„When we make our own calculations, we need so many numbers and factors that any mistake is possible. The Lord's calculation boils down to love.“

Quelle: Lumina and New Lumina (1969), p. 15

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Adrienne von Speyr
Schweizer Ärztin, Mystikerin und geistliche Schriftstellerin 1902 - 1967

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„No more fiction for us: we calculate; but that we may calculate, we had to make fiction first.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Der Wille zur Macht

Sec. 624, as translated by Tobias Dantzig in Number, the Language of Science. Fourth edition, New York: Doubleday 1954, p 141. See discussion of this entry for details.
The Will to Power (1888)

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„The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 v.Chr

Original: (zh_Hant) 夫未戰而庙算胜者,得算多也;未戰而庙算不勝者,得算少也。
Quelle: The Art of War, Chapter I · Detail Assessment and Planning

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„Mr. Herschel … brought with him the calculations of the computers, and we commenced the tedious process of verification. After a time many discrepancies occurred, and at one point these discordances were so numerous that I exclaimed, "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam," to which Herschel replied, "It is quite possible."“

—  Charles Babbage mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer 1791 - 1871

Babbage in November 1839, recalling events in 1821; quoted in Harry Wilmot Buxton and Anthony Hyman (1988), Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Late Charles Babbage. "Computers" here refers to people calculating by hand.

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„Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

"The Forty Rules of Love" (2010) by Elif Şafak (The book is about Rumi, but the quote is the author's own words)
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„When we own up our mistakes some people interpret it as if we are wrong. They too commit mistakes.“

—  E. M. S. Namboodiripad Indian politician 1909 - 1998

Quoted in Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,

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„But of all these principles ours is the most simple; by the others we should be led into the most complicated calculations.“

—  Carl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and physical scientist 1777 - 1855

Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientum (1809) Tr. Charles Henry Davis as Theory of the Motion of the Heavenly Bodies moving about the Sun in Conic Sections http://books.google.com/books?id=cspWAAAAMAAJ& (1857)
Kontext: The principle that the sum of the squares of the differences between the observed and computed quantities must be a minimum may, in the following manner, be considered independently of the calculus of probabilities. When the number of unknown quantities is equal to the number of the observed quantities depending on them, the former may be so determined as exactly to satisfy the latter. But when the number of the former is less than that of the latter, an absolutely exact agreement cannot be obtained, unless the observations possess absolute accuracy. In this case care must be taken to establish the best possible agreement, or to diminish as far as practicable the differences. This idea, however, from its nature, involves something vague. For, although a system of values for the unknown quantities which makes all the differences respectively less than another system, is without doubt to be preferred to the latter, still the choice between two systems, one of which presents a better agreement in some observations, the other in others, is left in a measure to our judgment, and innumerable different principles can be proposed by which the former condition is satisfied. Denoting the differences between observation and calculation by A, A’, A’’, etc., the first condition will be satisfied not only if AA + A’ A’ + A’’ A’’ + etc., is a minimum (which is our principle) but also if A4 + A’4 + A’’4 + etc., or A6 + A’6 + A’’6 + etc., or in general, if the sum of any of the powers with an even exponent becomes a minimum. But of all these principles ours is the most simple; by the others we should be led into the most complicated calculations.

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„… we can afford many mistakes in the search. The main thing is to make as fast as possible.“

—  John Archibald Wheeler American physicist 1911 - 2008

As quoted by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and Wojciech H. Zurek. "John Wheeler, relativity, and quantum information." https://authors.library.caltech.edu/15184/1/Misner2009p1638Phys_Today.pdf Physics Today 62, no. 4 (April 2009): 40–46 (quote from p. 44) [10.1063/1.3120895]

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„Nothing human is finally calculable; even to ourselves we are strange.“

—  Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012

Quelle: 1960s, Julian (1964), Chapter 4
Kontext: They say to know oneself is to know all there is that is human. But of course no one can ever know himself. Nothing human is finally calculable; even to ourselves we are strange.

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