„Conscience is better served by a myth.“

Chapter 4, p. 111
The Age of Uncertainty (1977)

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John Kenneth Galbraith4
kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Ökonom, Sozialkritiker, Präside… 1908 - 2006

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„It has served us well, this myth of Christ.“

—  Pope Leo X Pope from 1513 to 1521 1475 - 1521

Widely attributed to Leo X, the earliest known source of this statement is actually a polemical work by the Protestant John Bale, the anti-Catholic Acta Romanorum Pontificum, which was first translated from Latin into English as The Pageant of the Popes in 1574: "For on a time when a cardinall Bembus did move a question out of the Gospell, the Pope gave him a very contemptuous answer saying: All ages can testifie enough how profitable that fable of Christe hath ben to us and our companie." The Pope in this case being Leo X. Later accounts of it exist, as recorded by Vatican Librarian, Cardinal Baronius in the Annales Ecclesiastici (1597) a 12-volume history of the Church.
In a more modern polemic, "The Criminal History of the Papacy" by Tony Bushby, in Nexus Magazine Volume 14, Number 3 (April - May 2007) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/esp_vatican30c.htm, it is stated that "The pope's pronouncement is recorded in the diaries and records of both Pietro Cardinal Bembo (Letters and Comments on Pope Leo X, 1842 reprint) and Paolo Cardinal Giovio (De Vita Leonis Decimi..., op. cit.), two associates who were witnesses to it."
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„I sincerely believe that I have served a criminal. I led my soldiers in good conscience… but for a criminal government.“

—  Walter Model German field marshal 1891 - 1945

To Colonel Theodor Pilling, Lieutenant Colonel Roger Michael, Major Winrich Behr in the evening of April 20, 1945. They tuned in the Wehrmacht receiver, and listened Joseph Goebbels's speech marking the Hitler's Birthday. Quoted in "Battle for the Ruhr" - Page 378 - by Derek S. Zumbro - 2006

„Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others.“

—  Stanley Milgram Social psychologist 1933 - 1984

p. 188
Obedience to Authority : An Experimental View (1974)
Kontext: Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.

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John Milton Foto

„Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.“

—  John Milton, buch Paradise Lost

Variante: Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
Quelle: Paradise Lost

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Warren Farrell Foto

„Our children are better served by speaking not of “visitation” versus “custody,” but of “parent time.”“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

p. 187.
Father and Child Reunion (2001)

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„Enter to grow in wisdom. / Depart to serve better thy country and thy kind.“

—  Charles William Eliot President of Harvard 1834 - 1926

Over entrance (“Enter”) and exit (“Depart”) of Dexter gate (gift of Class of 1890) to Harvard Yard, erected 1901.
Alternatives Eliot considered included “Enter daily to grow in wisdom,” and “Depart to serve better thy country and mankind.”
Widely paraphrased as:
Enter to learn; go forth to serve.
Used by schools including Brigham Young University, Delaware State University, Tennessee State University, Keene State College, and Oakland City College.
Sometimes credited (in abbreviated form) to Margaret Sanger.
Sometimes parodied as: “Enter to learn; go forth to earn.”
Quelle: Enter to grow in wisdom: A tour of Harvard’s gates https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2005/12/enter-to-grow-in-wisdom/, Ken Gewertz, The Harvard Gazette, December 15, 2005
Quelle: The Yale Book of Quotations, 2006, p. 232 https://books.google.com/books?id=ck6bXqt5shkC&pg=PA232&dq="enter+to+grow+in+wisdom"
Quelle: The Gates of Harvard Yard https://harvardmagazine.com/2013/07/gates-of-harvard-yard, Harvard Magazine, 2013 July 18
Quelle: The Gates of Harvard Yard: The Complete Story, in Words and Pictures, of a Great University’s Iconic Portals
Quelle: BYU not alone in using motto 'enter to learn' https://www.deseretnews.com/article/695197761/BYU-not-alone-in-using-motto-enter-to-learn.html, Tad Walch, Deseret News, August 4, 2007
Quelle: “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.” https://sangerpapers.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/enter-to-learn-go-forth-to-serve/, Jill Grimaldi, Margaret Sanger Papers Project, 2010-11-30

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„Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic“

—  Joseph Campbell, buch The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Chapter 1
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949)
Kontext: Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche. But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.

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„Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.“

—  Karl Popper, buch Conjectures and Refutations

Ch. 1 "Science : Conjectures and Refutations", Section VII
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963)

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„True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

"Myth and Archetype in Science Fiction" (1976)
Kontext: True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is. You look at it and it vanishes. You look at the Blond Hero — really look — and he turns into a gerbil. But you look at Apollo, and he looks back at you. The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. “You must change your life,” he said. When true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life.

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„It is so easy to be immature. If I have a book to serve as my understanding, a pastor to serve as my conscience, a physician to determine my diet for me, and so on, I need not exert myself at all. I need not think, if only I can pay: others will readily undertake the irksome work for me.“

—  Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804

Es ist so bequem, unmündig zu sein. Habe ich ein Buch, das für mich Verstand hat, einen Seelsorger, der für mich Gewissen hat, einen Arzt, der für mich die Diät beurtheilt u. s. w., so brauche ich mich ja nicht selbst zu bemühen. Ich habe nicht nöthig zu denken, wenn ich nur bezahlen kann.
What is Enlightenment? (1784)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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