— Francis Bacon, buch Essays
Il est dans la nature humaine de penser sagement et d'agir d'une façon absurde.
Le livre de mon ami http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Le_Livre_de_Pierre_-_Premi%C3%A8res_conqu%C3%AAtes#II._La_Dame_en_blanc (1885): Le livre de Pierre, part I, ch. II: La dame en blanc
Il est dans la nature humaine de penser sagement et d’agir d’une façon absurde.
Variante: Il est dans la nature humaine de penser sagement et d'agir d'une façon absurde.
— Francis Bacon, buch Essays
— David O. McKay President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1873 - 1970
Improvement Era (October 1958) pp 718-719
Kontext: Next to life we express gratitude for the gift of free agency. When thou didst create man, thou placed within him part of thine omnipotence and bade him choose for himself. Liberty and conscience thus became a sacred part of human nature. Freedom not only to think, but to speak and act is a God-given privilege.
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
Quelle: 1960s, Beyond Economics: Essays on Society, 1968, p. 141 as cited in John Laurent (2003) Evolutionary Economics and Human Nature. p. 175
— Walker Percy, buch Lost in the Cosmos
Chapter 2, section 2: The Self as Nought (II) http://books.google.com/books?id=tWZQPAoh3ZQC&q=%22There+is+no+fashion+so+absurd+even+grotesque+that+it+cannot+be+adopted+given+two+things+the+authority+of+the+fashion+setter+Dior+Jackie+Onassis+and+the+vacuity+or+noughtness+of+the+consumer%22&pg=PA23#v=onepage.
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (1983)
— John Constable English Romantic painter 1776 - 1837
Notes of Six Lectures on Landscape Painting (1836), C.R. Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable (1843), p. 343
1830s, his lectures History of Landscape Painting (1836)
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Similarly in French: Les fous inventent les modes et les sages les suivent.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (2009)
— Rose Wilder Lane American journalist 1886 - 1968
Quelle: Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority (1943), p. xii.
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
— China Miéville, buch The Junket
The Junket (p. 320)
Short Fiction, Three Moments of an Explosion (2015)
— Robert Greene, buch The 48 Laws of Power
Quelle: The 48 Laws of Power
— J. Howard Moore 1862 - 1916
We never take the time to put ourselves in the places of our victims. We never take the trouble to get over into their world, and realise what is happening over there as a result of our doings toward them. It is so much more comfortable not to do so—so much more comfortable to be blind and deaf and insane.
"The Psychology of Altruism", p. 304
The Universal Kinship (1906), The Ethical Kinship
— Martin Esslin Playwright, theatre critic, scholar 1918 - 2002
Introduction : The absurdity of the Absurd
The Theatre of the Absurd (1961)
Kontext: The Theatre of the Absurd has renounced arguing about the absurdity of the human condition; it merely presents it in being — that is, in terms of concrete stage images. This is the difference between the approach of the philosopher and that of the poet; the difference, to take an example from another sphere, between the idea of God in the works of Thomas Aquinas or Spinoza and the intuition of God in those of St. John of the Cross or Meister Eckhart — the difference between theory and experience.
— Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363
As quoted in The Works of the Emperor Julian (1923) by Wilmer Cave France Wright, p. 41
— Peter C. Newman Canadian journalist 1929
Quelle: Here Be Dragons: Telling Tales Of People, Passion and Power
— Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933
Section 8 : Suffering and Consolation
Founding Address (1876), Life and Destiny (1913)
— Alexander Hamilton, buch The Farmer Refuted
The Farmer Refuted (1775)
— Werner Heisenberg German theoretical physicist 1901 - 1976
Physics and Philosophy (1958)
Kontext: I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?
— Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784
As quoted in The Anchor Book of French Quotations with English Translations (1963) by Norbert Gutermam
Pensées Philosophiques (1746)
— Jean Paul Sartre, buch Der Ekel
Reflections on a chestnut tree root.
Kontext: Absurd, irreducible; nothing — not even a profound and secret delirium of nature — could explain it. Obviously I did not know everything, I had not seen the seeds sprout, or the tree grow. But faced with this great wrinkled paw, neither ignorance nor knowledge was important: the world of explanations and reasons is not the world of existence. A circle is not absurd, it is clearly explained by the rotation of a straight segment around one of its extremities. But neither does a circle exist. This root, on the other hand, existed in such a way that I could not explain it.