„There is no real difference between selfish and selfless“

Bill Clinton on why he helps other people. http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/z4m9xu/colbert-galactic-initiative---bill-clinton-pt--1, August 2013
2010s
Kontext: I want to leave my daughter, and my grandchildren I hope to have and all these young people, a better world. And I think the reason you should do things for other people at bottom is selfish. There is no real difference between selfish and selfless if you understand how the world works. We all tied together. [... ] Everytime you cut off somebody else's opportunity you shrink your own horizon.

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42. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1946

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„One should be selfish enough to be selfless up to a certain point.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

Bis zu einem gewissen Grade selbstlos sollte man schon aus Selbstsucht sein.
Quelle: Aphorisms (1880/1893), p. 64.

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„Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a ‘real’ experience.“

—  Maxwell Maltz Plastic surgeon, self-help author 1889 - 1975

Quelle: Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life

Shirley Chisholm Foto

„If I learned anything Downtown, it's this: the only real difference between an enemy and a friend is the day of the week.“

—  Richard Kadrey San Francisco-based novelist, freelance writer, and photographer 1957

Quelle: Sandman Slim

Mark Rathbun Foto

„That’s the difference between the old Scientology and the new: the brave new Scientology is all these beautiful buildings and real estate and no people.“

—  Mark Rathbun American whistleblower 1957

The New York Times, The New York Times Company, Defectors Say Church of Scientology Hides Abuse, Laurie Goodstein, March 6, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/us/07scientology.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all,

George Raymond Richard Martin Foto

„The real difference, to my mind, is between romantic fiction, which all these genres are a part of, and mimetic fiction, or naturalistic fiction.“

—  George Raymond Richard Martin American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948

Interview with Weird Tales (24 May 2007) http://weirdtales.net/wordpress/2007/05/24/george-rr-martin-on-magic-vs-science/
Kontext: I think that for science fiction, fantasy, and even horror to some extent, the differences are skin-deep. I know there are elements in the field, particularly in science fiction, who feel that the differences are very profound, but I do not agree with that analysis. I think for me it is a matter of the furnishings. An elf or an alien may in some ways fulfill the same function, as a literary trope. It’s almost a matter of flavor. The ice cream can be chocolate or it can be strawberry, but it’s still ice cream. The real difference, to my mind, is between romantic fiction, which all these genres are a part of, and mimetic fiction, or naturalistic fiction.

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„But even when the choice is made, you must still remember that of the real and the unreal there are many varieties; and discrimination must still be made between the right and the wrong, the important and the unimportant, the useful and the useless, the true and the false, the selfish and the unselfish.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

§ I
1910s, At the Feet of the Master (1911)
Kontext: In all the world there are only two kinds of people — those who know, and those who do not know; and this knowledge is the thing which matters. What religion a man holds, to what race he belongs — these things are not important; the really important thing is this knowledge — the knowledge of God's plan for men. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a man has seen that and really knows it, he cannot help working for it and making himself one with it, because it is so glorious, so beautiful. So, because he knows, he is on God's side, standing for good and resisting evil, working for evolution and not for selfishness.
If he is on God's side he is one of us, and it does not matter in the least whether he calls himself a Hindu or a Buddhist, a Christian or a Muhammadan, whether he is an Indian or an Englishman, a Chinaman or a Russian. Those who are on His side know why they are here and what they should do, and they are trying to do it; all the others do not yet know what they should do, and so they often act foolishly, and try to invent ways for themselves which they think will be pleasant for themselves, not understanding that all are one, and that therefore only what the One wills can ever be really pleasant for any one. They are following the unreal instead of the real. Until they learn to distinguish between these two, they have not ranged themselves on God's side, and so this discrimination is the first step.
But even when the choice is made, you must still remember that of the real and the unreal there are many varieties; and discrimination must still be made between the right and the wrong, the important and the unimportant, the useful and the useless, the true and the false, the selfish and the unselfish.

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„The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.“

—  Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989

Quote from Tiny Surrealism: Salvador Dalí and the Aesthetics of the Small, Roger Rothman, 2012 UNP-Nebraska.
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Ted Malloch Foto

„Myth: There’s conflict between selfish free markets and a benevolent world of human sympathy.“

—  Ted Malloch American businessman 1952

Quelle: Doing Virtuous Business (Thomas Nelson, 2011), p. 10.

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Woody Allen Foto

„To me there's no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and any of the organized religions. They're all equally valid or invalid, really. And equally helpful.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

New York Times interview (2010) http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/movies/15woody.html?_r=1&ref=arts#.

Adolfo Bioy Casares Foto

„Is there any difference between our desires becoming reality, and our desiring what is already real? What matters is that our will and reality agree with one another.“

—  Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999

"¿No es lo mismo que suceda lo que deseamos, que desear lo que suceda? Lo que importa es que nuestra voluntad y los sucesos estén de acuerdo."
La otra aventura, 1968.

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Mark Twain Foto

„The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

"Official Report to the I.I.A.S.", p. 126
Papers of the Adams Family (1939)
Quelle: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

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