„Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Jacob Bronowski
britischer Mathematiker und Biologe 1908 - 1974

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„Nature never “fails.” Nature complies with its own laws. Nature is the law. When Man lacks understanding of Nature’s laws and a Man-contrived structure buckles unexpectedly, it does not fail. It only demonstrates that Man did not understand Nature’s laws and behaviors. Nothing failed. Man’s knowledge or estimating was inadequate.“

—  Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983

In "How Little I Know", in Saturday Review (12 Nov 1966), 152. Excerpted in Buckminster Fuller and Answar Dil, Humans in Universe (1983), 31.
"The Comprehensive Man", Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure (1963), 75-76.
1960s

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„Unless man have a natural bent in accordance with nature's, he has no chance of understanding nature at all.“

—  Charles Sanders Peirce American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist 1839 - 1914

Quelle: A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (1908), IV

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„Nothing is so cruel as to try and force a man beyond his natural pace.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Capping a Success
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part X - The Position of a HomoUnius Libri

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„Man-made environmental disasters force nature’s hand to unleash its fury on humankind.“

—  Newton Lee American computer scientist

The Transhumanism Handbook, 2019

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„The master-hand of Nature is supreme.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Natura d'ogni cosa più possente.
Canto XXV, stanza 37 (tr. B. Reynolds)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

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„The true friend of property, the true conservative, is he who insists that property shall be the servant and not the master of the commonwealth; who insists that the creature of man’s making shall be the servant and not the master of the man who made it. The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they have called into being.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, The New Nationalism (1910)
Variante: The true friend of property, the true conservative, is he who insists that property shall be the servant and not the master of the commonwealth; who insists that the creature of man’s making shall be the servant and not the master of the man who made it. The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they have called into being.

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„Choose only one master — Nature.“

—  Rembrandt van rijn Dutch 17th century painter and etcher 1606 - 1669

As quoted in Rembrandt Drawings (1975) by Paul Némo, as translated by David Macrae
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„A Man who is Master of Patience, is Master of everything else.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections

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„Religion is a great force — the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

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1900s, Getting Married (1908)
Kontext: Religion is a great force — the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours. Instead of facing that fact, you persist in trying to convert all men to your own little sect, so that you can use it against them afterwards. You are all missionaries and proselytizers trying to uproot the native religion from your neighbor's flowerbeds and plant your own in its place. You would rather let a child perish in ignorance than have it taught by a rival sectary. You can talk to me of the quintessential equality of coal merchants and British officers; and yet you can't see the quintessential equality of all the religions.

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„Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanicks laughs at strength.“

—  Samuel Johnson, buch The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Quelle: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759), Chapter 13; variant with modernized spelling: Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. The master of mechanics laughs at strength.

„If you want to become a force of nature, you need to interact with the forces of nature.“

—  Erwan Le Corre 1971

Quelle: The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom (2019), p. 60

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