„Did ever the history of the intellect so little conceal so much?“

Essay on Atomism: From Democritus to 1960 (1961), p.6

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Scottish industrial engineer 1896 - 1972

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„I often said that never in the history of the world did one man receive so much faith and trust as Hitler. Similary, no one has ever betrayed so many people and abused so much good faith as he did.“

—  Hans Fritzsche German Nazi official 1900 - 1953

To Leon Goldensohn, May 24, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 71

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„We do not have too much intellect and too little soul, but too little intellect in matters of the soul.“

—  Robert Musil Austrian writer 1880 - 1942

Wir haben nicht zuviel Verstand und zu wenig Seele, sondern wir haben zu wenig Verstand in den Fragen der Seele.
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„So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious that it seems to me most of all the important qualities are put there unconsciously, and little of importance by the conscious intellect. But these are things for the psychologist to untangle.“

—  Edward Hopper prominent American realist painter and printmaker 1882 - 1967

Quote in Hopper's letter to Charles H. Sawyer, October 29, 1939; as cited in Edward Hopper, Lloyd Goodrich; New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1971, p. 164
1911 - 1940

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„History does not so much repeat as echo, I suppose.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

Quelle: Vorkosigan Saga, Cryoburn (2010), Chapter 13 (p. 257)

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„Never in the history of this country have so few people done so much for so many without acknowledgement by the international community.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006

As state president, referring to the ruling National Party House of Assembly, 17 August 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 28

„Scientists ignorant of history are not so much condemned to repeat it, as to be confused and unenterprising.“

—  Stephen Jay Gould, buch An Urchin in the Storm

"Exultation and Explanation", p. 187
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„I would say that there is no art form that has so much in common with film as music. Both affect our emotions directly, not via the intellect.“

—  Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007

"Introduction" of Four Screenplays (1960). <!-- Simon & Schuster -->
Kontext: When we experience a film, we consciously prime ourselves for illusion. Putting aside will and intellect, we make way for it in our imagination. The sequence of pictures plays directly on our feelings. Music works in the same fashion; I would say that there is no art form that has so much in common with film as music. Both affect our emotions directly, not via the intellect. And film is mainly rhythm; it is inhalation and exhalation in continuous sequence. Ever since childhood, music has been my great source of recreation and stimulation, and I often experience a film or play musically.

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„Ten years now go further than a thousand then, not so much on account of our finer intellects as because the light we have shows us the way to more.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle, buch The Stark Munro Letters

The Stark Munro Letters (1894)
Kontext: The more we progress the more we tend to progress. We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression. We draw compound interest on the whole capital of knowledge and virtue which has been accumulated since the dawning of time. Some eighty thousand years are supposed to have existed between paleolithic and neolithic man. Yet in all that time he only learned to grind his flint stones instead of chipping them. But within our father's lives what changes have there not been? The railway and the telegraph, chloroform and applied electricity. Ten years now go further than a thousand then, not so much on account of our finer intellects as because the light we have shows us the way to more. Primeval man stumbled along with peering eyes, and slow, uncertain footsteps. Now we walk briskly towards our unknown goal.

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„And yet, all this force was expended for the paltry purpose of defeating a few poor barbarians. The employment of so much force for the accomplishment of so insignificant an object would be as useless as bringing all the intellect of a great man to bear in answering the arguments of the clergymen of San Francisco.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

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Kontext: The earth, rotating at the rate of one thousand miles an hour, was stopped. The motion of this vast globe would have instantly been changed into heat. It has been calculated by one of the greatest scientists of the present day that to stop the earth would generate as much heat as could be produced by burning a world as large as this of solid coal. And yet, all this force was expended for the paltry purpose of defeating a few poor barbarians. The employment of so much force for the accomplishment of so insignificant an object would be as useless as bringing all the intellect of a great man to bear in answering the arguments of the clergymen of San Francisco.

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„One thing poetry teaches us, if anything, is that everything is connected…There is so much history that we have not validated.“

—  Lucille Clifton American poet 1936 - 2010

On her worldly view of poetry in “Poet Lucille Clifton: 'Everything Is Connected'” https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124113507 in NPR (2010 Feb 28)

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