— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
„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!
— Dave Grohl American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter 1969
"Give the Drummer Some," http://www.fooarchive.com/gpb/tenjokes.htm www.fooarchive.com (1995)
„I suppose, in the end, we journalists try - or should try - to be the first impartial witnesses of history. If we have any reason for our existence, the least must be our ability to report history as it happens so that no one can say: 'we didn't know - no one told us.“
— Robert Fisk English writer and journalist 1946
Preface (page XXIII)
The Great War for Civilization (2005)
„We are trying to maintain who we are. We want to praise Jesus using the language and the customs with which we first encountered Him.“
— Francis Y. Kalabat American bishop 1970
Chaldean bishop urges solidarity with suffering Christians of Middle East https://cathstan.org/news/local/chaldean-bishop-urges-solidarity-with-suffering-christians-of-middle-east (November 28, 2016)
„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.“
— Benjamin N. Cardozo United States federal judge 1870 - 1938
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.
„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
— 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]
„We always say, one day we will laugh at this. I always try to make sure that this one day is today…“
— Jacob Aagaard Danish-born Scottish chess grandmaster 1973
"Are chess players intelligent?" Quality Chess Blog (6 October 2010) http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/?p=630
„Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it.“
— Hans-Georg Gadamer German philosopher 1900 - 2002
Forrás: Aesthetics and Hermeneutics (1964), p. 102 http://books.google.com/books?id=7RP-TggufEEC&pg=PA102
„Sometimes it is only a True Friend who knows what we mean when we try to speak.
Somebody who has spent a lot of time with us, and listens carefully to what we are trying to say, and tries to understand.“
— Cressida Cowell, könyv How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse
Forrás: How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse
— Helmut Kohl former chancellor of West Germany (1982-1990) and then the united Germany (1990-1998) 1930 - 2017
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. The idea of German reunification, often discussed but considered unrealistic, once again became a subject of heated debate. Reunification now appeared inevitable, but scarcely anyone ventured to prophesy how soon it would come. German chancellor Helmut Kohl remarked those words when was accused of pushing unification plans too fast.
Awake! magazine, 12 - 22 - 1991; in its article The Dream of European Unity.
„People, I just want to say, you know, can we all JUST get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids? … It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get our justice … Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we’re all stuck here for a while. Let’s try to work it out. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to work it out.“
— Rodney King American taxi driver and police brutality victim 1965 - 2012
King appealing for calm during the Los Angeles riots (May 1, 1992)
— 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.
„The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.“
— Thornton Wilder American playwright and novelist 1897 - 1975
Writers at Work interview (1958)
„He has called on the best that was in us. There was no such thing as half-trying. Whether it was running a race or catching a football, competing in school—we were to try. And we were to try harder than anyone else. We might not be the best, and none of us were, but we were to make the effort to be the best. "After you have done the best you can", he used to say, "the hell with it."“
— Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968
Tribute to his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, read at Joseph Kennedy's funeral by Senator Ted Kennedy, November 20, 1969. Reported in Congressional Record (25 November 1969), vol. 115, p. 35877