„Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.“

—  Karel Čapek, R.U.R.

R.U.R. (1920)

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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tschechischer Schriftsteller 1890 - 1938

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„Once I built a railroad, I made it run,
made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done.
Brother, can you spare a dime?“

—  Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (1931), performed as part of the play New Americana (1932) - Charlie Palloy version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsJGagKWrds - Bing Crosby version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eih67rlGNhU - Tom Waits version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVE72Ae82Tw

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„I do not believe that any democrat can successfully ride that tiger. But I do believe in the necessity of great powers working together to preserve the human race, or otherwise we can be destroyed.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1963, Address at the Free University of Berlin
Kontext: As I said this morning, I am not impressed by the opportunities open to popular fronts throughout the world. I do not believe that any democrat can successfully ride that tiger. But I do believe in the necessity of great powers working together to preserve the human race, or otherwise we can be destroyed.

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„One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

Quelle: A Thousand & One Epigrams: Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard (1911), p. 151

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„If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.“

—  Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005

If women are to have the same duties as men, they must have the same nurture and education. — Plato, The Republic, Book V, trans. Benjamin Jowett, third edition, Oxford University Press, 1892 http://oll.libertyfund.org/Home3/HTML.php?recordID=0345#hd_lf131.3.head.017
Misattributed
Variante: So if we are going to use men and women for the same purposes, they must be taught the same things. The Republic, trans. Desmond Lee [Penguin Classics, 2003, ISBN 0-140-449140-0], p. 161
Variante: Then if we are to use the women for the same things as the men, we must teach them the same things. The Republic, trans. W. H. D. Rouse [Signet Classic, 1999, ISBN 0-451-52745-3], p. 249

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„How much good it would do if one could exterminate the human race.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

A characteristic saying of Russell, reported by Aldous Huxley in a letter to Lady Ottoline Morrell dated 8 October 1917, as quoted in Bibliography of Bertrand Russell (Routledge, 2013)
1910s

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„I used to work in this building for years and on returning here I intend to do everything possible to secure normal human life for the Armenian people.“

—  Karen Demirchyan Soviet politician 1932 - 1999

June 10, 1999. Quoted in "New Armenian speaker emphasizes human factor" - BBC Archive.

„The best way to learn to write is to study the work of the men and women who are doing the kind of writing you want to do.“

—  William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015

Quelle: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 13, Bits & Pieces, p. 136.

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„What we stint in materials we squander in lives... What you spare in money you spill in blood.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945

Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1915/dec/20/statement-by-mr-lloyd-george#column_97 in the House of Commons (20 December 1915)
Minister of Munitions

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„The problem is the fake products today are of better quality and better price than the real names … They are exactly the same factories, exactly the same raw materials but they do not use the names.“

—  Jack Ma Chinese businessman 1964

Responding to the accusation that Alibaba sells fake merchandise. "Jack Ma Says Fakes 'Better Quality and Better Price Than the Real Names'” http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/06/15/jack-ma-says-fakes-better-quality-and-better-price-than-the-real-names/, CHINA REAL TIME REPORT, The Wall Street Journal (June 15, 2016)

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„If everything you do is in order to do something else, when do you ever get to the end of it all?“

—  William Nicholson British screenwriter, playwright and novelist 1948

Quelle: The "Wind on Fire" Trilogy (2000-2003), Firesong (Book 3), p. 170

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