„Neither are the progressivists, in present-day America, revolutionaries or enemies of the order. Being "radical" or "progressive" they merely want to continue with greater speed and determination along the established, wrong trail.“

Pg 281
The Menace of the Herd (1943)

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Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
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„It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.“

—  Herodotus, buch Historien des Herodot

Book 8, Ch. 98
variant: Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed. (Book 8, Ch. 98)
Paraphrase: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" ”
Appears carved over entrance to Central Post Office building in New York City.
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„The speed of the fleet is not determined by the fastest vessel; rather it is determined by the slowest one.“

—  Wen Jiabao former Premier of the People's Republic of China 1942

Wen Jiabao (2007) cited in: Joseph Kahn, China isn't looking to replace U.S., prime minister says http://web.archive.org/web/20070317185030/http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/16/news/beijing.php, The International Herald Tribune, 16 March 2007

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„America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Deliberately misattributed for comic effect in the opening of the film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
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„Can someone please explain to me your ever-present lack of speed?“

—  Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976

Lyrics, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997)

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„Attention spans get very weak at the speed of light, and that goes along with a very weak identity.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

1970s, The Education of Mike McManus, TVOntario, December 28 1977

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„My point is that you cannot force social change at a speed that it cannot go. Social change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Deep social change takes time.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

Playboy interview (May 1995)
Kontext: My point is that you cannot force social change at a speed that it cannot go. Social change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Deep social change takes time. And slowly the culture is changing. The MTV generation is far more tolerant, and that tolerance is growing.

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„When program developers are not territorial about their code and encourage others to look for bugs and potential improvements, progress speeds up dramatically.“

—  Gerald M. Weinberg American computer scientist 1933 - 2018

M. B. Douthwaite (2002) Enabling Innovation: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Fostering Technological Change. p. 116

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„An extrapolation of its present rate of growth reveals that in the not too distant future Physical Review will fill bookshelves at a speed exceeding that of light. This is not forbidden by general relativity since no information is being conveyed.“

—  David Mermin American physicist 1935

quoting a joke he heard from Rudolf Peierls. [N. David Mermin, Boojums all the way through: communicating science in a prosaic age, Cambridge University Press, 1990, 0-521-38880-5, 57]

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