„We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!“

The Secret of the Machines, Stanza 7.
Other works
Kontextus: But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!

Rudyard Kipling fénykép
Rudyard Kipling1
1865 - 1936

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John Lancaster Spalding fénykép
Ann Leckie fénykép

„We have a saying where I come from: Power requires neither permission nor forgiveness.“

—  Ann Leckie, könyv Ancillary Justice

Forrás: Ancillary Justice (2013), Chapter 19 (p. 299)

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Samuel Butler fénykép
Juvenal fénykép
Thomas Szasz fénykép

„The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.“

—  Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012

"Personal Conduct" http://books.google.com/books?id=IYOcAQAAQBAJ&q=%22The+stupid+neither+forgive+nor+forget+the+na%C3%AFve+forgive+and+forget+the+wise+forgive+but+do+not+forget%22&pg=PA177#v=onepage, p. 51. http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15151528W/The_Second_Sin
The Second Sin (1973)

Paulo Coelho fénykép
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fénykép

„Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius. - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, entry in Mozart's souvenir album (1787-04-11) from Mozart: A Life by Maynard Solomon [Harper-Collins, 1966, ISBN 0-060-92692-9], p. 312.
Misattributed

„I have believed in love and work, and their linkage. I have believed that we are neither angels nor devils, but humans, with clusters of potentials in both directions. I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.“

—  Max Lerner American journalist and educator 1902 - 1992

Lerner's summary of his life for "Who's Who in America," quoted in Max Lerner, Writer, 89, Is Dead; Humanist on Political Barricades By Richard Severo, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/06/arts/max-lerner-writer-89-is-dead-humanist-on-political-barricades.html (6 June 1992)

Samuel Rutherford fénykép

„Every day we may see some new thing in Christ. His love hath neither brim nor bottom.“

—  Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661

Forrás: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 95.

Ayn Rand fénykép
James Baldwin fénykép
George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne fénykép
George Eliot fénykép

„These fellow-mortals, every one, must be accepted as they are: you can neither straighten their noses, nor brighten their wit, nor rectify their dispositions; and it is these people — amongst whom your life is passed — that it is needful you should tolerate, pity, and love: it is these more or less ugly, stupid, inconsistent people whose movements of goodness you should be able to admire — for whom you should cherish all possible hopes, all possible patience.“

—  George Eliot, könyv Adam Bede

Adam Bede (1859)
Kontextus: These fellow-mortals, every one, must be accepted as they are: you can neither straighten their noses, nor brighten their wit, nor rectify their dispositions; and it is these people — amongst whom your life is passed — that it is needful you should tolerate, pity, and love: it is these more or less ugly, stupid, inconsistent people whose movements of goodness you should be able to admire — for whom you should cherish all possible hopes, all possible patience. And I would not, even if I had the choice, be the clever novelist who could create a world so much better than this, in which we get up in the morning to do our daily work, that you would be likely to turn a harder, colder eye on the dusty streets and the common green fields — on the real breathing men and women, who can be chilled by your indifference or injured by your prejudice; who can be cheered and helped onward by your fellow-feeling, your forbearance, your outspoken, brave justice.
So I am content to tell my simple story, without trying to make things seem better than they were; dreading nothing, indeed, but falsity, which, in spite of one's best efforts, there is reason to dread. Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. The pencil is conscious of a delightful facility in drawing a griffin — the longer the claws, and the larger the wings, the better; but that marvellous facility which we mistook for genius is apt to forsake us when we want to draw a real unexaggerated lion. Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings — much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.

Eliezer Yudkowsky fénykép

„The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.“

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

Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk http://singinst.org/upload/artificial-intelligence-risk.pdf (August 2006)

Platón fénykép

„Neither family, nor privilege, nor wealth, nor anything but Love can light that beacon which a man must steer by when he sets out to live the better life.“

—  Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 i.e.

178c, M. Joyce, trans, Collected Dialogues of Plato (1961), p. 533
The Symposium

Joyce Kilmer fénykép

„There lie many fighting men.
Dead in their youthful prime
Never to laugh nor love again
Nor taste the Summertime.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

"Rouge Bouquet" (1918)
Kontextus: In a wood they call the Rouge Bouquet,
There is a new-made grave today,
Built by never a spade nor pick,
Yet covered with earth ten meteres thick.
There lie many fighting men.
Dead in their youthful prime
Never to laugh nor love again
Nor taste the Summertime.

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