„It is an altogether wrong idea that the modern product of civilization is less susceptible to love.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, könyv Without Dogma

10 November
Without Dogma (1891)
Kontextus: It is an altogether wrong idea that the modern product of civilization is less susceptible to love. I sometimes think it is the other way.

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„[asked what he thought of modern civilization] That would be a good idea.“

—  Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

variant: "I think it would be a good idea" when asked what he thought of Western civilization.
On p. 75 of Ralph Keyes' book The Quote Verifier (2006), Keyes writes: 'During his first visit to England, when asked what he though of modern civilization, Gandhi is said to have told news reporters, "That would be a good idea." The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations cites E. F. Schumacher's Good Work as its source for this Gandhiism, as does Nigel Rees in the Cassell Companion to Quotations. In that 1979 book, Schumacher said he saw Gandhi make this remark in a filmed record of his quizzing by reporters as he disembarked in Southampton while visiting England in 1930. Gandhi did not visit England in 1930. He did attend a roundtable conference on India's future in London the following year. Standard biographies of Gandhi do not report his making any such quip as he disembarked. Most often it has been revised to be Gandhi's assessment of "Western" civilization: "I think it would be a good idea." A retort such as this seems a little flip for Gandhi, and must be regarded as questionable. A comprehensive collection of his observations includes no such remark among twelve entries for "Civilization."'
The quote was attributed to Gandhi in various sources prior to Schumacher's 1979 book mentioned by Keyes above, though none have been found that mention where and when he gave this answer. The earliest located on google books being Reader's Digest, Volume 91 from 1967, p. 52, where it is attributed to a CBS News Special called "The Italians", described here http://www.larchmontgazette.com/news/bernard-birnbaum-cbs-award-winning-producer-dead-at-89/ as "a 1966 look at the nation and its people based on the book by Luigi Barzini", produced by Bernard Birnbaum and one of the 1966/1967 Emmy award winners http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0151531.html. A discussion of the quote on "The Quote Investigator" website here http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/04/23/good-idea/ mentions that on "The Italians" the quote was attributed to Gandhi.

Paul Farmer fénykép

„The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.“

—  Paul Farmer American anthropologist 1959


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„Good wrong ideas are extremely scarce… and good wrong ideas that even remotely rival the majesty of string theory have never been seen.“

—  Edward Witten American theoretical physicist 1951

as quoted by John Horgan, The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age (1996)

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William Blake fénykép

„Eternity is in love with the productions of time.“

—  William Blake, könyv The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Változat: Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
Forrás: 1790s, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793), Proverbs of Hell, Line 10

Jacques Ellul fénykép

„The aim of modern propaganda is no longer to modify ideas, but to provoke action.“

—  Jacques Ellul, könyv Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Vintage, p. 25
Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes (1965)

„The idea of a rational bureaucracy, of skill, merit, and consistency, is essential to all modern states.“

—  Bernard Crick British political theorist and democratic socialist 1929 - 2008

Forrás: In Defence Of Politics (Second Edition) – 1981, Chapter 7, In Praise Of Politics, p. 143.

Lady Gaga fénykép

„It's always wrong to hate, but it's never wrong to love.“

—  Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986

FUSE Lady Gaga: On The Record (Part 3) HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi7s1Ib7TGk

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