„The thieves may be able to follow the design plans and produce a loom. But we are modifying and improving our looms every day. They do not have the expertise gained from the failures it took to produce the original. We need not be concerned. We need only continue as always, making our improvements.“
Kiichiro Toyoda in The Toyota Way, 2001: Quoted in: "Toyota quotes," New York Times, Feb. 10, 2008.
Comment by Kiichiro Toyoda after thieves had stolen the plans for a new loom from his father's workshop.
„Our concepts of ballot-box democracy may need to be modified to produce strong governments capable of making difficult decisions.“
— Maurice Strong Canadian businessman 1929 - 2015
Forrás: "Facing Down Armageddon: Environment at a Crossroads," essay by Maurice Strong in World Policy Journal, Summer, 2009 "Successful management of today's traumatic processes of change will not be easy to achieve. Our concepts of ballot-box democracy may need to be modified to produce strong governments capable of making difficult decisions, particularly in terms of safeguarding the global environment that this transition will require and whose results are often not immediately apparent."
„We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them entertainment with open doors.“
— Thomas Adam clergyman, religious writer 1701 - 1784
Forrás: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 582.
„We should continue to use simple models where they capture enough of the core underlying structure and incentives that they usefully predict outcomes. When the world we are trying to explain and improve, however, is not well described by a simple model, we must continue to improve our frameworks and theories so as to be able to understand complexity and not simply reject it.“
— Elinor Ostrom American political economist 1933 - 2012
Elinor Ostrom (2009) "Nobel Prize Lecture", December 8.
„We do have to do more infrastructure spending. That will put many Americans to work. It’s a good job that gets you on the ladder to the middle class. We need to improve the conditions for manufacturing in our country and punish those companies that want to export jobs. We need them to be incentivized to create jobs right here in America.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), Democratic Presidential Debate in Miami (March 9, 2016)
— Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803
Letter to Samuel Cooper (30 April 1776) http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2093
Kontextus: We cannot make Events. Our Business is wisely to improve them. There has been much to do to confirm doubting Friends & fortify the Timid. It requires time to bring honest Men to think & determine alike even in important Matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
„That's how we continue on, and will improve our lot in life, solve the problems that arise. Partly out of necessity, partly out of this drive to improve.“
— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995
Academy of Achievement interview (1991)
Kontextus: I have come to associate a kind of success that we are referring to, to individuals who have a combination of attributes that are often associated with creativity. In a way they are mutants, they are different from others. And they follow their own drummer. We know what that means. And are we all like that? We are not like that. If you are, then it would be well to recognize that there were others before you. And, people like that are not very happy or content, until they are allowed to express, or they can express what's in them to express. It's that driving force that I think is like the process of evolution working on us, and in us, and with us, and through us. That's how we continue on, and will improve our lot in life, solve the problems that arise. Partly out of necessity, partly out of this drive to improve.
„… it may suggest whether a negative made by camera and lens is always an essential, or indeed if a negative at all is needed so long as we can produce a light-painted image at our will.“
— Alfred Horsley Hinton British photographer 1863 - 1908
Forrás: Part II : Practical Pictorial Photography, Fidelity to nature and justifiable untruth, p. 24
„And still the Weaver plies his loom, whose warp and woof is wretched Man
Weaving th' unpattern'd dark design, so dark we doubt it owns a plan.“
— Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet,… 1821 - 1890
The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî (1870)
Kontextus: How Thought is imp'otent to divine the secret which the gods defend,
The Why of birth and life and death, that Isis-veil no hand may rend.
Eternal Morrows make our day; our is is aye to be till when
Night closes in; 'tis all a dream, and yet we die, — and then and then?
And still the Weaver plies his loom, whose warp and woof is wretched Man
Weaving th' unpattern'd dark design, so dark we doubt it owns a plan.
— Mohammed Alkobaisi Iraqi Islamic scholar 1970
Understanding Islam, "Morals and Ethics" http://vod.dmi.ae/media/96716/Ep_03_Morals_and_Ethics Dubai Media
„Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.“
— Dallas Willard American philosopher 1935 - 2013
Forrás: Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God
„There is more to do. We need to prepare our children to read and succeed in school with improved Head Start and early childhood development programs. We must upgrade our teacher colleges and teacher training and launch a major recruiting drive with a great goal for America: a quality teacher in every classroom.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2002, State of the Union address (January 2002)
„Of course, recognising our common humanity is only the beginning of our task. Words alone cannot meet the needs of our people. These needs will be met only if we act boldly in the years ahead; and if we understand that the challenges we face are shared, and our failure to meet them will hurt us all.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2009, A New Beginning (June 2009)
„If we don't pray according to the needs of the heart, we repress our deepest longings. Our prayers may not be rational, and we may be quite aware of that, but if we repress our needs, then those unsaid prayers will fester.“
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
Forrás: Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage
„We need to simplify our tax code. We need to make sure that it’s not too cumbersome for people to be able to comply with. And that they don’t end up spending more money trying to file their taxes than they do actually paying in.“
— Kristi Noem South Dakota politician 1971
Woster, Kevin. Noem ad: poignant or political? http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/opinion/columnists/local/article_af98dacc-5a2f-11df-96dc-001cc4c002e0.html Rapid City Journal. May 9, 2010.
„Only when our love for someone exceeds our need for them do we have a shot at a genuine relationship together.“
— Neil Strauss, könyv The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships (2015)
„Nothing fails like success, because we do not learn anything from it. We only learn from failure, but we do not always learn the right things from failure. If there is a failure of expectations, that is, if the messages that we receive are not the same as those we expected, we can make three possible inferences.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
Forrás: 1970s, Ecodynamics: A New Theory Of Societal Evolution, 1978, p. 42
„We don't have a word for learning and teaching at the same time, but our schooling would improve if we did.“
— Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)