„[20th Century has been called] the century of extremes, […] in which human vices reached unfathomable depths. [She notes that it has been] a century of great progress [and in some places of] unprecedented economic growth. [At the same time, however, poor urban areas face a bleak future of] overcrowding and a disease pattern linked to poverty and an unhealthy environment.“

Awake! magazine 1999, 12/8, article: The Most Profound Changes.

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Gro Harlem Brundtland fénykép
Gro Harlem Brundtland
norvég orvos, politikus, diplomata, Norvégia miniszterelnöke 1939

Hasonló idézetek

Vernor Vinge fénykép

„The acceleration of technological progress has been the central feature of this century.“

—  Vernor Vinge American mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction writer 1944

The Coming Technological Singularity (1993)

Tenzin Gyatso fénykép

„I believe that in the 20th century, humanity has learned from many, many experiences. Some positive, and many negative.“

—  Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935

Interview in The New York Times (28 November 1993).
Kontextus: I believe that in the 20th century, humanity has learned from many, many experiences. Some positive, and many negative. What misery, what destruction! The greatest number of human beings were killed in the two world wars of this century. But human nature is such that when we face a tremendous critical situation, the human mind can wake up and find some other alternative. That is a human capacity.

„The uneasy marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an increasingly surreal world.“

—  J. G. Ballard British writer 1930 - 2009

"Introduction" to Diary of a Genius (1974) by Salvador Dalí
Kontextus: The uneasy marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an increasingly surreal world. More and more, we see that the events of our own times make sense in terms of surrealism rather than any other view — whether the grim facts of the death-camps, Hiroshima and Viet Nam, or our far more ambiguous unease at organ transplant surgery and the extra-uterine foetus, the confusions of the media landscape with its emphasis on the glossy, lurid and bizarre, its hunger for the irrational and sensational. The art of Salvador Dalí, an extreme metaphor at a time when only the extreme will do, constitutes a body of prophecy about ourselves unequaled in accuracy since Freud's "Civilization And Its Discontents". Voyeurism, self-disgust, the infantile basis of our fears and longings, and our need to pursue our own psychopathologies as a game — these diseases of the psyche Dali has diagnosed with dismaying accuracy. His paintings not only anticipate the psychic crisis which produced our glaucous paradise, but document the uncertain pleasures of living within it. The great twin leitmotifs of the 20th century — sex and paranoia — preside over his life, as over ours.

Samuel Bowles fénykép

„Keynes was no revolutionary, but his ideas revolutionized 20th-century economics.“

—  Samuel Bowles American economist 1939

Forrás: Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command, and Change, 2005, p.82

Leszek Kolakowski fénykép

„Marxism has been the greatest fantasy of our century.“

—  Leszek Kolakowski Philosopher, historian of ideas 1927 - 2009

Epilogue, p. 1206
Main Currents Of Marxism (1978)
Kontextus: Marxism has been the greatest fantasy of our century. It was a dream offering the prospect of a society of perfect unity, in which all human aspirations would be fulfilled and all values reconciled.

„During this century mathematics has been transformed…“

—  George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

Tony Blair fénykép

„The battles of this century … are less likely to be the product of extreme political ideology—like those of the 20th century—but they could easily be fought around the questions of cultural or religious difference.“

—  Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953

As attributed without citation in Awake! magazine (anonymous), January 2015 http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201501/watching-the-world-religion/
2010s

Mahinda Rajapaksa fénykép
James Connolly fénykép
Peter Kropotkin fénykép

„As to the sudden industrial progress which has been achieved during our own century, and which is usually ascribed to the triumph of individualism and competition, it certainly has a much deeper origin than that.“

—  Peter Kropotkin, könyv Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (1902)
Kontextus: As to the sudden industrial progress which has been achieved during our own century, and which is usually ascribed to the triumph of individualism and competition, it certainly has a much deeper origin than that. Once the great discoveries of the fifteenth century were made, especially that of the pressure of the atmosphere, supported by a series of advances in natural philosophy — and they were made under the medieval city organization, — once these discoveries were made, the invention of the steam-motor, and all the revolution which the conquest of a new power implied, had necessarily to follow... To attribute, therefore, the industrial progress of our century to the war of each against all which it has proclaimed, is to reason like the man who, knowing not the causes of rain, attributes it to the victim he has immolated before his clay idol. For industrial progress, as for each other conquest over nature, mutual aid and close intercourse certainly are, as they have been, much more advantageous than mutual struggle.

Lord Dunsany fénykép

„One of the greatest writers of [the 20th] century.“

—  Lord Dunsany Irish writer and dramatist 1878 - 1957

Arthur C. Clarke, quoted on the backcover of Time and the Gods, the second volume of the Fantasy Masterworks series
About

„[W]e live in a century in which everything has been said. The challenge today is to learn which statements to deny.“

—  Charles Hartshorne Philosopher 1897 - 2000

Hartshorne's main reflection on a full 100 years of life.
"A hundred years of thinking about God" (1998)

Anatoly Kudryavitsky fénykép

„The century has started with
the crime of the century.“

—  Anatoly Kudryavitsky a Russian/Irish novelist, poet, literary translator and magazine editor 1954

Poems, Shadow of Time (2005)

Rahul Gandhi fénykép
Phil Zimmermann fénykép

„At no time in the past century has public distrust of the government been so broadly distributed across the political spectrum, as it is today.“

—  Phil Zimmermann creator of Pretty Good Privacy 1954

Why I Wrote PGP http://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html, Part of the original 1991 PGP User's Guide (updated in 1999)

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