„The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.“

The 'Rivers of Blood' speech

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Enoch Powell
britischer Politiker 1912 - 1998

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„The function of government is to provide you with service; the function of the media is to supply the Vaseline.“

—  L. Neil Smith American writer 1946

"Some New Tactical Reflections" http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle1998/le35-19980115-08.html 15 January 1998.

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„The function of the artist is to provide what life does not.“

—  Tom Robbins, buch Another Roadside Attraction

Another Roadside Attraction (1971)

„User needs determine what functions should be provided, and different functions require different structures.“

—  Brian Campbell Vickery British information theorist 1918 - 2009

B.C. Vickery (1971) "Structure and function in retrieval languages," Journal of Documentation, 27(2), p. 74; As cited in: Alan Gilchrist, Judi Vernau (2012) Facets of Knowledge Organization: Proceedings of the ISKO UK. p. 293.

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„The grammatical system has … a functional input and a structural output; it provides the mechanism for different functions to be combined in one utterance“

—  Michael Halliday Australian linguist 1925 - 2018

Quelle: 1970s and later, Explorations in the functions of language, 1973, p. 35 cited in: Terence Odlin (1994) Perspectives on Pedagogical Grammar. p. 193.

„The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.“

—  Gerry Spence American lawyer 1929

Quelle: From Freedom to Slavery (1996), Ch. 6 : The New King : Tyranny of the Corporate Core, p. 90

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„General education is the best preventive of the evils now most dreaded.“

—  Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893

Diary (15 May 1878)
Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1922 - 1926)
Kontext: General education is the best preventive of the evils now most dreaded. In the civilized countries of the world, the question is how to distribute most generally and equally the property of the world. As a rule, where education is most general the distribution of property is most general.... As knowledge spreads, wealth spreads. To diffuse knowledge is to diffuse wealth. To give all an equal chance to acquire knowledge is the best and surest way to give all an equal chance to acquire property.

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„He ought to assure himself of two things; 1st, that in every case, the incidents which he tries to prevent are really evils; and 2ndly, that if evils, they are greater than those which he employs to prevent them.“

—  Jeremy Bentham British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer 1748 - 1832

Principles of Legislation (1830), Ch. X : Analysis of Political Good and Evil; How they are spread in society
Kontext: It is with government, as with medicine. They have both but a choice of evils. Every law is an evil, for every law is an infraction of liberty: And I repeat that government has but a choice of evils: In making this choice, what ought to be the object of the legislator? He ought to assure himself of two things; 1st, that in every case, the incidents which he tries to prevent are really evils; and 2ndly, that if evils, they are greater than those which he employs to prevent them.
There are then two things to be regarded; the evil of the offence and the evil of the law; the evil of the malady and the evil of the remedy.
An evil comes rarely alone. A lot of evil cannot well fall upon an individual without spreading itself about him, as about a common centre. In the course of its progress we see it take different shapes: we see evil of one kind issue from evil of another kind; evil proceed from good and good from evil. All these changes, it is important to know and to distinguish; in this, in fact, consists the essence of legislation.

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„In God's providence there is no evil, but only good or its preparation.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Jnana

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„The function of art is to struggle against obligation.“

—  Amedeo Modigliani Italian painter and sculptor 1884 - 1920

Attributed without citation at History of Painters http://www.historyofpainters.com/modigliani.htm

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„[Nonviolence] is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who happen to be doing the evil. It is evil that the nonviolent resister seeks to defeat, not the persons victimized by evil.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Quelle: Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

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„The object of punishment is, prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859

Lecture 7
Lectures on Education (1855)

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„Being against evil doesn't make you good. Tonight I was against it and then I was evil myself.“

—  Ernest Hemingway, buch Islands in the Stream

Pt. 1: Bimini, Section 4
Islands in the Stream (1970)

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„An oft-heard description of the Supreme Court is that it is the ultimate protector in our society of the liberties of the individual. This phrase describes an important role of the Supreme Court, but by ignoring other equally important functions of the Court, it has a potential for mischief.“

—  William H. Rehnquist Chief Justice of the United States 1924 - 2005

The Supreme Court: How it Was, How it Is (1987).
Books, articles, and speeches
Kontext: An oft-heard description of the Supreme Court is that it is the ultimate protector in our society of the liberties of the individual. This phrase describes an important role of the Supreme Court, but by ignoring other equally important functions of the Court, it has a potential for mischief. It is a fairly short leap from this language to a feeling that the US Constitution is somehow "vindicated" every time a claim of individual right against government is upheld, and is not vindicated whenever such a claim is not upheld. But this, of course, cannot be the case. The role of the Supreme Court is to uphold those claims of individual liberty that it finds are well-founded in the Constitution, and to reject other claims against the government that it concludes are not well-founded. Its role is no more to exclusively uphold the claims of the individual than it is to exclusively uphold the claims of the government: It must hold the constitutional balance true between these claims.

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„Preventives of evil are far better than remedies; cheaper and easier of application, and surer in result.“

—  Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894

Quelle: A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891, p. 442.

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