„It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.“

—  Scott Westerfeld, buch Peeps

Variante: It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.
Quelle: Peeps

Letzte Aktualisierung 4. Januar 2022. Geschichte
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Scott Westerfeld1
US-amerikanischer Autor 1963

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G. K. Chesterton Foto

„We must not hate humanity, or despise humanity, or refuse to help humanity; but we must not trust humanity; in the sense of trusting a trend in human nature which cannot turn back to bad things.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936

"My Six Conversions, § II : When the World Turned Back" in The Wells and the Shallows (1935)
Kontext: The Church never said that wrongs could not or should not be righted; or that commonwealths could not or should not be made happier; or that it was not worth while to help them in secular and material things; or that it is not a good thing if manners become milder, or comforts more common, or cruelties more rare. But she did say that we must not count on the certainty even of comforts becoming more common or cruelties more rare; as if this were an inevitable social trend towards a sinless humanity; instead of being as it was a mood of man, and perhaps a better mood, possibly to be followed by a worse one. We must not hate humanity, or despise humanity, or refuse to help humanity; but we must not trust humanity; in the sense of trusting a trend in human nature which cannot turn back to bad things.

Albert Camus Foto

„We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty.“

—  Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960

"Helen's Exile" (1948)
Kontext: We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink.

Henry Rollins Foto
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Louisa May Alcott Foto

„It’s amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them.“

—  Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888

Quelle: Marjorie's Three Gifts

Vladimir Lenin Foto

„Human reason has discovered many amazing things in nature and will discover still more, and will thereby increase its power over nature.“

—  Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924

Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (1908)

Khalil Gibran Foto

„How amazing time is, and how amazing we are.“

—  Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931

Children of Gods, Scions of Apes
The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul (1994)
Kontext: How amazing time is, and how amazing we are. Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
Yesterday we complained of time and feared it, but today we love and embrace it. Indeed, we have begun to perceive its purposes and characteristics, and to comprehend its secrets and enigmas.

Quentin Crisp Foto
Jane Goodall Foto

„The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature.“

—  Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934

Referring to chimpanzees, reported in Jane Goodall: Primatologist and Animal Activist (2009) by Connie Jankowski, p. 13

Cesar Chavez Foto

„I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we (humans) do.“

—  Cesar Chavez American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist 1927 - 1993

As quoted in Lumen https://books.google.it/books?hl=it&id=c4Bn6G2AfrIC (1986) by G. J. Caton, p. 133

John Archibald Wheeler Foto

„There are many modes of thinking about the world around us and our place in it. I like to consider all the angles from which we might gain perspective on our amazing universe and the nature of existence.“

—  John Archibald Wheeler, Geons

[John Archibald Wheeler, Kenneth William Ford, Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics‎, W. W. Norton & Company, 2000, 0393319911, 153]

Marcus Aurelius Foto

„All things fade and quickly turn to myth.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

Quelle: Meditations

Walter Dean Myers Foto
Tsunetomo Yamamoto Foto

„It is difficult for a fool's habits to change to selflessness. … Because we do most things relying only on our own sagacity we become self-interested, turn our backs on reason, and things do not turn out well.“

—  Tsunetomo Yamamoto, buch Hagakure

Variant translation: When all your judgements are based on your own wisdom, you tend towards selfishness and fail by straying from the right path. Your own judgements are narrow minded and have no persuasive power or growth for others. It is best to consult a wise man when a fit decision does not occur to you. A wise man is a fair judge from an objective point of view. He is passing judgement for the benefit of others, not for his own sake. A judgement passed using only one's own wisdom is just like thrusting a stick into the ground and expecting it to grow!
Hagakure (c. 1716)
Kontext: It is difficult for a fool's habits to change to selflessness.... Because we do most things relying only on our own sagacity we become self-interested, turn our backs on reason, and things do not turn out well. As seen by other people this is sordid, weak, narrow and inefficient. When one is not capable of true intelligence, it is good to consult with someone of good sense. An advisor will fulfill the Way when he makes a decision by selfless and frank intelligence because he is not personally involved. This way of doing things will certainly be seen by others as being strongly rooted. It is, for example, like a large tree with many roots. One man's intelligence is like a tree that has been simply stuck in the ground.
We learn about the sayings and deeds of the men of old in order to entrust ourselves to their wisdom and prevent selfishness. When we throw off our own bias, follow the sayings of the ancients, and confer with other people, matters should go well and without mishap.

Piet Mondrian Foto
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„It's amazing how we can do things simultaneously, like talking and not listening.“

—  Saul Gorn computer scientist 1912 - 1992

Quelle: Self-Annihilating Sentences, 1992, p. 11

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