„One of my jests is to say that we work empirically — we use bull's eye empiricism. We try everything, but we try the right thing first!“

As quoted in The Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 3 (1992), p. 537
Kontextus: There's a tremendous popular fallacy which holds that significant research can be carried out by trying things. Actually it is easy to show that in general no significant problem can be solved empirically, except for accidents so rare as to be statistically unimportant. One of my jests is to say that we work empirically — we use bull's eye empiricism. We try everything, but we try the right thing first!

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—  Dave Grohl American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter 1969

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—  Francis Y. Kalabat American bishop 1970

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—  Benjamin N. Cardozo United States federal judge 1870 - 1938

Pages 12-13
Other writings, The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921)
Kontextus: There is in each of us a stream of tendency, whether you choose to call it philosophy or not, which gives coherence and direction to thought and action. Judges cannot escape that current any more than other mortals. All their lives, forces which they do not recognize and cannot name, have been tugging at them — inherited instincts, traditional beliefs, acquired convictions; and the resultant is an outlook on life, a conception of social needs. … In this mental background every problem finds it setting. We may try to see things as objectively as we please. None the less, we can never see them with any eyes except our own.

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„If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it, it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.“

—  Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner British statesman and colonial administrator 1854 - 1925

Forrás: Milner, in a speech given in Glasgow on November 26, 1909, on Lloyd George's "People's Budget", presented to Parliament, Lord Alfred Milner, cited in The Nation and The Empire, Constable, 1913, pgs. 400-401

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—  Coluche French comedian and actor 1944 - 1986

Le communisme, c'est une des seules maladies graves qu'on n'a pas expérimenté d'abord sur des animaux.
[Coluche, PC-CGT, Coluche : l'intégrale, 6, Sony Music, 1996]

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"Are chess players intelligent?" Quality Chess Blog (6 October 2010) http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/?p=630

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„Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it.“

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Forrás: Aesthetics and Hermeneutics (1964), p. 102 http://books.google.com/books?id=7RP-TggufEEC&pg=PA102

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—  Helmut Kohl former chancellor of West Germany (1982-1990) and then the united Germany (1990-1998) 1930 - 2017

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Awake! magazine, 12 - 22 - 1991; in its article The Dream of European Unity.

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—  Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914

As a response to Prime Minister Gladstone's criticism of Chamberlain's "Radical Programme," from a Speech at Warrington, cited in "Great Issues in Western Civilization, Volume II" (Donald Kagan, 1992), pg. 419.
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