„Without the aid of statistics nothing like real medicine is possible.“

Louis PCA. Medical statistics. Am J Med Sci 1837;21:525-8.
Quoted in Evidence-based medicine: old French wine with a new Canadian label? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1296268/, P K Rangachari, J R Soc Med. 1997 May; 90(5): 280–284.

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Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
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„Philosophy is certainly the medicine of the soul. Its aid is to be sought not from without, as in diseases of the body; and we must labour with all our resources and with all our strength to cure ourselves.“
Est profecto animi medicina, philosophia; cuius auxilium non ut in corporis morbis petendum est foris, omnibusque opibus viribus, ut nosmet ipsi nobis mederi possimus, elaborandum est.

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 v.Chr

Book III, Chapter III; translation by Walter Miller
Tusculanae Disputationes – Tusculan Disputations (45 BC)

Sarah Silverman Foto

„[holds up an egg] This is AIDS. AIDS is as real as an egg.“

—  Sarah Silverman American comedian and actress 1970

The Sarah Silverman Program

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„It is easy to lie with statistics. It is hard to tell the truth without it.“

—  Andrejs Dunkels 1939 - 1998

cited in: Andrea Varsavsky, ‎Iven Mareels, ‎Mark Cook (2010). Epileptic Seizures and the EEG. p. 89

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„History is not melodrama, even if it usually reads like that. It was real blood, not tomato catsup or the pale ectoplasm of statistics, that wet the ground at Bloody Angle and darkened the waters of Bloody Pond.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

The Legacy of the Civil War (1961), pp. 49–50
Kontext: We are right to see power prestige and confidence as conditioned by the Civil War. But it is a very easy step to regard the War, therefore, as a jolly piece of luck only slightly disguised, part of our divinely instituted success story, and to think, in some shadowy corner of our mind, of the dead at Gettysburg as a small price to pay for the development of a really satisfactory and cheap compact car with decent pick-up and road-holding capability. It is to our credit that we survived the War and tempered our national fiber in the processs, but human decency and the future security of our country demand that we look at the costs. What are some of the costs?
Blood is the first cost. History is not melodrama, even if it usually reads like that. It was real blood, not tomato catsup or the pale ectoplasm of statistics, that wet the ground at Bloody Angle and darkened the waters of Bloody Pond. It modifies our complacency to look at the blurred and harrowing old photographs — the body of the dead sharpshooter in the Devil's Den at Gettysburg or the tangled mass in the Bloody Lane at Antietam.

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„Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.“

—  Jane Austen, buch Emma

Emma (1815)
Works, Emma

„God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.“

—  James Clavell American novelist 1921 - 1994

André Delambre
The Fly (1958)

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„Tenderness between people is nothing other than awareness of the possibility of relations without purpose.“

—  Theodor W. Adorno, buch Minima Moralia

Zartheit zwischen Menschen ist nichts anderes als das Bewußtsein von der Möglichkeit zweckfreier Beziehungen.
E. Jephcott, trans. (1974), § 20
Minima Moralia (1951)

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„Hope nothing from foreign governments. They will never be really willing to aid you until you have shown that you are strong enough to conquer without them.“

—  Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872

Life and Writings, Young Italy; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 333

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„The ordinary can be like medicine.“

—  Sherman Alexie, buch The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Quelle: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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„It's a real problem, but it's nothing like as serious as people are led to believe.“

—  Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923

Interview in Salon (29 September 2007) http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2007/09/29/freeman_dyson/
Kontext: I believe global warming is grossly exaggerated as a problem. It's a real problem, but it's nothing like as serious as people are led to believe. The idea that global warming is the most important problem facing the world is total nonsense and is doing a lot of harm. It distracts people's attention from much more serious problems.

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„Without fear of God as a basis, nothing is possible spiritually, for the absence of fear is a lack of self-knowledge.“

—  Frithjof Schuon Swiss philosopher 1907 - 1998

[2012, Echoes of Perennial Wisdom, World Wisdom, 30, 978-1-93659700-0]
God, Reverential fear and love

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„As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1860s, The Conduct of Life (1860)

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„Reduced to the statistical permutations of genes, life became "nothing but" the marriage of chance and selection.“

—  Theodore Roszak American social historian, social critic, writer 1933 - 2011

Quelle: The Gendered Atom: Reflections on the Sexual Psychology of Science (1999), Ch.7 The Rape of Nature

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„Your love is like bad medicine“

—  Jon Bon Jovi American singer and musician 1962

Bad Medicine
Music, New Jersey (1988)

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