„Remember that your dominating thoughts attract,
through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most
convenient route, their physical counterpart. Be careful what
your thoughts dwell upon.“
— Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970
Источник: Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success
„Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.“
— Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845
Lecture IX : On the Conduct of the Understanding
Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy (1849)
„We are dissipating superstition, ignorance and fear. We are forging courage, will and knowledge.
Every striving toward enlightenment is welcome. Every prejudice, caused by ignorance, is exposed.“
— Nicholas Roerich Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, enlightener, philosopher 1874 - 1947
New Era Community (1926)
Контексте: We are dissipating superstition, ignorance and fear. We are forging courage, will and knowledge.
Every striving toward enlightenment is welcome. Every prejudice, caused by ignorance, is exposed.
Thou who dost toil, are not alive in thy consciousness the roots of cooperation and community?
If this flame has already illumined thy brain, adopt the signs of the Teaching of Our mountains.
Thou who dost labor, do not become wearied puzzling over certain expressions. Every line is the highest measure of simplicity.
Greeting to workers and seekers!
„To me, my approach is the most sensible. You're a comic. Therefore you want to get laughs. How do you get the most laughs in an hour? Tell short jokes. And don't say boom boom at the end. Just let the audience laugh then tell another joke. It's the shortest route to where you want to go.“
— Jimmy Carr British comedian and humourist 1972
Источник: Allan Brown (August 1, 2004) "Benefits of being game for a laugh - Edinburgh Festival", The Sunday Times.
„In America, the traditional routes to black identity have hardly been normal. Suicide (disappearance by imitation, or willed extinction), violence (hysterical religiosity, crime, armed revolt), and exemplary moral courage; none of these is normal.“
— June Jordan Poet, essayist, playwright, feminist and bisexual activist 1936 - 2002
Источник: Black Studies: Bringing Back The Person (1969), p. 48
„You can't keep kids safe. The best thing that you can do is make them able and courageous. It's absolutely crucial.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
As quoted by John Kenneth Galbraith in the Introduction to The Affluent Society (1977 edition)
„Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace… & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy“
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
Источник: Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions
„I wonder why it is that when I plan a route too carefully, it goes to pieces, whereas if I blunder along in blissful ignorance aimed in a fancied direction I get through with no trouble.“
— John Steinbeck, книга Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Источник: Travels with Charley: In Search of America
— Ha-Joon Chang, книга Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Источник: Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008), Ch. 9, Why manufacturing matters, p. 215
— Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963
"The Question Mark Inside" (2008)
„The individual under this kind of life, with no rights, has absolutely no power in this land. How can they even ask you for creativity? Or imagination, or courage or passion?“
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
“ House Arrest in China: Orwell, Kafka, and Ai Weiwei http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2012/04/house-arrest-china.” Economist, April 13, 2012
„The individual who takes advantage of the power he has to impose exclusively the interests to his advantage, is a failure absolutely devoid of courage and value.“
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Добавить примечание: L'individuo che approfitta del potere che ha per imporre esclusivamente gli interessi a suo vantaggio, è un fallito assolutamente privo di coraggio e valore.
— John Gilmore Internet activist, software programmer and contributor to the GNU project 1955
As quoted in TIME magazine (6 December 1993) http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/outerspace/internet-article.html
The Net treats censorship as a defect and routes around it.
— Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
— Ted Malloch American businessman 1952
Источник: Doing Virtuous Business (Thomas Nelson, 2011), p. 37.