„A man is more than the sum of all the things he can do.“

—  Bill Clinton, My Life

Quelle: My Life

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42. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1946

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„Before a man can do things there must be things he will not do.“

—  Mencius Chinese philosopher -372 - -289 v.Chr

Eugene H. Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, IVP, start of Ch 2.
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Quelle: Also quoted elsewhere and attributed to Mencius as "Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things," again with no source.

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„First get your man; all is got: he can learn to do all things, from making boots, to decreeing judgments, governing communities; and will do them like a man.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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Kontext: In all cases, therefore, we will agree with the judicious Mrs. Glass: 'First catch your hare!' First get your man; all is got: he can learn to do all things, from making boots, to decreeing judgments, governing communities; and will do them like a man.

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„A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.“

—  H. Havelock Ellis British physician, writer, and social reformer 1859 - 1939

Quelle: The Dance of Life http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300671.txt (1923), Ch. 5

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„No man is himself, he is the sum of his past. There is no such thing really as was because the past is. It is a part of every man, every woman, and every moment.“

—  William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962

An answer to a student's question as to why he writes in long sentences during his Writer-in-Residence time at the University of Virginia in 1957-1958. Faulkner in the University, p. 84
Faulkner in the University (1959)

„It has been said: The whole is more than the sum of its parts. It is more correct to say that the whole is something else than the sum of its parts,“

—  Kurt Koffka German psychologist 1886 - 1941

Quelle: Principles of Gestalt Psychology, 1935, p. 176
Kontext: Even these humble objects reveal that our reality is not a mere collocation of elemental facts, but consists of units in which no part exists by itself, where each part points beyond itself and implies a larger whole. Facts and significance cease to be two concepts belonging to different realms, since a fact is always a fact in an intrinsically coherent whole. We could solve no problem of organization by solving it for each point separately, one after the other; the solution had to come for the whole. Thus we see how the problem of significance is closely bound up with the problem of the relation between the whole and its parts. It has been said: The whole is more than the sum of its parts. It is more correct to say that the whole is something else than the sum of its parts, because summing is a meaningless procedure, whereas the whole-part relationship is meaningful.

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„A painting is more than the sum of its parts.“

—  Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

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„A system is more than the sum of its parts.“

—  Walter F. Buckley American sociologist 1922 - 2006

Quelle: Sociology and modern systems theory (1967), p. 42.

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„Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980

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„A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.“

—  James Allen, buch As a Man Thinketh

As A Man Thinketh (1902)
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„Perhaps not willingly, but pain can make a man do things he wouldn't willingly do.“

—  Anne Bishop American fiction writer 1955

Quelle: Daughter of the Blood

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