„Common sense will tell us, that
the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the
most improper to defend us.“

—  Thomas Paine, buch Common Sense

Quelle: Common Sense

Letzte Aktualisierung 17. November 2021. Geschichte
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Schriftsteller und Erfinder 1737 - 1809

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„Using, as an excuse, others’ failure of common sense is in itself a failure of common sense.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, buch The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Quelle: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 7

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„The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth, and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few.“

—  Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953

As quoted in "Socialism is So Hot Right Now" https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/socialism-hot-right-now/ (17 September 2018), by Jonah Goldberg, Commentary
1990s

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„Why is it the Mongols of this world always tell us they're defending us against the Mongols?“

—  Edward Whittemore American writer 1933 - 1995

NS is the third book in the "Jerusalem Quartet"
Nile Shadows (1983)

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„That seems to us to be the common sense of the matter; and common sense often makes good law.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

Writing for the court, Peak v. United States, 353 U.S. 43 (1957)
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„But no human power can subdue this rebellion without using the Emancipation lever as I have done.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Interview with Alexander W. Randall and Joseph T. Mills (1864)
Kontext: My enemies say I am now carrying on this war for the sole purpose of abolition. It is and will be carried on so long as I am President for the sole purpose of restoring the Union. But no human power can subdue this rebellion without using the Emancipation lever as I have done.

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„The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.“

—  Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977

Speak, Memory: A Memoir (1951)
Kontext: The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for (at some forty-five hundred heartbeats an hour).

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„Semiotics is in principle the discipline studying everything which can be used in order to lie. If something cannot be used to tell a lie, conversely it cannot be used to tell the truth: it cannot in fact be used "to tell" at all.“

—  Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist 1932 - 2016

Variante: A sign is anything that can be used to tell a lie.
Quelle: Trattato di semiotica generale (1975); [A Theory of Semiotics] (1976)

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„No, vertigo is something other than the fear of falling. It is the voice of emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.“

—  Milan Kundera, buch Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins

Quelle: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Part Two: Soul and Body, p 56

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„He is here with us, leading us, and shall be till when He hath brought us all to His bliss in heaven.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

The Sixteenth Revelation, Chapter 81
Kontext: Our Good Lord shewed Himself in diverse manners both in heaven and in earth, but I saw Him take no place save in man’s soul.
He shewed Himself in earth in the sweet Incarnation and in His blessed Passion. And in other manner He shewed Himself in earth where I say: I saw God in a Point. And in another manner He shewed Himself in earth thus as it were in pilgrimage: that is to say, He is here with us, leading us, and shall be till when He hath brought us all to His bliss in heaven. He shewed Himself diverse times reigning, as it is aforesaid; but principally in man’s soul. He hath taken there His resting-place and His worshipful City: out of which worshipful See He shall never rise nor remove without end.

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„In order to build a common identity, we must find a name with which all of us are comfortable. While I personally have no problem with the term ‘Fijian’, I recognize many others in my community are not. But let us not leave it there, let us find other options.“

—  Joni Madraiwiwi Fijian politician 1957 - 2016

Calling for a national dialogue on an inclusive nationality adjective for all Fiji citizens
Speech to the Lautoka Rotary Club (Centenary Dinner), 12 March 2005 http://www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/printer_4326.shtml.

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