„There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.“

As quoted in Liberalism is a Mental Disorder : Savage Solutions‎ (2005) by Michael Savage, Ch. 1 : More Patton, Less Patent Leather, p. 4

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George Patton fénykép
George Patton10
amerikai tábornok 1885 - 1945

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Terry Pratchett fénykép
Quentin Crisp fénykép

„I never understood music. It seemed to me to be the maximum amount of noise conveying the minimum amount of information.“

—  Quentin Crisp, könyv The Naked Civil Servant

Forrás: The Naked Civil Servant (1968), Ch. 27

Margaret Cho fénykép

„They (the government) are unfazed by any amount of travesty, loss, tragedy, death, and destruction.“

—  Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968

From Her Books, I Have Chosen To Stay And Fight, WAR

Eliezer Yudkowsky fénykép

„Two people using Crocker's Rules should be able to communicate all relevant information in the minimum amount of time, without paraphrasing or social formatting.“

—  Eliezer Yudkowsky American blogger, writer, and artificial intelligence researcher 1979

Promoting "Crocker's Rules" at SL4 (c. 2000) http://www.sl4.org/crocker.html
Kontextus: Declaring yourself to be operating by "Crocker's Rules" means that other people are allowed to optimize their messages for information, not for being nice to you. Crocker's Rules means that you have accepted full responsibility for the operation of your own mind — if you're offended, it's your fault. Anyone is allowed to call you a moron and claim to be doing you a favor. (Which, in point of fact, they would be. One of the big problems with this culture is that everyone's afraid to tell you you're wrong, or they think they have to dance around it.) Two people using Crocker's Rules should be able to communicate all relevant information in the minimum amount of time, without paraphrasing or social formatting. Obviously, don't declare yourself to be operating by Crocker's Rules unless you have that kind of mental discipline.
Note that Crocker's Rules does not mean you can insult people; it means that other people don't have to worry about whether they are insulting you. Crocker's Rules are a discipline, not a privilege. Furthermore, taking advantage of Crocker's Rules does not imply reciprocity. How could it? Crocker's Rules are something you do for yourself, to maximize information received — not something you grit your teeth over and do as a favor.

John Hicks fénykép
Leonhard Euler fénykép
Nathanael Greene fénykép

„We have not collected an account of the killed and wounded, but we judge our loss amounts to between two and three hundred, and that of the enemy, to much more.“

—  Nathanael Greene American general in the American Revolutionary War 1742 - 1786

Letter to George Washington (August 1778)

„The policy of wisdom is to use that method which involves a minimum of suffering, and which offers a maximum of redemption.“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

The Personality of Jesus (1932)
Kontextus: None of the three ways of dealing with social injustice can entirely prevent or remove human suffering. Resistance by violence tends to increase and intensify suffering; inaction or failure to exert effective restraint perpetuates the misery of the victims of crime or exploitation; non-violent coercion likewise often results in suffering. The policy of wisdom is to use that method which involves a minimum of suffering, and which offers a maximum of redemption.

Gottfried Leibniz fénykép

„Only geometry can hand us the thread [which will lead us through] the labyrinth of the continuum’s composition, the maximum and the minimum, the infinitesimal and the infinite; and no one will arrive at a truly solid metaphysic except he who has passed through this [labyrinth].“

—  Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716

Dissertatio Exoterica De Statu Praesenti et Incrementis Novissimis Deque Usu Geometriae (Spring 1676)
Eredeti: (la) Nam filum labyrintho de compositione continui deque maximo et minimo ac indesignabili at que infinito non nisi geometria praebere potest, ad metaphysicam vero solidam nemo veniet, nisi qui illac transiverit.
Forrás: Leibniz, Leibnizens Mathematische Schriften, Herausgegeben Von C.I. Gerhardt. Bd. 1-7. 1850-1863. Halle. The quotation is found in vol. 7. on page 326 in ”Dissertatio Exoterica De Statu Praesenti et Incrementis Novissimis Deque Usu Geometriae”. Link https://archive.org/stream/leibnizensmathe12leibgoog
Forrás: Geometry and Monadology: Leibniz's Analysis Situs and Philosophy of Space by Vincenzo de Risi. Page 123. Link https://books.google.no/books?id=2ptGkzsKyOQC&lpg=PA123&ots=qz2aKxAYtp&dq=Dissertatio%20Exoterica%20De%20Statu%20Praesenti%20et%20Incrementis%20Novissimis%20Deque%20Usu%20Geometriae%E2%80%9D&hl=no&pg=PA123#v=onepage&q&f=false

„A social order in which the maximum legal income is not more than tenfold the minimum“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

Property (1935)
Kontextus: A social order in which the maximum legal income is not more than tenfold the minimum... and in which competition for private profit has been eliminated, and in which social motivations are more dominant, is certain to be a more harmonious community than can ever be created by economic individualism.

Alexander Maclaren fénykép

„Let me always remember that it is not the amount of religious knowledge which I have, but the amount which I use, that determines my religious position and character.“

—  Alexander Maclaren British minister 1826 - 1910

Quote reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) p. 365.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis fénykép

„Minimum information given with maximum politeness.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994

Instructions to press secretary Pamela Turnure; Quoted in A Hero for Our Time (1983) by Ralph G Martin; sometimes rendered : "I want minimum information given with maximum politeness."

Letitia Elizabeth Landon fénykép

„Thrice venomed is the wound when 'tis Love's hand
Inflicts the blow.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(3rd August 1822) Sketches from Drawings by Mr. Dagley. Sketch the Second. Love touching the Horns of a Snail, which is shrinking from his hand.
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822

Abraham Joshua Heschel fénykép

„The proper relation is a minimum of creed and a maximum of faith.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

"The Holy Dimension", p. 335 - 336
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Kontextus: There are many creeds but only one faith. Creeds may change, develop, and grow flat, while the substance of faith remains the same in all ages. The overgrowth of creed may bring about the disintegration of that substance. The proper relation is a minimum of creed and a maximum of faith.

Jason Scott Sadofsky fénykép

„[Yahoo! ] found the way to destroy the most massive amount of history in the shortest amount of time with absolutely no recourse.“

—  Jason Scott Sadofsky American technology historian and archivist 1970

Internet Atrocity! GeoCities' Demise Erases Web History http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1936645,00.html

Walter A. Shewhart fénykép
Karl Marx fénykép

„For the world to become philosophic amounts to philosophy’s becoming world-order reality; and it means that philosophy, at the same time that it is realized, disappears.“

—  Karl Marx, könyv The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature

The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature (1841)
Eredeti: (de) Das Philosophisch-Werden der Welt [ist] zugleich ein Weltlich-Werden der Philosophie; ihre Verwirklichung [ist] zugleich ihr Verlust.

Franz Kafka fénykép

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