„Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.“

—  Alexis de Tocqueville, könyv Democracy in America

Forrás: Democracy in America

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Hasonló idézetek

„Nothing dies harder than a bad idea. And few ideas are worse than the ones we have about art.“

—  Julia Cameron, könyv The Artist's Way

The Artist's Way (1992), p. xxv

Franz Kafka fénykép
Fyodor Dostoyevsky fénykép

„Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, könyv Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment (1866)

Neil Gaiman fénykép

„Nothing dates harder and faster and more strangely than the future.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

"Of Time, and Gully Foyle", Foreword to a 1999 edition of The Stars My Destination (1956)
Kontextus: You can tell when a Hollywood historical film was made by looking at the eye makeup of their leading ladies, and you can tell the date of an old science fiction novel by every word on the page. Nothing dates harder and faster and more strangely than the future.

Max Frisch fénykép

„Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.“

—  Max Frisch Swiss playwright and novelist 1911 - 1991

I'm not Stiller (1955)

Tad Williams fénykép

„“Is this being in love?” he suddenly wondered? It was nothing like the ballads he had heard sung—this was more irritating than uplifting.“

—  Tad Williams novelist 1957

Forrás: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, The Dragonbone Chair (1988), Chapter 31, “The Councils of the Prince” (p. 500).

Ho Chi Minh fénykép

„Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom… Independence without freedom is worse than no independence.“

—  Ho Chi Minh Vietnamese communist leader and first president of Vietnam 1890 - 1969

As quoted in Vietnam: The Betrayal of a Revolution https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1991/10/20/vietnam-the-betrayal-of-a-revolution/baef22ef-5ee7-43f0-97d3-7dc02ab24533/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.865c3958cb61 (20 October 1991), by Bui Tin

„In the development of intelligence nothing can be more "basic" than learning how to ask productive questions.“

—  Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003

Language Education in a Knowledge Context (1980)
Kontextus: In the development of intelligence nothing can be more "basic" than learning how to ask productive questions. Many years ago, in Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Charles Weingartner and I expressed our astonishment at the neglect shown in school toward this language art.... The "back to the basics" philosophers rarely mention it, and practicing teachers usually do not find room for it in their curriculums. …all our knowledge results from questions, which is another way of saying that question-asking is our most important intellectual tool… There are at present no reading tests anywhere that measure the ability of students to address probing questions to the particular texts they are reading... What students need to know are the rules of discourse which comprise the subject, and among the most central of such rules are those which govern what is and what is not a legitimate question.

Kevin Kelly fénykép

„There's nothing more addictive than being a god.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)

Jerry Spinelli fénykép

„Nothing’s more fun than being carried away.“

—  Jerry Spinelli, könyv Stargirl

Forrás: Stargirl

Molly Haskell fénykép
James Baldwin fénykép

„For nothing is more unbearable, once one has it, than freedom.“

—  James Baldwin, könyv Giovanni's Room

Forrás: Giovanni's Room

Étienne Bonnot de Condillac fénykép

„The art of reasoning is nothing more than a language well arranged.“

—  Étienne Bonnot de Condillac French academic 1714 - 1780

As quoted in Antoine Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry (trans. Robert Kerr, 1790), Preface, p. xiv.

Patrick Rothfuss fénykép

„… nothing in the world is harder than convincing someone of an unfamiliar truth.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, könyv The Wise Man's Fear

Forrás: The Wise Man's Fear

„There is nothing harder than to be told that what we hold sacred is an idol.“

—  James Alison Christian theologian, priest 1959

Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay (2001), "Jesus' fraternal relocation of God"

Dejan Stojanovic fénykép

„Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

Rain http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/rain-199/
From the poems written in English

Albert Camus fénykép

„Nothing is harder to understand than a symbolic work. A symbol always transcends the one who makes use of it and makes him say in reality more than he is aware of expressing.“

—  Albert Camus, könyv The Myth of Sisyphus

"Hope and the Absurd in the work of Franz Kafka"
The Myth of Sisyphus (1942)

Georges Bataille fénykép

„Nothing is more necessary or stronger in us than rebellion.“

—  Georges Bataille French intellectual and literary figure 1897 - 1962

Forrás: The Unfinished System of Nonknowledge

Thomas Fuller (writer) fénykép

„6472. Nothing more smooth than Glass, yet nothing more brittle;
Nothing more fine than Wit, yet nothing more fickle.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

Samuel Beckett fénykép

„Nothing is more real than nothing.“

—  Samuel Beckett, könyv Malone Dies

Malone Dies (1951), p. 16

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