„Other than to amuse himself, why should a man pretend to know where he's going or understand what he sees?“

—  William Least Heat-Moon, buch Blue Highways

Part Five, Chapter 6.
Blue Highways (1982)

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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„Man knows much more than he understands.“

—  Alfred Adler Medical Doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Personality Theorist 1870 - 1937

As quoted in A Primer of Adlerian Psychology: The Analytic-Behavioural-Cognitive Psychology of Alfred Adler (1999) by Harold H. Mosak and Michael P. Maniacci

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„So far as one understands a man, one is that man. The man of genius takes his place in the above argument as he who understands incomparably more other beings than the average man. Goethe is said to have said of himself that there was no vice or crime of which he could not trace the tendency in himself, and that at some period of his life he could not have understood fully. The genius, therefore, is a more complicated, more richly endowed, more varied man; and a man is the closer to being a genius the more men he has in his personality, and the more really and strongly he has these others within him.“

—  Otto Weininger, buch Geschlecht und Charakter

Einen Menschen verstehen heißt also: auch er sein. Der geniale Mensch aber offenbarte sich an jenen Beispielen eben als der Mensch, welcher ungleich mehr Wesen versteht als der mittelmäßige. Goethe soll von sich gesagt haben, es gebe kein Laster und kein Verbrechen, zu dem er nicht die Anlage in sich verspürt, das er nicht in irgend einem Zeitpunkte seines Lebens vollauf verstanden habe. Der geniale Mensch ist also komplizierter, zusammengesetzter, reicher; und ein Mensch ist um so genialer zu nennen, je mehr Menschen er in sich vereinigt, und zwar, wie hinzugefügt werden muß, je lebendiger, mit je größerer Intensität er die anderen Menschen in sich hat.
Quelle: Sex and Character (1903), p. 106.

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„A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

L'homme d'entendement n'a rien perdu, s'il a soi-même.
Book I, Ch. 39
Essais (1595), Book I

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„To understand this for sense it is not required that a man should be a geometrician or a logician, but that he should be mad.“

—  Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679

On the proposition that the volume generated by revolving the region under 1/x from 1 to infinity has finite volume. Quoted in Mathematical Maxims and Minims by N. Rose (1988)

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„Man's greatest concern is to know how he shall properly fill his place in the universe and correctly understand what he must be in order to be a man.“

—  Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804

Part III : Selection on Education from Kant's other Writings, Ch. I Pedagogical Fragments, # 53

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„A man shouldn't die with no understanding of why he's been murdered“

—  Matthew Stover, buch Heroes Die

The Acts of Caine, Heroes Die (The Acts of Caine: Act of Violence) (1998)
Heroes Die (1998)
Kontext: It's customary, at times like this, to say a few words. A man shouldn't die with no understanding of why he's been murdered. I do not pride myself on my eloquence, and so I will keep this simple.

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„Ignatius, for understandable reasons, is the saint I know better than any other. He founded our Order.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

2010s, 2013, Interview in La Repubblica
Kontext: [[Mystics have been fundamental to the church. A religion without mystics is a philosophy. ]] Ignatius, for understandable reasons, is the saint I know better than any other. He founded our Order. I'd like to remind you that Carlo Maria Martini also came from that order, someone who is very dear to me and also to you. Jesuits were and still are the leavening not the only one but perhaps the most effective — of Catholicism: culture, teaching, missionary work, loyalty to the Pope. But Ignatius who founded the Society, was also a reformer and a mystic. Especially a mystic.

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„When a person knows and can't
make the others understand, what does he do?“

—  Carson McCullers, buch Das Herz ist ein einsamer Jäger

Quelle: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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