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Adler-KarlssonGunnar1933SwedenMeditator>>
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History is a violent elimination game, minimizing A/P.

Aeschylus-525-456BCGreeceWisdom>>
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He didn't' want to seem best, but to be so...

I'd rather lose acting nobly Than win acting basely.

AkhmatovaAnna18891966RussiaRealism>>
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But even as we contemplate history as this butcher-block, on which the happiness of nations, the wisdom of states, and the virtues of individuals have been sacrified, the question, by necessity, also enters the mind, to whom, for what ultimate end have these, the most monstrous sacrifices been made.

Aristotle-384-322BCGreeceRealism>>
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It follows that the state belongs to the class of objects which exists by nature, and that man is by nature a political animal.....

AugustinusAurelius354430AlgeriaIdealism>>
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...that devil, envy did all the mischief, which the bad bear unto the good, only because they are good.

BurkeEdmund17291797IrelandWisdom>>
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the age of chivalry is gone. -That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

CiceroMarcus Tullius-106-43BCRomeWisdom>>
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One's country is wherever one does well.

CondorcetMarquis de17431794FranceIdealism>>
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I offer you "...this picture of the human species, liberated from all chains, freed from the empire of chance, as from that of its enemies of progress, and marching with firm and sure steps on the road of truth, virtue and happiness..."

CournotAntoine-Augistine18011877FranceIdealism>>
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Human societies are at the same time organisms and mechanisms.

CusanosNicholaus14011464GermanyIdealism
DarwinCharles18091882EnglandWisdom>>
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Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult - at least I have found it so - than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind. Yet unless it be thoroughly engrained in the mind, the whole economy of nature, with every fact on distribution, rarity, abundance, extinction, and variation, will be dimly seen or quite misunderstood.

DelphiThe Oracle-600BCGreeceWisdom>>
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Know yourself!

DescartesRené15961650FranceIdealism>>
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I think, therefore I am.

DurkheimÉmile18581917FranceIdealism>>
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Society is a reality sui generis; it has its own characteristics which one does not find, or which one does not find in the same form, in the rest of the universe.

EinsteinAlbert18791955GermanyRealism
EliotThomas Stearns18881965USAWisdom
ErasmusDesiderius14661536HollandWisdom>>
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...a kingdom is best entrusted to someone who is better endowed than the rest with the qualities of a king: namely wisdom, a sense of justice, personal restraint, foresight, and concern for the public well-being.

Euripides-485-406BCGreeceWisdom>>
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Seeing the high Gods by her beauty's lure Hellenes and Phrygians into conflict drew, And brought to pass deaths, so to lighten earth's arrogant over-increase of her mortals.

Genesis, Moses-800BCIsraelIdealism>>
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God created Man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

GilbertWalter1932USAIdealism>>
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The Human Genome Project "is the grail of human genetics... the ultimate answer to the commandment, 'Know thyself'".

HegelGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich17701831GermanyRealism>>
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But even as we contemplate history as this butcher-block, on which the happiness of nations, the wisdom of states, and the virtues of individuals have been sacrified, the question, by necessity, also enters the mind, to whom, for what ultimate end have these, the most monstrous sacrifices been made.

Heraclitusof Ephesus-540-480BCGreeceRealism>>
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War is the father of all things.

HobbesThomas15881679EnglandRealism>>

In a state of nature we have.... no arts, no letters, no society, and which is worst of all, continued fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

HumeDavid17111776ScotlandRealism
HutchesonFrancis16941746IrelandWisdom>>

That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest number; and that is worst, which, in like manner, occasions misery.

JohnsonSamuel17091784EnglandRealism>>
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How small - of all that human hearts endure - that part which laws or kings can cause or cure.

KantImmanuel17241804GermanyIdealism>>
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Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built.

LockeJohn16321704EnglandRealism>>
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The only possible fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

Lucretius-99-55BCRomeWisdom>>
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But if one should guide his life by true principles, man's greatest wealth is to live on a little with contented mind; for a little is never lacking.

MachiavelliNiccoloò14691527ItalyRealism>>
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...how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that the Prince who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation.

MaistreJoseph Marie de17531821SavoyRealism>>

And yet all grandeur, all power, all subordination rests on the executioner; he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible agent from the world, and at that very moment order gives way to chaos, thrones topple, and society disappears.

MalthusThomas Robert17661834EnglandRealism>>
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The principal object of the present essay is to examine the effects of one great cause...the constant tendency in all animated life to increase beyond the nourishment prepared for it.

MandevilleBernhard16701733Holland-EnglandRealism>>
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to "live in Ease, Without great Vices, is a vain EUTOPIA seated in the Brain. Fraud, Luxury and Pride must live, While we the Benefits receive: Hunger's a dreadful Plague, no doubt, Yet who digests or thrives without?"

MarcusAurelius121189RomeWisdom
MarxKarl18181883GermanyIdealism>>
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...the theory of the Communists may be summed up in a single sentence: Abolition of private property.

MendelJohann Gregor18221884AustriaRealism
MillJohn Stuart18061873EnglandWisdom>>
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It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.

MontesquieuCharles de Secondat16891755FranceRealism>>
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It is fortunate for men to be in a situation in which, though their passions may prompt them to be wicked, they have nevertheless an interest in not being so.

NietzscheFriedrich18441900GermanyRealism>>
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Life is essentially appropriation, injury, overpowering of the weaker, suppression, hardness ... and, at least and mildest, exploitation...

Ortega y GassetJosé18831955SpainRealism>>
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The characteristic of the moment is that the mediocre mind, aware of its own mediocrity, is bold enough to affirm the rights of mediocrity and to impose them everywhere.

Pico della MirandolaG.14631494ItalyIdealism>>
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Man was created by nature in such a way that reason might dominate the senses and that by its law all rage and desire of passion and lust might be restrained, but when the image of God has been forgotten... we begin to serve the beasts within us...

Plato-427-347BCGreeceWisdom>>
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...until political greatness and wisdom meet in one, cities will never have rest from evils, nor the human race.

RankeLeopold von17951886GermanyRealism>>

One has attributed to history the task, to judge the past, and to instruct the present to the benefit of the future: The present attempt does not dare such a high office: it will only tell, how it really was.

RousseauJean Jacques17121778FranceIdealism>>
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Man is born free, and everywhere he is in fetters.

SchumpeterJoseph A18831950AustriaRealism>>
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...behold the bustling crowds that work and trade in order to make a living...

SenecaLucius Annaeus465RomeIdealism
SmithAdam17231790ScottlandRealism>>
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I. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
II. The division of labor is limited by the extent of the market.

Socrates-470-399BCGreeceWisdom>>
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There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
I know only that I do not know.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world..

Sophocles-497-406BCGreeceWisdom>>
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He didn't' want to seem best, but to be so...

I'd rather lose acting nobly Than win acting basely.

SpinozaBenedict (Baruch)16321677HollandRealism>>
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He whose honor depends on the opinion of the mob must day by day strive with the greatest anxiety, act and scheme in order to retain his reputation. For the mob is varied and inconstant, and therefore if a reputation is not carefully preserved it dies quickly.

St. John99101PalestineIdealism>>
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If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.

St. Paul7476RomeIdealism>>
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In short, there are three things that last, faith, hope and love;
and the greatest of these is love.

SteinerGeorge1929France, USAWisdom
TacitusGaius Cornelius56117RomeRealism
Thalesof Miletus-624-546BCGreeceRealism>>
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Water is the element and this is the origin....

Thomas AquinasSt.12241274ItalyIdealism>>
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If all evil were prevented, much good would be absent from the universe. A lion would cease to live, if there were no slaying of animals; and there would be no patience of martyrs if there were no tyrannical persecution.

Thukydides-460-399BCGreeceRealism
VicoGiambattista16681744ItalyWisdom>>
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Legislation considers man as he is in order to turn him to good uses in human society. Out of ferocity, avarice, and ambition, the three vices which run throughout the human race, it creates the military, merchant, and governing classes, and thus the strength, riches, and wisdom of commonwealths. Out of these three great vices, which could certainly destroy all mankind on the face of the earth, it makes civil happiness. We observe that all nations...keep these three human customs: all have some religion, all contract solemn marriages, all bury their dead.

VillonFrancois14311465FranceIdealism>>
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Ah God! Had I but studied in the days of my foolish youth.

VoltaireM. de16941778FranceIdealism>>
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All is for the best in the best of possible worlds.

WittgensteinLudwig18891951AustriaIdealism>>
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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.



 
 


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