„In the inescapable flux, there is something that abides; in the overwhelming permanence, there is an element that escapes into flux.“

1920s, Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929)
Kontext: In the inescapable flux, there is something that abides; in the overwhelming permanence, there is an element that escapes into flux. Permanence can be snatched only out of flux; and the passing moment can find its adequate intensity only by its submission to permanence.

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britischer Philosoph und Mathematiker 1861 - 1947

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„The truly radical work of art is the one that offers you something to hold on to in the midst of the flux of possibility.“

—  Robert Hughes Australian critic, historian, writer 1938 - 2012

Things I Didn't Know (2006)

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„Your life is inescapable. Unless you decide to escape it.“

—  David Levithan American author and editor 1972

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„It's silly to try to escape other people's faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

Hays translation
Quelle: Meditations (c. AD 121–180), Book VII, 71

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„Man cannot live without a permanent trust in something indestructible in himself, though both the indestructible element and the trust may remain permanently hidden from him.“

—  Franz Kafka, buch Die Zürauer Aphorismen

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Kontext: Man cannot live without a permanent trust in something indestructible in himself, though both the indestructible element and the trust may remain permanently hidden from him. One of the ways in which this hiddenness can express itself is through faith in a personal god.

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„Not bodies produce sensations, but element-complexes (sensation-complexes) constitute the bodies. When the physicist considers the bodies as the permanent reality, the `elements' as the transient appearance, he does not realise that all `bodies' are only mental symbols for element-complexes“

—  Ernst Mach Austrian physicist and university educator 1838 - 1916

sensation-complexes
Quelle: 20th century, The Analysis of Sensations (1902), p. 23, as quoted in Lenin as Philosopher: A Critical Examination of the Philosophical Basis of Leninism (1948) by Anton Pannekoek, p. 33

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„I do not believe that peace either ought to be or will be permanent on this globe, unless the states, pacifically organized, preserve some of the old elements of army-discipline. A permanently successful peace-economy cannot be a simple pleasure-economy.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

1900s, The Moral Equivalent of War (1906)
Kontext: I look forward to a future when acts of war shall be formally outlawed as between civilized peoples.
All these beliefs of mine put me firmly into the anti-military party. But I do not believe that peace either ought to be or will be permanent on this globe, unless the states, pacifically organized, preserve some of the old elements of army-discipline. A permanently successful peace-economy cannot be a simple pleasure-economy. In the more or less socialistic future toward which mankind seems drifting we must still subject ourselves collectively to those severities which answer to our real position upon this only partly hospitable globe. We must make new energies and hardihoods continue the manliness to which the military mind so faithfully clings.

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„Gone had come to mean something different, in a way that is hadn’t used to. Something permanent.“

—  Jenny Han American writer 1980

Quelle: It's Not Summer Without You

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„Language itself inevitably introduced an element of permanence into the world. For, although speech itself is transitory, the conventionalized sound symbols of language transcended time.“

—  Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000

Quelle: Time in History: Views of Time from Prehistory to the Present Day (1988), p.22

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„Commonly we say a judgement falls upon a man for something in him we cannot abide.“

—  John Selden English jurist and scholar of England's ancient laws and constitution, and of Jewish law 1584 - 1654

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„It is one thing to find the Permanent; it is another thing to find a form of words in which the Permanent shall stand permanently expressed. It is one thing to experience something fixed and changeless; it is another thing to fix this something by a changeless definition. The first may be possible, while the second remains impossible for ever.“

—  L. P. Jacks British educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister 1860 - 1955

The Usurpation Of Language (1910)
Kontext: Philosophy has been called the search for the Permanent amid the changing. With this account of philosophy there is no need to quarrel. But having accepted it, a distinction remains to be observed, a distinction of capital importance, which we are in constant danger of forgetting. It is one thing to find the Permanent; it is another thing to find a form of words in which the Permanent shall stand permanently expressed. It is one thing to experience something fixed and changeless; it is another thing to fix this something by a changeless definition. The first may be possible, while the second remains impossible for ever.

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