„Indeed, it is tempting to suppose that it is self evident that things should be so arranged so as to lead to the most good.“

—  John Rawls, buch A Theory of Justice

Quelle: A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Chapter I, Section 5, pg. 25

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„Indeed, let us be frank about it. Most of our people have never had it so good.“

—  Harold Macmillan British politician 1894 - 1986

"More production 'the only answer' to inflation", The Times, 22 July 1957, p. 4.
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„That's right! You're watching the DVD! So, the coolness of what the bowing man is doing is self-evident to you!“

—  Phil Vischer American puppeter 1966

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„Everything is so arranged that the blind logic of mathematics executes the will of the most enlightened and free Mind.“

—  Pierre Louis Maupertuis French mathematician, philosopher and man of letters 1698 - 1759

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„People can so easily be tempted by slackness… and by money.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

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„I should like one of these days to be so well known, so popular, so celebrated, so famous, that it would permit me to break wind in society, and society would think it a most natural thing.“

—  Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850

Je voudrais, un jour, avoir un nom si connu, si populaire, si célèbre, si glorieux enfin, qu'il m'authorisât, à p[éter] dans le monde, et que le monde trouvât ça tout naturel.
Quoted in the Journals of Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, also known as Mémoires de la vie littéraire, vol. I http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14799/14799-8.txt (1887), translated by Lewis Galantière, entry for 1855-10-13.

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„Revolution is aimed at new arrangements; insurrection [Empörung] leads us no longer to let ourselves be arranged, but to arrange ourselves“

—  Max Stirner, buch Der Einzige und sein Eigentum

S. Byington, trans. (1913), p. 421
The Ego and Its Own (1844)
Kontext: Revolution is aimed at new arrangements; insurrection [Empörung] leads us no longer to let ourselves be arranged, but to arrange ourselves, and set no glittering hopes on “institutions.”

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„I think, in general, it's clear that most bad things come from misunderstanding, and communication is generally the way to resolve misunderstandings — and the Web's a form of communications — so it generally should be good.“

—  Tim Berners-Lee British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web 1955

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Kontext: The fact that we're all connected, the fact that we've got this information space — does change the parameters. It changes the way people live and work. It changes things for good and for bad. But I think, in general, it's clear that most bad things come from misunderstanding, and communication is generally the way to resolve misunderstandings — and the Web's a form of communications — so it generally should be good. But I think, also, we have to watch whether we preserve the stability of the world — like we don't want to watch this phenomena like the stock market becoming unstable when it became computerized, for example.
We need to look at the whole society and think, "Are we actually thinking about what we're doing as we go forward, and are we preserving the really important values that we have in society? Are we keeping it democratic, and open, and so on?"

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