— Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974
As quoted in Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg, p. 510
— Alanis Morissette Canadian-American singer-songwriter 1974
— Georg Cantor mathematician, inventor of set theory 1845 - 1918
Variant translation: The essence of mathematics is in its freedom.
From Kant to Hilbert (1996)
„Underneath this reality in which we live and have our being, another and altogether different reality lies concealed…“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha The Birth of Tragedy
Der philosophische Mensch hat sogar das Vorgefühl, dass auch unter dieser Wirklichkeit, in der wir leben und sind, eine zweite ganz andre verborgen liege...
Zdroj: The Birth of Tragedy (1872), p. 23, William Haussmann translation
„I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
The Madman (1918)
„Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.“
— A. Lee Martinez, Gil's All Fright Diner
Zdroj: Gil's All Fright Diner
— Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972
Zdroj: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 90 -->
Kontext: In English the phrase that a person has "a presence" is hard to define. There are people whose being here and now is felt, even though they do not display themselves in action and speech. They have a "presence." … Of a person whose outwardness communicates something of his indwelling power or greatness, whose soul is radiant and conveys itself without words, we say he has presence.
Standing face to face with the world, we often sense a presence which surpasses our ability to comprehend. The world is too much with us. It is crammed with marvel. There is a glory, an aura, that lies about all beings, a spiritual setting of reality.
To the religious man it is as if things stood with their backs to him, their faces turned to God, as if the glory of things consisted in their being an object of divine care.
„at the heart of every frustration lies a basic structure: the collision of a wish with an unyielding reality.“
— Alain de Botton, kniha The Consolations of Philosophy
Zdroj: The Consolations of Philosophy (2000), Chapter III, Consolation For Frustration, p. 80.
Kontext: Though the terrain of frustration may be vast — from a stubbed toe to an untimely death — at the heart of every frustration lies a basic structure: the collision of a wish with an unyielding reality.
„Freedom of expression cannot be the freedom to tell lies, the prophet did not found a terrorist religion, but a religion of peace.“
— Dalil Boubakeur 1940
As quoted in [Prophet cartoons enraging Muslims, International Herald Tribune, 2 February 2006, http://web.archive.org/web/20060204165912/http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/02/news/toon.php?, 2007-11-22]
— Jürgen Moltmann German Reformed theologian 1926
„Between friends and enemies, there is no question of freedom, only violence and subjugation. This is the reality of politics, a reality that liberals often do not dare to face.“
— Jiang Shigong Chinese legal and political theorist 1967
《乌克兰宪政危机与政治决断》 ["Ukraine's constitutional crisis and political decisions"] (2004), translated by David Ownby in Rethinking China's Rise, p. 27
„The exploration of the external world by the methods of physical science leads not to a concrete reality but to a shadow world of symbols, beneath which those methods are unadapted for penetrating.“
— Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944
Science and the Unseen World (1929)
Kontext: The exploration of the external world by the methods of physical science leads not to a concrete reality but to a shadow world of symbols, beneath which those methods are unadapted for penetrating.<!--VII, p.73
„The truth of art lies in its power to break the monopoly of established reality to define what is real.“
— Herbert Marcuse German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist 1898 - 1979
„The strength of the imagination, its enriching power and excitement, lies in its interplay with reality—physical and emotional.“
— Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974
"The Reach of Imagination" (1967)
„Only the right name gives beings and things their reality. A wrong name makes everything unreal. That's what lies do.“
— Michael Ende, kniha Nekonečný příběh
Zdroj: The Neverending Story
— Andrew Clements, Things That Are
Zdroj: Things That Are
„I do not defend Conchis’ decision at the execution, but I defend the reality of the dilemma. God and freedom are totally anti-pathetic concepts; and men believe in their imaginary gods most often because they are afraid to believe in the other thing. I am old enough to realise now that they do sometimes with good reason. True freedom lies between each two, never in one alone, and therefore is never absolute freedom.“
— John Fowles, kniha The Magus
Introduction (1977 edition)
The Magus (1965)
„The [Afghans] understand the difficult truth that their best hope of freedom lies in a temporary experience of imperial rule.“
— Michael Ignatieff professor at Harvard Kennedy School and former Canadian politician 1947
"Nation Building Lite", New York Times Magazine (July 2002)
„What hope lies anywhere save in the widest freedom to inquire and expound — always with respect to the rights and opinions of others?“
— Charles A. Beard American historian 1874 - 1948
Address to the American Political Science Association at St. Louis, Missouri (29 December 1926), published as "Time, Technology, and the Creative Spirit in Political Science" in The American Political Science Review Vol. 21, Issue 1 (February 1927), p. 11
Kontext: What hope lies anywhere save in the widest freedom to inquire and expound — always with respect to the rights and opinions of others? As my friend, James Harvey Robinson, once remarked, the conservative who imagines that things will never change is always wrong; the radical is nearly always wrong too, but he does insure some slight risk of being right in his guess as to the direction of evolution. It is in silence, denial, evasion and suppression that danger really lies, not in open and free analysis and discussion … everywhere there seems to be a fear of reliance upon that ancient device so gloriously celebrated by John Milton three hundred years ago — the device of unlimited inquiry. Let us put aside resolutely that great fright, tenderly and without malice, daring to be wrong in something important rather than right in some meticulous banality, fearing no evil while the mind is free to search, imagine, and conclude, inviting our countrymen to try other instruments than coercion and suppression in the effort to meet destiny with triumph, genially suspecting that no creed yet calendared in the annals of politics mirrors the doomful possibilities of infinity.