„A perfectly normal person is rare in our civilization.“

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Источник: Motivation and Personality (1954), p. 17.
Контексте: For our chronically and extremely hungry man, Utopia can be defined simply as a place where there is plenty of food. He tends to think that, if only he is guaranteed food for the rest of his life, he will be perfectly happy and will never want anything more. Life itself tends to be defined in terms of eating. Freedom, love, community feeling, respect, philosophy, may all be waved aside as fripperies that are useless since they fail to fill the stomach. Such a man may fairly be said to live by bread alone. It cannot possibly be denied that such things are true, but their generality can be denied. Emergency conditions are, almost by definition, rare in the normally functioning peaceful society.

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„The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.“

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Контексте: All men are stuck in a kind of fog. They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert.

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A la base de notre civilisation, il y a la liberté de chacun dans sa pensée, ses croyances, ses opinions, son travail, ses loisirs.
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Вариант: Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
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„The perception that existence exists invalidates the normal personality, as does the imminence of death.“

—  Celia Green British philosopher 1935

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