„The automatic reaction of practically any young person is, at once, against authority. That, I think, began in the First World War because of the trenches, and the incompetence of the people on all fronts.“

Salon interview (1997)
Kontext: The automatic reaction of practically any young person is, at once, against authority. That, I think, began in the First World War because of the trenches, and the incompetence of the people on all fronts. I think that a terrible bitterness and anger began there, which led to communism. And now it feeds terrorism. Anyway, that's my thesis. It's very oversimplified, as you can see.

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Doris Lessing4
britische Schriftstellerin 1919 - 2013

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„Gay marriage can’t be a partisan issue because as long as there are partisan issues or cultural issues in this country, you’ll have trench warfare like on the western front in World War I. You’ll have lots of carnage and no progress.“

—  Peter Thiel American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager 1967

At a 2010 fundraiser https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2012/05/10/obama-minded-billionaires-mostly-quiet-on-same-sex-marriage/ for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (September 22, 2010)

Richard Sherman (American football) Foto

„I don't think any time's a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people. I thought that was an ignorant statement“

—  Richard Sherman (American football) American football player 1988

Press conference (16 September 2015), as quoted in "Video: Richard Sherman speaks passionately on Black Lives Matter" https://web.archive.org/web/20150917000340/http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/video-richard-sherman-speaks-passionately-on-black-lives-matter/ (16 September 2015), by Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington.
Press conference (16 September 2015)
Kontext: A lot of people had sent to me over the weekend, but I thought this would be the best place to address it. There were some points in that article, or in that post, that were relevant and I could agree with. But there were also some obviously ignorant points in there. I don't think any time's a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people. I thought that was an ignorant statement. But as a black man, I do understand that black lives matter. You know, I stand for that, I believe in that wholeheartedly.

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„The hope of a benevolent civilization was shattered in the blood-soaked trenches of the First World War. The "war to end all wars" claimed sixteen million lives, and left embers which kindled an even more catastrophic conflagration.“

—  Bernard Lown American cardiologist developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Peace… 1921

A Prescription for Hope (1985)
Kontext: The hope of a benevolent civilization was shattered in the blood-soaked trenches of the First World War. The "war to end all wars" claimed sixteen million lives, and left embers which kindled an even more catastrophic conflagration.
Over the sorry course of 5,000 years of endless conflicts, some limits had been set on human savagery. Moral safeguards proscribed killing unarmed civilians and health workers, poisoning drinking waters, spreading infection among children and the disabled, and burning defenseless cities. But the Second World War introduced total war, unprincipled in method, unlimited in violence, and indiscriminate in victims. The ovens of Auschwitz and the atomic incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki inscribed a still darker chapter in the chronicle of human brutality. The prolonged agony which left 50 million dead did not provide an enduring basis for an armistice to barbarism. On the contrary, arsenals soon burgeoned with genocidal weapons equivalent to many thousands of World War II's.
The advent of the nuclear age posed an unprecedented question: not whether war would exact yet more lives but whether war would preclude human existence altogether.

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Jacques Bertin Foto

„The author has the reputation of being against color. I am indeed against color when it masks incompetence; when it allows the superimposition of characteristics to the point of absurdity; when people believe it capable of representing ordered data.“

—  Jacques Bertin French geographer and cartographer 1918 - 2010

Quelle: Graphics and graphic information processing (1981), p. 222; partly cited in: Laura R. Novick and Sean M. Hurley (2001) " To Matrix, Network, or Hierarchy: That Is the Question http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/faculty/Markman/PSY394/NovHur.pdf" in: Cognitive Psychology 42, 158–216 (2001)

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„This is not a reaction against a negative world. It's a response to a negative world.“

—  Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967

regarding Adore, Guitar World. July 1998.

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„I think that once you’ve seen the ways in which lots of these animals are killed and how brutal and grotesque and unnecessary it is, I think that people would automatically choose not to wear fur.“

—  Tamara Ecclestone British model, socialite and television personality 1984

"Fur-Free Tamara Ecclestone Has the Winning Formula", Peta.org.uk (17 November 2008) https://www.peta.org.uk/blog/fur-free-tamara-ecclestone-winning-formula/.

„We often get caught up in our own reactions and forget the vulnerability of the person in front of us.“

—  Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

Quelle: The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

Jacques Delors Foto

„If we do not succeed with political union...then the historic decline of Europe which began with the First World War will resume.“

—  Jacques Delors French economist and politician 1925

Interview with Der Spiegel, quoted in The Times (14 October 1991), p. 1
President of the European Commission

Marshall McLuhan Foto

„World War I a railway war of centralization and encirclement. World War II a radio war of decentralization concluded by the Bomb. World War III a TV guerrilla war with no divisions between civil and military fronts.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Quelle: 1970s, Take Today : The Executive as Dropout (1972), p. 152

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„Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.“

—  Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967

Spanish: Sobre todo, sean siempre capaces de sentir en lo más hondo cualquier injusticia cometida contra cualquiera en cualquier parte del mundo. Es la cualidad más linda de un revolucionario.
Letter to his Children (1965)

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