„One book makes a complete religion. Let the future authors aim for quality rather than quantity.“

Bearbeitet von Mwanandeke Kindembo. Letzte Aktualisierung 29. Mai 2022. Geschichte

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„It is quality rather than quantity that matters.“
Non refert quam multos sed quam bonos habeas.

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr

Quelle: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XLV: On sophistical argumentation, Line 1

Camille Paglia Foto

„The post-war "publish or perish" tyranny must end. The profession has become obsessed with quantity rather than quality. […] One brilliant article should outweigh one mediocre book.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

Quelle: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992), Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders : Academe in the Hour of the Wolf, p. 237

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Abraham Lincoln Foto

„Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Kontext: On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it — all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war — seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.

H. G. Wells Foto
Jean de La Bruyère Foto

„Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.“

—  Jean de La Bruyère, buch Les Caractères

C'est un métier que de faire un livre, comme de faire une pendule: il faut plus que de l'esprit pour être auteur.
Aphorism 3; Variant translation: It requires more than mere genius to be an author.
Les Caractères (1688), Des Ouvrages de l'Esprit

William Penn Foto

„In all debates let truth be thy aim; not victory or an unjust interest; and endeavor to gain rather than to expose thy antagonist.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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Fruits of Solitude (1682), Part I

Nigel Cumberland Foto

„Rather than let the rejections deter you from your objectives, simply aim to learn what the rejections teach you.“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

Quelle: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), p.35

Vanna Bonta Foto

„Love is a quality, not a quantity.“

—  Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014

Shades of the World (1985)

Larry Harvey Foto

„What we have to do is make progress in the quality of connection between people, not the quantity of consumption.“

—  Larry Harvey Founder of Burning Man 1948 - 2018

"The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man" in The Atlantic (18 August 2014) https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-wonderful-weird-economics-of-burning-man/376108/
Kontext: We don’t think the world can be Woodstock … Who’d think the world could be a perpetual carnival? But we do think that the world could rediscover values that used to be automatically produced by culture but aren’t anymore because culture is subject to the commodification in our world. Everything is sold back to us, targeted to demographics. What we have to do is make progress in the quality of connection between people, not the quantity of consumption.

James A. Garfield Foto

„I would rather be defeated than make capital out of my religion.“

—  James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881

Quelle: 1880s, Garfield's Words (1882)

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Amy Lee Foto

„To me, it's always about quality not quantity.“

—  Amy Lee American singer-songwriter and pianist 1981

Lee explaining why she's not releasing her music "too often" in the show small talk

Victor Hugo Foto

„The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.“

—  Victor Hugo, buch Die Elenden

Quelle: Les Misérables

Mario Bunge Foto

„If one aims to judge political movements, their deeds are far more important than their speeches, which are often masking rather than revealing.“

—  Mario Bunge Argentine philosopher and physicist 1919

Emergence and Convergence (2003), p. 424.
2000s

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Joseph Stalin Foto

„Quantity has a quality all its own.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

No evidence that this phrasing is due to Stalin, and it does not appear in English translations of his philosphical works. Earliest English is found in 1979 in US defense industry, presumably defense consultant Thomas A. Callaghan Jr. The connection of sufficient quantitative change leading to qualitative change is found in Marxist philosophy, by Marx and Engels, drawing from Hegelian philosophy and Ancient Greek philosophy. Marx and Engels are quoted by Stalin, but this formulation appears to be a modern American form; see quantity for details.
Stalin may have said that way before World War II, there is evidence in his Russian-language books, for example here http://www.modernlib.ru/books/stalin_iosif_vissarionovich/tom_14/read_16/.
Misattributed
Variante: Quantity is quality.
Quelle: Re: "Quantity has a quality all its own" source? http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-russia&month=1004&week=a&msg=ljEwsM4dMrpmUGVfI7EGqg, Tim Davenport, h-russia https://networks.h-net.org/h-russia, April 5, 2010

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G. I. Gurdjieff Foto

„Rest comes not from the quantity but from the quality of sleep.“

—  G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949

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