„It is the natural fault of young people to think too well of mankind [...].“

—  Georg Forster, buch A Voyage Round the World

Book I, ch. II, The Passage from Madeira to the Cape Verd Islands, and from thence to the Cape of Good Hope.
A Voyage Round the World (1777)

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deutscher Naturforscher, Ethnologe, Reiseschriftsteller, Jo… 1754 - 1794

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„People who think they’re generous to a fault usually think that’s their only fault.“

—  Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986

Quelle: On the Contrary (1964), Ch. 7

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„Young people suffer less from their faults than from the prudence of the old.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues French writer, a moralist 1715 - 1747

Quelle: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 174.

„It bodes well for the future that young people are thinking so intently about political issues.“

—  Jo Cox UK politician 1974 - 2016

On a return visit to their former school, Heckmondwike Grammar School — Emmerdale actress Tracy Brabin and Labour politician Jo Cox return to Heckmondwike Grammar School http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-news/emmerdale-actress-tracy-brabin-labour-7818688 (23 September 2014)

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„The Bulk of mankind is as well equipped for flying as thinking.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)

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„Since the mass of mankind are too ignorant or too indolent to think seriously, if majorities are right it is by accident.“

—  John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916

Quelle: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 130

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„Maybe I seem a little too clever sometimes… Maybe I'm too well prepared and I may sometimes be regarded as a little fault finding.“

—  Göran Persson Swedish politician, Swedish Social Democratic Party, thirty-second Prime minister of Sweden 1949

Answering a question about his weaknesses in the Swedish newspaper Expressen (August 30, 2000).
Original: (sv) Kanske jag blir lite för duktig ibland... Kanske är jag för påläst och kan ibland uppfattas som lite mästrande.

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„A lot of young people think they're invincible, but the truth is young people are knuckleheads.“

—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964

During appearance on "Tonight Show" (21 February 2014) http://washingtonexaminer.com/michelle-obama-young-people-are-knuckleheads/article/2544377

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„I think too many promising young minds are wasted on it.“

—  Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016

On college graduates considering law as a career: Address to the Claremont McKenna College Res Publica Society Luncheon http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/mmca/temp_fn.asp?volumeFN=22&issueFN=05&articleFN=10&typeFN=s (31 January 2007).

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„The fault of democracy everywhere, including the United States of America, is that too few people make use of it.“

—  Bill Downs American journalist 1914 - 1978

CBS radio broadcast from Berlin on March 2, 1949

Rajiv Gandhi Foto

„India is an old country, but a young nation; and like the young everywhere we are impatient. I am young, and I too have a dream. I dream of an India strong, independent and self-reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world in the service of mankind.“

—  Rajiv Gandhi sixth Prime Minister of India 1944 - 1991

On his vision of India, in his address to the Joint meeting of the US Congress in Washington on 13 June 1985, in Emotional Impact: Passionate Leaders and Corporate Transformation (8 November 2000) http://books.google.co.in/books?id=G2QJfyzGRSIC&pg=PA97, p. 97

John Milton Foto

„Ah, why should all mankind
For one man's fault, be condemned,
If guiltless?“

—  John Milton, buch Paradise Lost

Quelle: Paradise Lost

Martin Firrell Foto

„It is in the nature of truth not to be at fault.“

—  Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963

Quoted in The International Herald Tribune (19 September 2005).

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Eleanor Roosevelt Foto

„Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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„To me, there is no greater calling … If I can inspire young people to dedicate themselves to the good of mankind, I've accomplished something.“

—  John Glenn American astronaut and politician 1921 - 2016

On inspiring others to public service, as quoted in "John Glenn had the stuff U.S. heroes are made of http://enquirer.com/editions/2002/02/20/loc_john_glenn_had_stuff.html" by Howard Wilkinson, in The Cincinnati Enquirer (20 February 2002).

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„I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.“

—  Newt Gingrich Professor, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives 1943

The Politics of Perception
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