„In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity.“

As quoted in A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (1965) by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., p. 291 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=uFhNxX5lrNEC&pg=PA291&dq=stupidity

Utolsó frissítés 2020. május 22.. Történelem
Konrad Adenauer fénykép
Konrad Adenauer4
német politikus, a Német Szövetségi Köztársaság első kancel… 1876 - 1967

Hasonló idézetek

André Maurois fénykép

„A man's power and intelligence are limited. He who wants to do everything will never do anything.“

—  André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967

Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Working
Kontextus: A man's power and intelligence are limited. He who wants to do everything will never do anything. Only too well do we know those people of uncertain ability who say: "I could be a great musician."..."Business would be easy for me."..."I could surely make success in politics." We may be certain that they will always be amateur musicians, failures in business, and beaten politicians. Napoleon held that the art of war consisted of making oneself strongest at a certain point; in life we must choose a point of attack and concentrate our forces there. The choice of a career must not be left to chance.

Ronald Reagan fénykép
Kent Hovind fénykép
Alphonse de Lamartine fénykép
Marcus Aurelius fénykép

„There is one soul, though it is distributed among several natures and individual limitations. There is one intelligent soul, though it seems to be divided.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, könyv Meditations

XII, 30
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book XII
Kontextus: Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for thee. There is one light of the sun, though it is interrupted by walls, mountains and infinite other things. There is one common substance, though it is distributed among countless bodies which have their several qualities. There is one soul, though it is distributed among several natures and individual limitations. There is one intelligent soul, though it seems to be divided.

Tom Robbins fénykép
James MacDonald fénykép
Albert Einstein fénykép
Elbert Hubbard fénykép

„Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

Mark Twain fénykép
Richard Feynman fénykép

„I have a limited intelligence and I've used it in a particular direction.“

—  Richard Feynman, könyv The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

" The Pleasure of Finding Things Out http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/servlet/DCARead?standardNo=0738201081&standardNoType=1&excerpt=true", p. 2-3, transcript of BBC TV Horizon interview (1981): video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEwUwWh5Xs4&t=2m53s
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (1999)
Kontextus: I've always been rather very one-sided about the science, and when I was younger, I concentrated almost all my effort on it. I didn't have time to learn, and I didn't have much patience for what's called the humanities; even though in the university there were humanities that you had to take, I tried my best to avoid somehow to learn anything and to work on it. It's only afterwards, when I've gotten older and more relaxed that I've spread out a little bit — I've learned to draw, and I read a little bit, but I'm really still a very one-sided person and don't know a great deal. I have a limited intelligence and I've used it in a particular direction.

Elias Canetti fénykép

„I love writers who limit themselves, who write beneath their intelligence.“

—  Elias Canetti Bulgarian-born Swiss and British jewish modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer 1905 - 1994

J. Agee, trans. (1989), p. 27
Das Geheimherz der Uhr [The Secret Heart of the Clock] (1987)

George MacDonald fénykép
Albert Einstein fénykép

„In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognise, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Statement to German anti-Nazi diplomat and author Prince Hubertus zu Lowenstein around 1941, as quoted in his book Towards the Further Shore : An Autobiography (1968)
Attributed in posthumous publications

Cormac McCarthy fénykép
Steven Brust fénykép

„A stupid person can make only certain, limited types of errors; the mistakes open to a clever fellow are far broader.“

—  Steven Brust, könyv Iorich

Forrás: Iorich (2010), p. 172 <!-- (goodreads) http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/6874180 -->
Kontextus: A stupid person can make only certain, limited types of errors; the mistakes open to a clever fellow are far broader. But to the one who knows how smart he is compared to everyone else, the possibilities for true idiocy are boundless.

Sun Myung Moon fénykép
Simone Weil fénykép

„In every sphere, we seem to have lost the very elements of intelligence: the ideas of limit, measure, degree, proportion, relation, comparison, contingency, interdependence, interrelation of means and ends.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

Forrás: The Power of Words (1937), p. 222
Kontextus: There is no area in our minds reserved for superstition, such as the Greeks had in their mythology; and superstition, under cover of an abstract vocabulary, has revenged itself by invading the entire realm of thought. Our science is like a store filled with the most subtle intellectual devices for solving the most complex problems, and yet we are almost incapable of applying the elementary principles of rational thought. In every sphere, we seem to have lost the very elements of intelligence: the ideas of limit, measure, degree, proportion, relation, comparison, contingency, interdependence, interrelation of means and ends. To keep to the social level, our political universe is peopled exclusively by myths and monsters; all it contains is absolutes and abstract entities. This is illustrated by all the words of our political and social vocabulary: nation, security, capitalism, communism, fascism, order, authority, property, democracy. We never use them in phrases such as: There is democracy to the extent that... or: There is capitalism in so far as... The use of expressions like "to the extent that" is beyond our intellectual capacity. Each of these words seems to represent for us an absolute reality, unaffected by conditions, or an absolute objective, independent of methods of action, or an absolute evil; and at the same time we make all these words mean, successively or simultaneously, anything whatsoever. Our lives are lived, in actual fact, among changing, varying realities, subject to the casual play of external necessities, and modifying themselves according to specific conditions within specific limits; and yet we act and strive and sacrifice ourselves and others by reference to fixed and isolated abstractions which cannot possibly be related either to one another or to any concrete facts. In this so-called age of technicians, the only battles we know how to fight are battles against windmills.

Kent Hovind fénykép
Jonathan Franzen fénykép

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“