„By the time we awaken faintly to the awareness that we have been socially conditioned, we find ourselves so indoctrinated that it's difficult, if not impossible, to break the old patterns“
"Science Fiction and a World in Crisis" in Science Fiction: Today and Tomorrow (1974) edited by Reginald Bretnor
Kontext: By the time we awaken faintly to the awareness that we have been socially conditioned, we find ourselves so indoctrinated that it's difficult, if not impossible, to break the old patterns … Survival pressures demanding that we evolve, grow, and change, however, continue to proliferate. We don't want to change, but the floodgates open abruptly and we are overwhelmed.
— Leila Ben Ali Wife of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 1956
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
Quelle: Silence Speaks, from the chalkboard of Baba Hari Dass, 1977, p.11
— Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974
As quoted in Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg, p. 3
„Where there’s a will there’s a way. We have the will to world revolution, therefore we must find the way to reach the masses of the exploited and the enslaved women, whether the historical conditions make it easy or difficult.“
— Clara Zetkin German politician 1857 - 1933
Quelle: As quoted in Fourth Congress of the Communist International https://www.marxists.org/archive/zetkin/1922/ci/women.htm, marxists.org, November 1922.
— George Berkeley Anglo-Irish philosopher 1685 - 1753
Can Love be controlled by Advice?, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Marilyn Ferguson American writer 1938 - 2008
Quelle: The Aquarian Conspiracy (1980), Chapter Twelve, Human Connections: Relationships Changing, p. 403
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„The secret to your success lies in surrounding yourself with sustainable love, and that starts with loving yourself. This is your hardest challenge. Through hundreds of hours spent coaching I have observed a common pattern – we can easily express our love for other people, possessions or experiences but find it difficult to say we love ourselves.“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (2016) https://books.google.ae/books?idnu0lCwAAQBAJ&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIMjAE
„When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity. So, when we wholly concentrate, like a child in play, or an artist at work, then we share in the act of creating. We not only escape time, we escape our self-conscious selves.“
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
The Crosswicks Journal, A Circle of Quiet (1972)
— Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013
President Hugo Chavez's Speech at the U.N. General Assembly, Wednesday, September 20, 2006
„In discussing all these aggressive and submissive behaviour patterns, it has been assumed that the individuals concerned have been 'telling the truth' and have not been consciously and deliberately modifying their actions to achieve special ends. We 'lie' more with our words than our other communicative signals, but even so the pheneomenon cannot be overlooked entirely. It is extremely difficult to 'utter' untruths with the kind of behaviour patterns we have been discussing, but not impossible. As I have already mentioned, when parents adopt this procedure towards their young children, it usually fails much more drastically than they realize. Between adults, however, who are much preoccupied with the verbalized information content of the social interactions, it can be more successful. Unfortunately for the behaviour-liar, he typically lies only with certain selected elements of his total signalling system. Others, which he is not aware of, give the game away.“
— Desmond Morris, buch The Naked Ape
(2010), p. 115-116
The Naked Ape (1967)
— Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Zur Genealogie der Moral
Preface, Section 1
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)
— Michael Elmore-Meegan British humanitarian 1959
All Will be Well (2004)
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990 Update), The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean [Episode 1]
Kontext: We on Earth have just awakened to the great oceans of space and time from which we have emerged. We are the legacy of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our 15 billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction. What happens in the first second of the next cosmic year depends on what we do, here and now, with our intelligence and our knowledge of the cosmos.
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Quelle: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 19
— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Variante: ... and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
Quelle: Fight Club