ISBN10: 0307453421; ISBN13: 9780307453426.
„The human being, on the other hand, is firmly located in a temporal process. He has an image of the past which extends back far beyond the limits of his own life and experience, and he likewise has an image of the future. Closely associated with the time structure of his image is the image of the structure of relationships. Because we are aware of time, we are also aware of cause and effect, of contiguity and succession, of cycles and repetition. The image of man is also characterized by a much greater degree of self-consciousness and of self-awareness than that of the lower animals. We not only know, but we know that we know. This reflective character of the human image is unique, and is what leads to philosophy.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
„Sincerity is that whereby self-completion is effected, and its way is that by which man must direct himself.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 до н.э.
„You can give music variation without changing the notes. When you get close to a piece there will inevitable be tinkering. I sometimes wonder if concert pianists expend so much effort and energy finding new ways to interpret that what they really need is some more direct form of self-expression.“
— Joanna MacGregor British musician 1959
Denver Post, 18/02/2005
— Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937
— Victor Frederick Weisskopf Austrian-born American theoretical physicist 1908 - 2002
[Victor Weisskopf, Growing up with quantum field theory: The development of quantum electrodynamics. In: The birth of particle physics (ed. L.M. Brown and L. Hoddeson), Cambridge University Press, 1983, 75]
„In spite of these variations from case to case, officials behaved as if they understood it, giving apparently logical arguments to each other often depending on the "success" of previous flights.“
— Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
Context: The acceptance and success of these flights is taken as evidence of safety. But erosion and blow-by are not what the design expected. They are warnings that something is wrong. The equipment is not operating as expected, and therefore there is a danger that it can operate with even wider deviations in this unexpected and not thoroughly understood way. The fact that this danger did not lead to a catastrophe before is no guarantee that it will not the next time, unless it is completely understood. When playing Russian roulette the fact that the first shot got off safely is little comfort for the next. The origin and consequences of the erosion and blow-by were not understood. They did not occur equally on all flights and all joints; sometimes more, and sometimes less. Why not sometime, when whatever conditions determined it were right, still more leading to catastrophe? In spite of these variations from case to case, officials behaved as if they understood it, giving apparently logical arguments to each other often depending on the "success" of previous flights.
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
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