„There will never be a scenario in which the infliction of fear and pain on a vulnerable individual creates a benefit to humankind.“
"The War on Animals" (foreword), Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene (2020), p. 27 ISBN 978-1590566381
— John Henry Newman English cleric and cardinal 1801 - 1890
Discourse VIII, pt. 10. http://books.google.com/books?id=YdrJkVPhptwC&q=%22it+is+Almost+a%22+%22a+gentle+man+to+say+he+is+one+who+never+inflicts+pain%22&pg=PA208#v=onepage
The Idea of a University (1873)
— James W. Prescott American psychologist 1930
"Body Pleasure and the Origins of Violence" (1975)
— Niccolo Machiavelli, buch Der Fürst
Original: (it) Queste simili morti, le quali seguitano per deliberazione di un animo deliberato e ostinato, non si possono da' Principi evitare, perchè ciascuno che non si curi di morire, lo può fare.
Quelle: The Prince (1513), Ch. 19; translated by W. K. Marriot
— Joseph Wu Taiwanese politician 1954
Joseph Wu (2018) cited in " Taiwan vulnerable to Chinese invasion without US, foreign minister says https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/23/asia/taiwan-foreign-minister-interview-intl/index.html" on CNN, 23 July 2018.
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
Quelle: DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution (2003/2017), Chapter 13, “Who We Are: Nature vs. Nurture” (p. 372)
— Mitch Albom American author 1958
Quelle: The Time Keeper
— Joseph De Maistre Savoyard philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat 1753 - 1821
"Fifth Dialogue," p. 149
St. Petersburg Dialogues (1821)
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Book II, ch. 1 http://classics.mit.edu/Epictetus/discourses.2.two.html
Variante: For death or pain is not formidable, but the fear of pain or death.
— Seneca the Younger, buch Epistulae morales
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XXIV: On despising death
„A command is distinguished from other significations of desire, not by the style in which the desire is signified, but by the power or purpose of the party to inflict an evil or pain in case the desire is disregarded.“
— John Austin (legal philosopher) legal philosopher 1790 - 1859
Quelle: The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832), p. 6
— Chiang Pin-kung Taiwanese politician 1932 - 2018
Chiang Pin-kung (2010) cited in: "ARATS delegation arrives in Taipei http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2010/12/21/2003491489" in The China Post, 21 December 2010.
Statement made during his welcoming speech to Chen Yunlin at the Chairman of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) at the Grand Hotel in Taipei for the sixth round of high-level cross-strait talks between ARATS and SEF, 20 December 2010.
— William Powell (author), buch The Anarchist Cookbook
Quelle: The Anarchist Cookbook (1971), Chapter Three: "Natural, Nonlethal, and Lethal Weapons", p. 78.
Kontext: I have no patience with individuals who claim that everything will be beautiful if guns and other weapons are outlawed. These people do not have the foresight to realise that, if weapons are made illegal, they will only be possessed by enemies of the people (i. e., the army, the police, outlaws, and madmen). I feel very strongly that every person should be armed and that he or she should be prepared for the worst. There is no justice left in the system. The only real justice is that which the individual creates for himself, and the individual is helpless without a gun. This may sound like the dogma expounded by radical right-wing groups, like the Minute Men. It is.
„The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence. All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals. Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.“
— Ron Paul American politician and physician 1935
Freedom Under Siege http://www.dailypaul.com/taxonomy/term/21 (1987).
„When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.“
— Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965
Quelle: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
— Karen Armstrong author and comparative religion scholar from Great Britain 1944