„Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be inconsistently inconsistent.“

—  Larry Wall

[199809041918.MAA06850@wall.org, 1998]
Usenet postings, 1998

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US-amerikanischer Informatiker, Erfinder der Programmierspr… 1954

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„Of course I'm inconsistent! Only logicians and cretins are consistent!“

—  Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

spoken by the character "The Chink".
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976)

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„As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.“

—  John Cage American avant-garde composer 1912 - 1992

Quote from an interview by John Corbett (1989)
Quelle: Silence

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„The problem with being consistent is that there are lots of ways to be consistent, and they're all inconsistent with each other.“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

Message-ID <20050516005559.GC26184@wall.org> http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.language/21259, to perl6-language mailing-list.

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„Inconsistency is an inevitable trait of any self-sustaining system built up out of consistent parts.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)

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„Bohr was inconsistent, unclear, willfully obscure and right. Einstein was consistent, clear, down-to-earth and wrong.“

—  John S. Bell Northern Irish physicist 1928 - 1990

quoted in Graham Farmelo, " Random Acts of Science http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/books/review/Farmelo-t.html", The New York Times (June 11, 2010)

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„The essence of happiness consists in an act of the intellect.“

—  Josef Pieper German philosopher 1904 - 1997

(Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica) … What is implicit in this sentence? This is implicit: the fulfillment of existence takes place in the manner in which we become aware of reality; the whole energy of our being is ultimately directed toward attainment of insight. The perfectly happy person, the one whose thirst has been finally quenched, who has attained beatitude—this person is the one who sees. The happiness, the quenching, the perfection, consists in this seeing.
Quelle: Happiness and Contemplation (1958), p. 58

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„The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.“

—  John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826

No. 13
1790s, Discourses on Davila (1790)
Kontext: Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist. But if unlimited or unbalanced power of disposing property, be put into the hands of those who have no property, France will find, as we have found, the lamb committed to the custody of the wolf. In such a case, all the pathetic exhortations and addresses of the national assembly to the people, to respect property, will be regarded no more than the warbles of the songsters of the forest. The great art of law-giving consists in balancing the poor against the rich in the legislature, and in constituting the legislative a perfect balance against the executive power, at the same time that no individual or party can become its rival. The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. The executive and the legislative powers are natural rivals; and if each has not an effectual control over the other, the weaker will ever be the lamb in the paws of the wolf. The nation which will not adopt an equilibrium of power must adopt a despotism. There is no other alternative. Rivalries must be controlled, or they will throw all things into confusion; and there is nothing but despotism or a balance of power which can control them.

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