„Culture is then properly described not as having its origin in curiosity, but as having its origin in the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.“

—  Matthew Arnold, könyv Culture and Anarchy

Forrás: Culture and Anarchy (1869), Ch. I, Sweetness and Light

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Matthew Arnold
angol költő és kritikus 1822 - 1888

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel fénykép

„It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: "Is it true in and for itself?"“

—  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, könyv Lectures on the Philosophy of History

Pt. III, sec. 3, ch. 2 Lectures on the History of History Vol 1 p. 344 John Sibree translation (1857), 1914
Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1832), Volume 1
Kontextus: It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: "Is it true in and for itself?" Many think that by pronouncing a doctrine to be Neo-Platonic, they have ipso facto banished it from Christianity. Whether a Christian doctrine stands exactly thus or thus in the Bible, the point to which the exegetical scholars of modern times devote all their attention is not the only question. The Letter kills, the Spirit makes alive: this they say themselves, yet pervert the sentiment by taking the Understanding for the Spirit.

Woodrow Wilson fénykép

„No country can afford to have its prosperity originated by a small controlling class.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

Section I: “The Old Order Changeth”, p. 17 http://books.google.com/books?id=MW8SAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA17&dq=%22No+country+can+afford%22
1910s, The New Freedom (1913)
Kontextus: No country can afford to have its prosperity originated by a small controlling class. The treasury of America lies in those ambitions, those energies, that cannot be restricted to a special favored class. It depends upon the inventions of unknown men, upon the originations of unknown men, upon the ambitions of unknown men. Every country is renewed out of the ranks of the unknown, not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control.

Vitruvius fénykép
Nostradamus fénykép

„Perfect knowledge of such things cannot be acquired without divine inspiration, given that all prophetic inspiration derives its initial origin from God Almighty, then from chance and nature.“

—  Nostradamus, könyv Les Propheties

Les Propheties (1555), Preface
Kontextus: Perfect knowledge of such things cannot be acquired without divine inspiration, given that all prophetic inspiration derives its initial origin from God Almighty, then from chance and nature. Since all these portents are produced impartially, prophecy comes to pass partly as predicted. For understanding created by the intellect cannot be acquired by means of the occult, only by the aid of the zodiac, bringing forth that small flame by whose light part of the future may be discerned. We need god to prosper those without him will not.

Sun Myung Moon fénykép
Jiddu Krishnamurti fénykép

„No description can ever describe the origin. The origin is nameless; the origin is absolutely quiet, it is not whirring about making noise.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

Last public talk (4 January 1986) http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/the-future-is-now/1986-01-04-jiddu-krishnamurti-the-future-is-now-3rd-public-talk, The Future is Now : Last Talks in India (1988) http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/the-future-is-now, p. 100
1980s
Kontextus: No description can ever describe the origin. The origin is nameless; the origin is absolutely quiet, it is not whirring about making noise. Creation is something that is most holy, that is the most sacred thing in life, and if you have made a mess of your life, change it. Change it today, not tomorrow. If you are uncertain, find out why and be certain. If your thinking is not straight, think straight, logically, Unless all that is prepared, all that is settled, you cannot enter into this world, into the world of creation.
It ends.
This is the last talk. Do you want to sit together quietly for a while? All right, sirs, sit quietly for a while.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu fénykép
Ram Narayan fénykép

„My mission was to obliterate the blemish which the sarangi carried due to its social origins. I hope I have succeeded in this.“

—  Ram Narayan classical sarangi player from India 1927

[Dhaneshwar, Amarendra, Saviour of the sarangi, Pandit Ram Narayan, The Indian Express, 18 February 2002, http://www.webcitation.org/5pb4p5swj]

William Wordsworth fénykép
Samuel Taylor Coleridge fénykép

„The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties to each other according to their relative worth and dignity.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, könyv Biographia Literaria

Forrás: Biographia Literaria (1817), Ch. XIV.
Kontextus: The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties to each other according to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination.

Ambrose Bierce fénykép
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker fénykép

„The Anarchists never have claimed that liberty will bring perfection; they simply say that its results are vastly preferable to those that follow authority.“

—  Benjamin Ricketson Tucker American journalist and anarchist 1854 - 1939

Voluntary Cooperation a Remedy http://flag.blackened.net/daver/anarchism/tucker/tucker15.html
Individual Liberty (1926)

„The spiritual life must find its origin in silence.“

—  Skye Jethani

The Divine Commodity: Discovering A Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity (2009, Zondervan)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak fénykép

„…its ultimate origin is still lost in geological antiquity.“

—  Bal Gangadhar Tilak Indian independence activist 1856 - 1920

“The Arctic Home in the Vedas” on dating of the Vedas to 3000 to 1400 BC [Ganga Prasad, The Fountainhead of Religion: A Comparative Study of the Principle Religions of the World and a Manifestation of Their Common Origin from the Vedas, http://books.google.com/books?id=0QO_zed25R4C&pg=PA222, 1 January 2000, Book Tree, 978-1-58509-054-9, 222–]

Lewis Mumford fénykép

„The settlement of America had its origins in the unsettlement of Europe.“

—  Lewis Mumford American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic 1895 - 1990

"The Origins of the American Mind" in The Golden Day (1926).
Kontextus: The settlement of America had its origins in the unsettlement of Europe. America came into existence when the European was already so distant from the ancient ideas and ways of his birthplace that the whole span of the Atlantic did not widen the gulf.

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