„…human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand…“

Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: "The State of Individuals" (1976)

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Carroll Quigley
US-amerikanischer Historiker 1910 - 1977

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„I think fully accepting that things are not the way they need to be, and going to work on those issues in a way that people understand you are serious about, as opposed to the tech industry generally appearing arrogant, I understand that.“

—  Steve Ballmer American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft 1956

Business Insider: "Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did" http://www.businessinsider.com/ex-microsoft-ceo-steve-baller-tech-industry-work-with-regulators-2018-6?r=UK&IR=T (23 June 2018)
2010s

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„People of faith--all faiths--need to understand that everyone, including the unbeliever, has a basic human right to religious freedom.“

—  Robert P. George American legal scholar 1955

Twitter post https://twitter.com/McCormickProf/status/949813370651336707 (6 January 2018)
2018

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„The law is simply and solely made for the exploitation of those who do not understand it or of those who, for naked need, cannot obey it.“

—  Bertolt Brecht, Die Dreigroschenoper

Polly Peachum, in Act 3, scene 1, p. 74
Variant translation: The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
The Threepenny Opera (1928)

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„It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

1847
1840s, The Journals of Søren Kierkegaard, 1840s
Kontext: It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.

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„You don’t need a PhD in climate science to understand what’s going on, that we have overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing. That you cannot tie any one event to that is not the same as doubt about the whole thing.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, Sandy Fitzgerald, Marsha Blackburn Takes on 'Science Guy' on Climate Change, Newsmax.com, February 16, 2014]

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„It takes extraordinary wisdom and self-control to accept that many things have a logic we do not understand that is smarter than our own.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, buch The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Quelle: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 78

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„We need to get to a situation where we understand what we stand for and how much power we have, we are not fully conscious of how we form people’s mindset and how we change people’s mind.“

—  Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Nigerian actress and singer 1978

https://naijagists.com/omotola-jalade-ekeinde-wisdom-quotes-top-20-motivational-quotes-sayings-omosexy/ Omotola Jalade Ekehinde speaking on Mindset.

Ma Ying-jeou Foto

„Not everyone understands this. But we (ROC government) have done what needed to be done, and we will keep doing so until the very end.“

—  Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950

Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Time not right for political talks with China: Ma http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2013/10/26/2003575395" in Taipei Times, 26 October 2013.
Statement made in commenting his record-low approval rating and saying that he has no desire to change the cross-strait relations policies, 25 October 2013.
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„We need to understand what we can do and how. Otherwise we will never do it.“

—  Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis Greek architect 1914 - 1975

Preface, p. x
Building Entopia - 1975

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„Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain.“

—  Carl Sagan, buch Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

"Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (1992) (co-written with Ann Druyan)
Kontext: Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and 'animals' is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.

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„You have everything and you want more. It's natural in human beings. You don't need to give away your house, money, and car, and leave your family to find God. The only thing necessary is to understand attachment.“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018

Quelle: Everyday Peace: Letters for Life (2000), p.17

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