„The efficacy of religion lies precisely in what is not rational, philosophic or eternal; its efficacy lies in the unforeseen, the miraculous, the extraordinary.“

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Journal
Kontext: The efficacy of religion lies precisely in what is not rational, philosophic or eternal; its efficacy lies in the unforeseen, the miraculous, the extraordinary. Thus religion attracts more devotion according as it demands more faith,—that is to say, as it becomes more incredible to the profane mind. The philosopher aspires to explain away all mysteries, to dissolve them into light. Mystery on the other hand is demanded and pursued by the religious instinct; mystery constitutes the essence of worship, the power of proselytism. When the "cross" became the "foolishness" of the cross, it took possession of the masses.

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Schweizer Schriftsteller und Philosoph 1821 - 1881

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„Why illustrate a great piece of writing whose very advocacy and evocation and efficacy lies within its very existence as writing?“

—  Peter Greenaway British film director 1942

"105 Years of Illustrated Text" in the Zoetrope All-Story, Vol. 5 No. 1.
105 Years of Illustrated Text

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„Example is always more efficacious than precept.“

—  Samuel Johnson, buch The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Quelle: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759), Chapter 29

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„The oak… has not the efficacy of the fir, nor the cypress that of the elm.“

—  Vitruvius, buch De architectura

Quelle: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II, Chapter IX, Sec. 5

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„To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a Government for the whole is indispensable.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

1790s, Farewell Address (1796)
Kontext: To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a Government for the whole is indispensable. No alliances, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions, which all alliances in all times have experienced. Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay, by the adoption of a Constitution of Government better calculated than your former for an intimate Union, and for the efficacious management of your common concerns.

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„If self-efficacy is lacking, people tend to behave ineffectually, even though they know what to do.“

—  Albert Bandura, Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency

[Albert Bandura, 1982, Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency, American Psychologist, 37, 2, 122-147, 10.1037/0003-066X.37.2.122, 0003-066X] (p. 127)

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„Preoccupation with efficacy is the main obstacle to a poetic, elegant, robust and heroic life.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, buch The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Quelle: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 29

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„Wisdom lies in thinking. The spear-head of thinking is rationalism“

—  Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Tamil politician and social reformer 1879 - 1973

Quoted in Collected works of Thanthai Periyar E.V. Ramasami [sic http://books.google.co.in/books?id=edx4AAAAIAAJ, Volumes 1-11], p. 49.
Rationalism

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„But you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity.“

—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French writer and aviator 1900 - 1944

Quelle: Terre des Hommes (1939), Ch. I : The Craft
Kontext: "Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but—"
And I was struck by the graphic image:
"But you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity."
And suddenly that tranquil cloud-world, that world so harmless and simple that one sees below on rising out of the clouds, took on in my eyes a new quality. That peaceful world became a pitfall. I imagined the immense white pitfall spread beneath me. Below it reigned not what one might think — not the agitation of men, not the living tumult and bustle of cities, but a silence even more absolute than in the clouds, a peace even more final. This viscous whiteness became in my mind the frontier between the real and the unreal, between the known and the unknowable. Already I was beginning to realize that a spectacle has no meaning except it be seen through the glass of a culture, a civilization, a craft. Mountaineers too know the sea of clouds, yet it does not seem to them the fabulous curtain it is to me.

„I know love is eternal, so also are folly, lies and roses.“

—  Alice Borchardt, buch The Silver Wolf

In this world our hopes for the best are so often disappointed
Love is eternal. That is its terror and its final beauty. Love never ends. The joy may go out of it, and in time even the pain may end. But it lingers like a living thing and follows you every moment of your life.
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„New schemas are even established which the child looks for and retains with care, as though they were obligatory or charged with efficacy.“

—  Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980

Quelle: The Moral Judgment of the Child (1932), Ch. 1 : The Rules of the Game, § 9 : Conclusions : Motor Rules and the Two Kinds of Respect
Kontext: Mixture of assimilation to earlier schemas and adaptation to the actual conditions of the situation is what defines motor intelligence. But — and this is where rules come into existence — as soon as a balance is established between adaptation and assimilation, the course of conduct adopted becomes crystallized and ritualized. New schemas are even established which the child looks for and retains with care, as though they were obligatory or charged with efficacy.

„It may be worthwhile to spend a few million dollars to determine the efficacy of program that would involve spending billions of dollars.“

—  Harvey S. Rosen American economist 1949

Quelle: Public Finance - International Edition - Sixth Edition, Chapter 2, Tools of Positive Analysis, p. 24-25

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„Persons who have a strong sense of efficacy deploy their attention and effort to the demands of the situation and are spurred by obstacles to greater effort.“

—  Albert Bandura, Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency

[Albert Bandura, 1982, Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency, American Psychologist, 37, 2, 122-147, 10.1037/0003-066X.37.2.122, 0003-066X] (p. 123) (appears also in Bandura's Social Foundations of Thought and Action, 1986, p. 394)

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