„Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end … Art must not serve might.“

Statement to S. K. Neumann, as quoted Karel Čapek: Life and Work (2002) by Ivan Klima

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Karel Čapek4
tschechischer Schriftsteller 1890 - 1938

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G. K. Chesterton Foto

„Mankind has always made too much of its saints and heroes, and how the latter handle the fuss might be called their final test.“

—  Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011

"Baseball Was Very, Very Good to Him," The New York Times (2000-10-29)

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„Our responsibility is much greater than we might have supposed, because it involves all mankind.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980

Existentialism and Human Emotions (1957)

Carl von Clausewitz Foto

„Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat the enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war.“

—  Carl von Clausewitz, buch Vom Kriege

Quelle: On War (1832), Book 1, Chapter 1, Section 3, Paragraph 1.
Kontext: Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat the enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: War is such a dangerous business that mistakes that come from kindness are the very worst.

John F. Kennedy Foto

„Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1961, UN speech
Kontext: Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind.
So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did not live, or die, in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.
Kontext: We meet in an hour of grief and challenge. Dag Hammarskjold is dead. But the United Nations lives. His tragedy is deep in our hearts, but the task for which he died is at the top of our agenda. A noble servant of peace is gone. But the quest for peace lies before us.
The problem is not the death of one man — the problem is the life of this organization. It will either grow to meet the challenges of our age, or it will be gone with the wind, without influence, without force, without respect. Were we to let it die, to enfeeble its vigor, to cripple its powers, we would condemn our future. For in the development of this organization rests the only true alternative to war — and war appeals no longer as a rational alternative. Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer concern the great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by wind and water and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind.
So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did not live, or die, in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.

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„Professionalism has no place in art, and hacking is art. Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.“

—  Jamie Zawinski American programmer 1968

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David Levithan Foto

„this might be the happy ending without the ending“

—  David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility

Quelle: The Realm of Possibility

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Lin Yutang Foto

„The role of philosophy might be said to be to extend and deepen the self-awareness of mankind.“

—  Iris Murdoch, Sartre: Romantic Rationalist

Quelle: Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (1953), Ch. 9, p. 137

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George Müller Foto

„…my father's desire was, that I should become a clergyman: not, indeed, that thus I might serve God, but that I might have a comfortable living“

—  George Müller German-English clergyman 1805 - 1898

A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller Written by Himself, First Part.
First Part of Narrative

„They might try to remind me
That Such Tragedy surrounds me
But this suffering created art
I never found it scary… I was all undercover“

—  Ysabella Brave American singer 1979

"Undercover" (11 September 2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8WiZZikJNk

William Hazlitt Foto

„If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

"On the Pleasure of Hating"
The Plain Speaker (1826)

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