„We made our mistakes back in the 20th century, Lord knows, but we never nominated a man for president who brags about not reading.“

"Garrison Keillor: God help us. We’re in trouble down here." in The Washington Post (26 July 2016)
Kontext: We made our mistakes back in the 20th century, Lord knows, but we never nominated a man for president who brags about not reading. Calvin Coolidge had his limits. Warren G. Harding spent more time on his hair than strictly necessary. Lyndon Baines Johnson was a piece of work. But all of them read books. When I envision a Trump Presidential Library, I see enormous chandeliers and gold carpet and a thousand slot machines. God help us. I mean it. We’re in trouble down here.

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Garrison Keillor
amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Radiomoderator 1942

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„We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans“

—  William J. Brennan American judge 1906 - 1997

Speech to the Text and Teaching Symposium at Georgetown University (October 12, 1985).
Kontext: The framers discerned fundamental principles.... But our acceptance of the fundamental principles has not and should not bind us to those precise, at times anachronistic, contours. We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans... The ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time? For the genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs. What the constitutional fundamentals meant to the wisdom of other times cannot be their measure to the vision of our time. Similarly, what those fundamentals mean for us, our descendants will learn, cannot be their measure to the vision of their time.

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„A great man" […] "and the greatest and most representative of the Spanish people of the 20th century" […] "one of the great leaders we have had in our history.“

—  Manuel Fraga Iribarne Spanish politician 1922 - 2012

The day Francisco Franco, the dictator, died. Frases que reflejan el recorrido de Manuel Fraga, 16th January 2012, Gara, 16th January 2012, castellà http://www.gara.net/azkenak/01/315809/es/Frases-que-reflejan-recorrido-Manuel-Fraga,
Franco and Francoism

„Who knows what the new century holds for music? I predict that we will bury most of the musical modernism of the 20th, with its need to shock and cause distress.“

—  Donald Vroon American music critic 1942

American Record Guide, March/April 2000, quoted in Ashby, Arved, ed. (2004). The Pleasure of Modernist Music. ISBN 1580461433.

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„Make no mistake about it. I don't want a man in here to go back home thinking otherwise; we are going to win.“

—  Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973

Remarks at a Meeting of the National Alliance of Businessmen (16 March 1968). http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=28740
1960s

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„We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.“

—  Samuel Smiles Scottish author 1812 - 1904

Quelle: Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct (1859), Ch. XI : Self-Culture — Facilities and Difficulties.
Quelle: The Lives Of George And Robert Stephenson
Kontext: We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Robin Hobb Foto
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„We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.“

—  Samuel Smiles Scottish author 1812 - 1904

Quelle: Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct (1859), Ch. XI : Self-Culture — Facilities and Difficulties

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„We played the games that people play
We made our mistakes along the way.
Somehow I know deep in my heart
You needed me.“

—  Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949

Still (1979).
Song lyrics, With the Commodores

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George Will Foto

„We never like to admit to ourselves that we have made a mistake. Organizational structures tend to accentuate this source of failure of information.“

—  Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993

Quelle: 1970s, Toward a General Social Science, 1974, p. 87 quote in: D.A. Bella (1978) Environment, technology, and future generations

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„In the twilight of the 20th century, here is a comedy to reassure us that there is hope — that the world we see around us represents progress, not decay.“

—  Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013

Review http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/pleasantville-1998 of Pleasantville (1 October 1998)
Reviews, Four star reviews
Kontext: In the twilight of the 20th century, here is a comedy to reassure us that there is hope — that the world we see around us represents progress, not decay. Pleasantville, which is one of the year's best and most original films, sneaks up on us. It begins by kidding those old black-and-white sitcoms like "Father Knows Best," it continues by pretending to be a sitcom itself, and it ends as a social commentary of surprising power.

The film observes that sometimes pleasant people are pleasant simply because they have never, ever been challenged. That it's scary and dangerous to learn new ways. The movie is like the defeat of the body snatchers: The people in color are like former pod people now freed to move on into the future. We observe that nothing creates fascists like the threat of freedom.
Pleasantville is the kind of parable that encourages us to re-evaluate the good old days and take a fresh look at the new world we so easily dismiss as decadent. Yes, we have more problems. But also more solutions, more opportunities and more freedom. I grew up in the '50s. It was a lot more like the world of Pleasantville than you might imagine. Yes, my house had a picket fence, and dinner was always on the table at a quarter to six, but things were wrong that I didn't even know the words for.

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„A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

As quoted by Jacob A. Riis in Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen (1904), chapter XVI A Young Men's Hero http://www.bartleby.com/206/16.html
1900s

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