„My philosophical views approach somewhat closely those of the late Countess of Conway“

Letter to Thomas Burnet (1697), as quoted in Platonism, Aristotelianism and Cabalism in the Philosophy of Leibniz (1938) by Joseph Politella, p. 18
Kontext: My philosophical views approach somewhat closely those of the late Countess of Conway, and hold a middle position between Plato and Democritus, because I hold that all things take place mechanically as Democritus and Descartes contend against the views of Henry More and his followers, and hold too, nevertheless, that everything takes place according to a living principle and according to final causes — all things are full of life and consciousness, contrary to the views of the Atomists.

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—  Alain Badiou French writer and philosopher 1937

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„My approach to the job can be summed up pretty simply — I never viewed politics as my career.“

—  Angus King United States Senator from Maine 1944

Governor's Travels : How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America (2011)
Kontext: My approach to the job can be summed up pretty simply — I never viewed politics as my career. Important, yes, worthy of intense commitment, of course — but it was not my whole life. … I saw politics as a way to make a contribution and satisfy my penchant for public policy, but not as something I couldn't live without.

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—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
Quelle: The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
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—  Michał Kalecki Polish economist 1899 - 1970

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—  Francis Schaeffer American theologian 1912 - 1984

How Should We Then Live : The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (1976), Chapter 1, Ancient Rome

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