„Now there are two ways in which the authorities of a particular country may combine the use of financial policy and of price adjustment. (i) First, financial policy may be used for the preservation of internal balance and price adjustment for the preservation of external balance. (ii) Second, financial policy may be used for the preservation of external balance and price adjustment for the preservation of internal balance. On either of these principles the authorities of any one country can set about the simultaneous preservation of internal and external balance.“

Quelle: The balance of payments, 1951, p. 157; As cited in: Metaxas & Weber (2013, p. 22)

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James Edward Meade
britischer Ökonom 1907 - 1995

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„Balanced arguments were cut out and the most sensational quotes, preserved.“

—  Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948

"Chinese Whiskers," FAQ #18: "Did Cat Stevens Say, ‘Kill Rushdie!’?," Mountain of Light http://www.mountainoflight.co.uk/talks_cw.html (undated)
Kontext: In 1989, during the heat and height of the Satanic Verses controversy, I was silly enough to accept appearing on a program called Hypotheticals which posed imaginary scenarios by a well-versed (what if…?) barrister, Geoffrey Robertson QC. I foolishly made light of certain provocative questions. When asked what I’d do if Salman Rushdie entered a restaurant in which I was eating, I said, “I would probably call up Ayatollah Khomeini”; and, rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author, I jokingly said I would have preferred that it'd be the “real thing”.
Criticize me for my bad taste, in hindsight, I agree. But these comments were part of a well-known British national trait; a touch of dry humor on my part. Just watch British comedy programs like "Have I Got News For You" or “Extras”, they are full of occasionally grotesque and sardonic jokes if you want them! … Certainly I regret giving those sorts of responses now. However, it must be noted that the final edit of the program was made to look extremely serious; hardly any laughs were left in and much common sense was savagely cut out. Most of the Muslim participants in the program wrote in and complained about the narrow and selective use of their comments, surreptitiously selected out of the 3-hour long recording of the debate. But the edit was not in our hands. Balanced arguments were cut out and the most sensational quotes, preserved.

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„Cartels have spread and will spread as long as the world lacks an effective mechanism by which balanced expansion may be achieved without a resulting disruption of prices.“

—  Benjamin Graham American investor 1894 - 1976

Quelle: World Commodities and World Currencies (1944), Chapter II, The Issue of Cartels, p. 21

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„May God preserve us from an honest pope.“

—  Judith Tarr American fantasy writer, historian 1955

Quelle: Ars Magica (1989), Chapter 15 (p. 184)

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„The world has not learned the technique of balanced expansion without the resultant commercial and financial congestion.“

—  Benjamin Graham American investor 1894 - 1976

Quelle: World Commodities and World Currencies (1944), Chapter I, The Problem of Raw Materials, p. 5

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„We must smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic or perish with it; now in this situation, the first maxim of your policy ought to be to lead the people by reason and the people's enemies by terror.“

—  Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and politician 1758 - 1794

Original French: Il faut étouffer les ennemis intérieurs et extérieurs de la République, ou périr avec elle ; or, dans cette situation, la première maxime de votre politique doit être qu’on conduit le peuple par la raison, et les ennemis du peuple par la terreur.
Speech to the National Convention (5 February 1794)

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„This progression, by minute steps, in various directions, but always checked and balanced by the necessary conditions, subject to which alone existence can be preserved, may, it is believed, be followed out so as to agree with all the phenomena presented by organized beings, their extinction and succession in past ages, and all the extraordinary modifications of form, instinct, and habits which they exhibit.“

—  Alfred Russel Wallace British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist 1823 - 1913

"On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely From the Original Type" (1858).
Kontext: The powerful retractile talons of the falcon- and the cat-tribes have not been produced or increased by the volition of those animals; but among the different varieties which occurred in the earlier and less highly organized forms of these groups, those always survived longest which had the greatest facilities for seizing their prey. Neither did the giraffe acquire its long neck by desiring to reach the foliage of the more lofty shrubs, and constantly stretching its neck for the purpose, but because any varieties which occurred among its antitypes with a longer neck than usual at once secured a fresh range of pasture over the same ground as their shorter-necked companions, and on the first scarcity of food were thereby enabled to outlive them. [... ] We believe we have now shown that there is a tendency in nature to the continued progression of certain classes of varieties further and further from the original type - a progression to which there appears no reason to assign any definite limits - and that the same principle which produces this result in a state of nature will also explain why domestic varieties have a tendency to revert to the original type. This progression, by minute steps, in various directions, but always checked and balanced by the necessary conditions, subject to which alone existence can be preserved, may, it is believed, be followed out so as to agree with all the phenomena presented by organized beings, their extinction and succession in past ages, and all the extraordinary modifications of form, instinct, and habits which they exhibit.

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„The authorities liked to say that we received a balanced diet; it was indeed balanced — between the unpalatable and the inedible.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)

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„Reform, that we may preserve.“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay British historian and Whig politician 1800 - 1859

Debate on the First Reform Bill (2 March 1831)

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„The truth is balance, but the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Review of Selected Essays by Simone Weil, The New York Review of Books (1 February 1963)
Kontext: The need for truth is not constant; no more than is the need for repose. An idea which is a distortion may have a greater intellectual thrust than the truth; it may better serve the needs of the spirit, which vary. The truth is balance, but the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.

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„All the vital mechanisms, varied as they are, have only one object, that of preserving constant the conditions of life in the internal environment.“

—  Claude Bernard French physiologist 1813 - 1878

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