„Amy's basically exploiting the sociopath's most reliable maxim. The bigger the lie, the more they believe it.“

—  Gillian Flynn, buch Gone Girl – Das perfekte Opfer

Quelle: Gone Girl

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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„The masses have never believed in sophisms taught by economists, uttered more to confirm exploiters in their rights than to convert exploited!“

—  Peter Kropotkin Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, scientist, revolutionary, economist, activist, geographer, writer 1842 - 1921

Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal (1896)
Kontext: The masses have never believed in sophisms taught by economists, uttered more to confirm exploiters in their rights than to convert exploited! Peasants and workers, crushed by misery and finding no support in the well-to-do classes, have let things go, save from time to time when they have affirmed their rights by insurrection. And if workers ever thought that the day would come when personal appropriation of capital would profit all by turning it into a stock of wealth to be shared by all, this illusion is vanishing like so many others. The worker perceives that he has been disinherited, and that disinherited he will remain, unless he has recourse to strikes or revolts to tear from his masters the smallest part of riches built up by his own efforts; that is to say, in order to get that little, he already must impose on himself the pangs of hunger and face imprisonment, if not exposure to Imperial, Royal, or Republican fusillades.
But a greater evil of the present system becomes more and more marked; namely, that in a system based on private appropriation, all that is necessary to life and to production — land, housing, food and tools — having once passed into the hands of a few, the production of necessities that would give well-being to all is continually hampered. The worker feels vaguely that our present technical power could give abundance to all, but he also perceives how the capitalistic system and the State hinder the conquest of this well-being in every way.
Far from producing more than is needed to assure material riches, we do not produce enough.

Joel Osteen Foto

„If you will lie about the little things, before long you’ll lie about bigger things.“

—  Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963

Quelle: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

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„In solo climbing the whole enterprise is held together with little more than chutzpah, not the most reliable adhesive.“

—  Jon Krakauer, buch Into the Wild

Quelle: Into the Wild (1996), Ch. 14.
Kontext: Early on a difficult climb, especially a difficult solo climb, you constantly feel the abyss pulling at your back. To resist takes a tremendous conscious effort; you don't dare let your guard down for an instant. The siren song of the void puts you on edge; it makes your movements tentative, clumsy, herky-jerky. But as the climb goes on, you grow accustomed to the exposure, you get used to rubbing shoulders with doom, you come to believe in the reliability of your hands and feet and head. You learn to trust your self-control. By and by your attention becomes so intensely focused that you no longer notice the raw knuckles, the cramping thighs, the strain of maintaining nonstop concentration. A trancelike state settles over your efforts; the climb becomes a clear-eyed dream. Hours slide by like minutes. The accumulated clutter of day-to-day existence — the lapses of conscience, the unpaid bills, the bungled opportunities, the dust under the couch, the inescapable prison of your genes — all of it is temporarily forgotten, crowded from your thoughts by an overpowering clarity of purpose and by the seriousness of the task at hand. At such moments something resembling happiness actually stirs in your chest, but it isn't the sort of emotion you want to lean on very hard. In solo climbing the whole enterprise is held together with little more than chutzpah, not the most reliable adhesive.

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„By adding three lies, one does not get the truth — only a bigger lie.“

—  Slobodan Milošević Yugoslavian and Serbian politician 1941 - 2006

Slobodan Milošević (2002) International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic https://web.archive.org/web/20030204145956/http://www.icdsm.org/milosevic/30jan.htm

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„The most reliable components are the ones you leave out.“

—  Gordon Bell American computer engineer 1934

Reported in Stuart Borlase, ed., Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology, and Solutions (2013), p. 445.

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„I don't have labels. I believe in human beings, I believe in a strong national security, I believe in maximizing freedom…“

—  Wesley Clark American general and former Democratic Party presidential candidate 1944

Interview with Laura Knoy, New Hampshire Public Radio (5 November 2003)
Kontext: I don't have labels. I believe in human beings, I believe in a strong national security, I believe in maximizing freedom... I can give you a whole list of things i'm for, but I believe in solving problems. I guess, more than anything else, I'm a pragmatist with strong beliefs in people.

Bill Whittle Foto

„All people are basically nice. One should deal with every person by believing in his goodness. Anger, jealousy, etc. are the offshoots of his past experiences, which affect his behavior. Primarily every person is nice and everyone is reliable.“

—  Rajendra Singh formerly Professor of Physics later Chief of RSS 1921 - 2003

Mohanrao Bhagwat, First death anniversary of Singh on July 14 - Sangh work first, I come later, The Organiser, 18 July 2004. http://www.organiser.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=32&page=3 https://web.archive.org/web/20081006185203/http://www.organiser.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Content

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„If you are going to lie, you go to jail for the lie rather than the crime. So believe me, don't ever lie.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

To John Dean in April 1973 http://books.google.com/?id=JpRAAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22If+you+are+going+to+lie+you+go+to+jail+for+the+lie+rather+than+the+crime+So+believe+me+don't+ever+lie%22&pg=PA42. Dean was due to testify before the Senate Watergate Committee, which he did on 25 June 1973.
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„A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, buch Thinking, Fast and Slow

Quelle: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011), Chapter 5, "Cognitive ease", page 62 (ISBN 9780141033570).

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