„Our Ford himself did a great deal to shift the emphasise from truth and beauty to comfort and hapiness. Mass production demanded the shift. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can't.“

—  Aldous Huxley, buch Schöne neue Welt

Mustapha Mond, in Ch. 16<!-- p. 228-->
Quelle: Brave New World (1932)
Kontext: I'm interested in truth, I like science. But truth's a menace, science is a public danger. As dangerous as it's been beneficent. … It's curious … to read what people in the time of Our Ford used to write about scientific progress. They seemed to imagine that it could go on indefinitely, regardless of everything else. Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and subordinate. True, ideas were beginning to change even then. Our Ford himself did a great deal to shift the emphasise from truth and beauty to comfort and hapiness. Mass production demanded the shift. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can't. And, of course, whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather than truth and beauty that mattered. Still, in spite of everything, unrestricted scientific resarch was still permitted. People still went on talking about truth and beauty as though they were sovereign goods. Right up to the time of the Nine Years' War. That made them change their tune all right. What's the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you? That was when science first began to be controlled — after the Nine Years' War. People were ready to have even their appetites controlled then. Anything for a quiet life. We've gone on controlling ever since. It hasn't been very good for truth, of course. But it's been very good for happiness. One can't have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for.

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„I'm interested in truth, I like science. But truth's a menace, science is a public danger. As dangerous as it's been beneficent. … It's curious … to read what people in the time of Our Ford used to write about scientific progress. They seemed to imagine that it could go on indefinitely, regardless of everything else. Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and subordinate. True, ideas were beginning to change even then. Our Ford himself did a great deal to shift the emphasise from truth and beauty to comfort and happiness. Mass production demanded the shift. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can't. And, of course, whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather than truth and beauty that mattered. Still, in spite of everything, unrestricted scientific resarch was still permitted. People still went on talking about truth and beauty as though they were sovereign goods. Right up to the time of the Nine Years' War. That made them change their tune all right. What's the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you? That was when science first began to be controlled — after the Nine Years' War. People were ready to have even their appetites controlled then. Anything for a quiet life. We've gone on controlling ever since. It hasn't been very good for truth, of course. But it's been very good for happiness. One can't have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for.“

—  Aldous Huxley, buch Schöne neue Welt

Quelle: Brave New World (1932), Mustapha Mond, in Ch. 16

„Gradually but steadily, great segments of economic activity have been shifted from the market place to administration.“

—  Gardiner C. Means American economist 1896 - 1988

Quelle: "The Distribution of Control and Responsibility in a Modern Economy", 1935, p. 67; as cited in: Dimock (1937; 29)

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„The net shifts from mass media to mess media.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995), New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)

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„Truth will do well enough if left to shift for herself.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Notes on Religion (October 1776), published in The Writings of Thomas Jefferson : 1816–1826 (1899) edited by Paul Leicester Ford, v. 2, p. 102
1770s
Kontext: Truth will do well enough if left to shift for herself. She seldom has received much aid from the power of great men to whom she is rarely known & seldom welcome. She has no need of force to procure entrance into the minds of men. Error indeed has often prevailed by the assistance of power or force. Truth is the proper & sufficient antagonist to error.

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„Beauty is truth, truth beauty“

—  John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn

Quelle: Ode on a Grecian Urn and Other Poems

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„The truth frightens people because it isn't stable. It shifts every day.“

—  Alice Hoffman Novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer 1952

Quelle: The Museum of Extraordinary Things

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„Happiness and Beauty are by-products.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

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„What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth.“

—  Sun Ra American jazz composer and bandleader 1914 - 1993

As quoted in Sun Ra : Un noir dans le cosmos (2005) by Aurélien Tchiemessom

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„So, when a raging fever burns,
We shift from side to side by turns;
And 't is a poor relief we gain
To change the place, but keep the pain.“

—  Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748

Hymn 146, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book II.
Attributed from postum publications, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1773)

„At that moment, something shifted sweetly inside him. It was forgiveness, beautiful and effortless and complete. For Louie Zamperini, the war was over.“

—  Laura Hillenbrand, buch Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Quelle: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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„The beautiful thing is that anybody has the potential for a massive shift in perspective… even if they're a complete mess.“

—  Adyashanti Spiritual teacher 1962

Wake Up San Francisco event (2015)
Quelle: Alanis Morissette - Wake Up San Francisco with Adyashanti & Tami Simon - YouTube (starts at 10:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_ClddVgJs

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