— François Duvalier 40th President of the Republic of Haiti 1907 - 1971
Quoted in Elizabeth Abbott, Haiti: An insider's history of the rise and fall of the Duvaliers (1988), p. 103.
— Larry Page American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur 1973
Larry Page's Google Zeitgeist 2012 talk https://singularityhub.com/2012/05/27/larry-page-with-a-healthy-disregard-for-the-impossible-people-can-do-almost-anything/
— Fritz Leiber, buch Conjure Wife
Quelle: Conjure Wife (1953), Chapter 3 (p. 39).
— Robert Owen Welsh social reformer 1771 - 1858
Deathbed statement (November 1858), in response to a church minister who asked if he regretted wasting his life on fruitless projects; as quoted in Harold Hill : A People's History http://www.haroldhill.org/section_two/section_two_page_one.htm (2004).
„The existence of that temple had been a matter of consensus among Muslims, Europeans and Hindus, both nationalist and anti-nationalist, until the JNU professors issued their fatwa to disregard the evidence and deny history.“
— Koenraad Elst orientalist, writer 1959
2000s, Ayodhya, the Finale (2003)
„History is written for the purpose of narration and not in order to give proof.“
Historia et scribitur ad narrandum non ad probandum.
— Quintilian ancient Roman rhetor 35 - 96
Book X, Chapter I, 31
De Institutione Oratoria (c. 95 AD)
„Bourgeois political economy … never gets to see man who is its real subject. It disregards the essence of man and his history and is thus in the profoundest sense not a ‘science of people’ but of non-people and of an inhuman world of objects and commodities.“
— Herbert Marcuse German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist 1898 - 1979
“The Foundations of Historical Materialism,” Studies in Critical Philosophy (1972), p. 9
— Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980
1960s, The Medium is the Message (1967)
— Rabih Alameddine, buch Koolaids: The Art of War
Quelle: Koolaids: The Art of War
„We have attacked the traditional interpretation of the economics of slavery not in order to resurrect a defunct system, but in order to correct the perversion of the history of blacks — in order to strike down the view that black Americans were without culture, without achievement, and without development for their first two hundred and fifty years on American soil.“
— Robert Fogel American economist, historian 1926 - 2013
Robert William Fogel, Stanley L. Engerman (1974). Time on the cross: the economics of American Negro slavery. p. 258
„Yet in time of stress and public agitation we have too great a tendency to disregard this policy and indulge in race hatred, religious intolerance, and disregard of equal rights. Such sentiments are bound to react upon those who harbor them. Instead of being a benefit they are a positive injury.“
— Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933
1920s, Ways to Peace (1926)
Kontext: Yet in time of stress and public agitation we have too great a tendency to disregard this policy and indulge in race hatred, religious intolerance, and disregard of equal rights. Such sentiments are bound to react upon those who harbor them. Instead of being a benefit they are a positive injury. We do not have to examine history very far before we see whole countries that have been blighted, whole civilizations that have been shattered by a spirit of intolerance. They are destructive of order and progress at home and a danger to peace and good will abroad. No better example exists of toleration than that which is exhibited by those who wore the blue toward those who wore the gray. Our condition today is not merely that of one people under one flag, but of a thoroughly united people who have seen bitterness and enmity which once threatened to sever them pass away, and a spirit of kindness and good will reign over them all.
— Anaïs Nin, buch The Novel of the Future
The Novel of the Future (1969)
„I presume that few who have paid any attention to the history of the Mathematical Analysis, will doubt that it has been developed in a certain order, or that that order has been, to a great extent, necessary -- being determined, either by steps of logical deduction, or by the successive introduction of new ideas and conceptions, when the time for their evolution had arrived.“
— George Boole English mathematician, philosopher and logician 1815 - 1864
Quelle: 1850s, A treatise on differential equations (1859), p. v; cited in: Quotations by George Boole http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Quotations/Boole.html, MacTutor History of Mathematics, August 2010.
— Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930
"Live" with Thomas Sowell https://www.aei.org/publication/live-thomas-sowell/, The American Enterprise, September 2004.
— Michael Chabon, buch Die unglaublichen Abenteuer von Kavalier und Clay
Quelle: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
Misattributed, Jackson's personal book of maxims
— Leszek Kolakowski Philosopher, historian of ideas 1927 - 2009
"The Idolatry of Politics", U.S. Jefferson Lecture speech (1986)
„After a time," said old Mathers disregarding me, "I mercifully perceived the errors of my ways and the unhappy destination I would reach unless I mended them. I retired from the world in order to try to comprehend it and to find out why it becomes more unsavoury as the years accumulate on a man's body. What do you think I discovered at the end of my meditations?“
— Flann O'Brien, buch The Third Policeman
The Third Policeman (1967)