„Rightness of limitation is essential for growth of reality. Unlimited possibility and abstract creativity can procure nothing. The limitation, and the basis arising from what is already actual, are both of them necessary and interconnected.“

—  Alfred North Whitehead, buch Religion in the Making

Religion in the Making (February 1926), Lecture IV: "Truth and Criticism" http://www.mountainman.com.au/whiteh_4.htm.
1920s

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Alfred North Whitehead Foto
Alfred North Whitehead6
britischer Philosoph und Mathematiker 1861 - 1947

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Aeschines Foto

„Right is not unlimited, but is limited by the laws.“

—  Aeschines Attic orator; statesman -389 - -314 v.Chr

199.
Ctesiphontem

Rollo May Foto

„Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Quelle: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 6 : On the Limits of Creativity, p. 115
Kontext: Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.

G. K. Chesterton Foto

„Men can enjoy life under considerable limitations, if they can be sure of their limited enjoyments; but under Progressive Puritanism we can never be sure of anything. The curse of it is not limitation; it is unlimited limitation. The evil is not in the restriction; but in the fact that nothing can ever restrict the restriction.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, buch What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America (1922)
Kontext: The truth is that prohibitions might have done far less harm as prohibitions, if a vague association had not arisen, on some dark day of human unreason, between prohibition and progress. And it was the progress that did the harm, not the prohibition. Men can enjoy life under considerable limitations, if they can be sure of their limited enjoyments; but under Progressive Puritanism we can never be sure of anything. The curse of it is not limitation; it is unlimited limitation. The evil is not in the restriction; but in the fact that nothing can ever restrict the restriction. The prohibitions are bound to progress point by point; more and more human rights and pleasures must of necessity be taken away; for it is of the nature of this futurism that the latest fad is the faith of the future, and the most fantastic fad inevitably makes the pace. Thus the worst thing in the seventeenth-century aberration was not so much Puritanism as sectarianism. It searched for truth not by synthesis but by subdivision. It not only broke religion into small pieces, but it was bound to choose the smallest piece.

"Fads and Public Opinion"

Kurien Kunnumpuram Foto

„If the world had a finite reality as its goal, then it has only a limited possibility of growth. But when the world has the Infinite God as its goal, it has endless possibilities of growth and development.“

—  Kurien Kunnumpuram Indian theologian 1931 - 2018

Kunnumpuram, Kurien, 2011 “Theological Exploration,” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 14/2 (July-Dec 2011)
On God

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Edmund Burke Foto

„...no Monarchy limited or unlimited, nor any of the old Republics, can possibly be safe as long as this strange, nameless, wild, enthusiastic thing is established in the Center of Europe.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Letter to John Trevor (January 1791), quoted in Alfred Cobban and Robert A. Smith (eds.), The Correspondence of Edmund Burke, Volume VI: July 1789–December 1791 (1967), p. 218
1790s

Werner Heisenberg Foto

„Light and matter are both single entities, and the apparent duality arises in the limitations of our language.“

—  Werner Heisenberg German theoretical physicist 1901 - 1976

"Introductory" in The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory (1930) as translated by Carl Eckhart and Frank C. Hoyt, p. 10
Kontext: Light and matter are both single entities, and the apparent duality arises in the limitations of our language. It is not surprising that our language should be incapable of describing the processes occurring within the atoms, for, as has been remarked, it was invented to describe the experiences of daily life, and these consist only of processes involving exceedingly large numbers of atoms. Furthermore, it is very difficult to modify our language so that it will be able to describe these atomic processes, for words can only describe things of which we can form mental pictures, and this ability, too, is a result of daily experience. Fortunately, mathematics is not subject to this limitation, and it has been possible to invent a mathematical scheme — the quantum theory — which seems entirely adequate for the treatment of atomic processes; for visualisation, however, we must content ourselves with two incomplete analogies — the wave picture and the corpuscular picture.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Foto

„To be aware of limitations is already to be beyond them.“

—  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel German philosopher 1770 - 1831

As quoted in Inwardness and Existence (1989) by Walter A. Davis, p. 18

Arthur Schopenhauer Foto

„This actual world of what is knowable, in which we are and which is in us, remains both the material and the limit of our consideration.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, buch Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung

Vol I, Ch. 4, The World As Will: Second Aspect, § 53, as translated by Eric F. J. Payne (1958)
The World as Will and Representation (1819; 1844; 1859)

Georges Braque Foto

„There always will be limits to growth.“

—  Donella Meadows American environmental scientist, teacher, and writer 1941 - 2001

Thinking in systems: A Primer (2008)

„The Pythagoreans associated good and evil with the limited and unlimited, respectively.“

—  Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

Quelle: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), p. 175

James C. Collins Foto

„A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people.“

—  James C. Collins American business consultant and writer 1958

Quelle: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

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Vandana Shiva Foto

„Economic reforms based on the idea of limitless growth in a limited world, can only be maintained by the powerful grabbing the resources of the vulnerable. The resource grab that is essential for “growth” creates a culture of rape—the rape of the earth, of local self-reliant economies, and of women.“

—  Vandana Shiva Indian philosopher 1952

On economic reforms in India and rape in India, from " Vandana Shiva: Our Violent Economy is Hurting Women http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/violent-economic-reforms-and-women" Yes Magazine (18 January 2013)

Northrop Frye Foto

„It is of the essence of imaginative culture that is transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

"Quotes", Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (1957), Anagogic Phase: Symbol as Monad

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Foto

„Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.“

—  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008

Quelle: The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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