— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Monthly Magazine
„Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but also in man himself, in his institutions and often in those who are nearest to him.“
— Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991
Nobel lecture (1978)
Kontext: Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but also in man himself, in his institutions and often in those who are nearest to him. In their despair a number of those who no longer have confidence in the leadership of our society look up to the writer, the master of words. They hope against hope that the man of talent and sensitivity can perhaps rescue civilization. Maybe there is a spark of the prophet in the artist after all.
„Generally speaking, the significance of the indirect results may very often be of more importance than the significance of direct ones.“
— P. D. Ouspensky, kniha Tertium Organum
Tertium Organum (1922)
Kontext: Generally speaking, the significance of the indirect results may very often be of more importance than the significance of direct ones. And since we are able to trace how the energy of love transforms itself into instincts, ideas, creative forces on different planes of life; into symbols of art, song, music, poetry; so can we easily imagine how the same energy may transform itself into a higher order of intuition, into a higher consciousness which will reveal to us a marvelous and mysterious world.
In all living nature (and perhaps also in that which we consider as dead) love is the motive force which drives the creative activity in the most diverse directions.
— C. V. Boys British physicist 1855 - 1944
[Charles Vernon Boys, Soap-bubbles and the forces which mould them: Being a course of three lectures delivered in the theatre of the London institution on the afternoons of Dec. 30, 1889, Jan. 1 and 3, 1890, before a juvenile audience, Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1896, 10]
„Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
" On the Clerical Character http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/Hazlitt/Political/ClericalCharacter.htm" (January/February 1818)
Political Essays (1819)
„You are all a lost generation," Gertrude Stein said to Hemingway. We weren't lost. We knew where we were, all right, but we wouldn't go home. Ours was the generation that stayed up all night.“
— James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961
Zdroj: Selected Letters
„The present generation believes that it knows more about Jesus Christ than any preceding generation knew. Yet we are equally confident that our grandchildren's children will understand Jesus far better than we do.“
— Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
Zdroj: Something More, A Consideration of the Vast, Undeveloped Resources of Life (1920), p. 43
Kontext: The present generation believes that it knows more about Jesus Christ than any preceding generation knew. Yet we are equally confident that our grandchildren's children will understand Jesus far better than we do. There is something more in him than we have been able to fathom.
— Francis Bacon, kniha Essays
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come. Very widely quoted as an aside to an aide, upon signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
For example, in a speech by Barack Obama at the LBJ Presidential Library https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/10/remarks-president-lbj-presidential-library-civil-rights-summit in 2014. But no report cites anyone who heard (or claims to have heard) LBJ say this, and the earliest attribution is 25 years after the fact. See "We have lost the South for a generation": What Lyndon Johnson said, or would have said if only he had said it https://capitalresearch.org/article/we-have-lost-the-south-for-a-generation-what-lyndon-johnson-said-or-would-have-said-if-only-he-had-said-it/.
Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Lyndon B. Johnson / Misattributed
1960s, Civil Rights Bill signing speech (1964)
— Ernest Hemingway, kniha The Sun Also Rises
Zdroj: The Sun Also Rises
— T. Harv Eker American writer 1954
Zdroj: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2010s, 2014, U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program (August 2014)
„It lost ground from contempt more than from hatred; and was rather jeered at as an ass, than dreaded as a lion. This is the general character of aristocracy, or what are called Nobles or Nobility, or rather No-ability, in all countries.“
— Thomas Paine, kniha Rights of Man
Part 1.3 Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791)
„Inferences and large dosages of imagination actually have allowed the construction of a far more adequate understanding of the cosmic and human past than earlier generations achieved. I believe that this is the central intellectual accomplishment of the twentieth century. Innumerable cosmologists, physicists, mathematicians, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, ecologists, ethologists, and other specialists have played their part; a few swashbuckling intellects led the way, and the outlines of an evolutionary worldview, uniting natural and human history, has begun to emerge. It may be convincing for generations to come—or again may not.“
— William H. McNeill Canadian historian 1917 - 2016
The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian's Memoir (2005)
„In our time scholars generally study the Bible in the manner in which they study any other book. As is generally admitted, Spinoza more than any other man laid the foundation for this kind of Biblical study.“
— Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973
Spinoza's Critique of Religion (1965)
„For if it is true that the word conveys something less than the fullness of the thing signified, it is also true that it conveys something more. A word in this role is a generalization. the value of a generalization is that while it leaves out the specific feature that are of the individual or of the moment, it expresses features that are general to a class and may be lacking or imperfect in the single instance.“
— Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963
“Relativism and the Use of Language,” pp. 124-126.
Language is Sermonic (1970)
Kontext: One type of critic today tends to attack language as a means of communication on this very ground — the ground that words are conventional in their meaning and are therefore falsifying. The point of the criticism is that a convention is something abstracted and, therefore, untrue, a generalized sign of the thing itself, which we use because we are unable or unwilling to render the thing in itself in its fullness. A word in this conception is nothing but a stereotype, and “stereotype” is here an expression of disparagement, because it is felt that “typing” anything that is real distorts the thing by presenting it in something less than its full individuality and concreteness. Let us suppose that I make reference to a tree standing in my yard. The term “tree” does not designate the object with any degree of particularity. It does not tell whether the tree is young or old, low or tall, an oak, pine, or maple. The term is, therefore, merely a utility symbol, which I employ in communicating because in my laziness or incompetence I cannot find a fuller and more individualizing way of expressing this tree. If I were really communicating, the argument goes, I would reject the falsifying stereotype and produce something more nearly like the picture of the tree. But if the analysis I have offered earlier is correct, these critics are beginning at the wrong end. They are assuming that individual real objects are carriers of meaning, that the meaning is found in them as redness is found in an apple, and that it ought to be expressed with the main object of fidelity to the particular. What they overlook is that meaning does not exist in this sense, that it is something that we create for purposes of cognition and communication, and that the ideal construct has the virtue of its ideality. Hence it appears that they misconceive the function of the word as conventional sign or “typifier.” For if it is true that the word conveys something less than the fullness of the thing signified, it is also true that it conveys something more. A word in this role is a generalization. the value of a generalization is that while it leaves out the specific feature that are of the individual or of the moment, it expresses features that are general to a class and may be lacking or imperfect in the single instance.