„We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.“

Változat: We are enriched not by what we possess, but by what we can do without.

Utolsó frissítés 2021. január 4.. Történelem
Immanuel Kant fénykép
Immanuel Kant17
német idealista filozófus 1724 - 1804

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Marcus Tullius Cicero fénykép
Mariano Rajoy fénykép

„We do what we can do means what exactly means, that we do what we can do.“

—  Mariano Rajoy Spanish politician 1955

26 June, 2017
As President, 2017
Forrás: Vozópuli http://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/Rajoy-Conteste-senor-Barcenas-telefono_2_1048115186.html

Frank Herbert fénykép
John Lancaster Spalding fénykép
Robert Frost fénykép

„We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short term and underestimate what we can do in the long term.“

—  Tim Hurson Creativity theorist, author and speaker 1946

Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking

William Cowper fénykép
Peter Weiss fénykép
John Lancaster Spalding fénykép

„What we acquire with joy, we possess with indifference.“

—  John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916

Forrás: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 202

„As we are human, we can't do what we can't do; as we're neurotic, we can't do what we can.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Neurotics and neurosis

Edward O. Wilson fénykép
Richard Stallman fénykép

„Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. Injustice is happening now; suffering is happening now. We have choices to make now.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

2000s
Kontextus: Religious people often say that religion offers absolute certainty about right and wrong; "god tells them" what it is. Even supposing that the aforementioned gods exist, and that the believers really know what the gods think, that still does not provide certainty, because any being no matter how powerful can still be wrong. Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. Injustice is happening now; suffering is happening now. We have choices to make now. To insist on absolute certainty before starting to apply ethics to life decisions is a way of choosing to be amoral.

Natalie Clifford Barney fénykép

„If we are bothered by possessions we cannot really live either from without or from within; we are the possession of our possessions.“

—  Natalie Clifford Barney writer and salonist 1876 - 1972

In "My Country 'tis of Thee", ADAM International Review, No. 299 (1962)
Kontextus: I am beginning to have a healthy dread of possessions, be it of a country, a house, a being or even an idea. If we are bothered by possessions we cannot really live either from without or from within; we are the possession of our possessions. All wars and most loves come from the possessive instinct. Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men: that you may belong to everything and everything be yours inclusive of yourself.
Could we, and we can, have the vital necessities for all, we should do away with this cry of class and begin to differentiate between individuals.
Individual superiority can alone feed the soul and give back through some materialisation of itself this individualised wealth of being.

Citát „We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can.“
Ralph Waldo Emerson fénykép
John Berger fénykép
Bruce Mau fénykép

„Now that we can do anything, what will we do?“

—  Bruce Mau Canadian graphic designer 1959

Massive Change (2004)

Kofi Annan fénykép

„We can love what we are, without hating what — and who — we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings.“

—  Kofi Annan 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations 1938 - 2018

Nobel lecture (2001)
Kontextus: In every great faith and tradition one can find the values of tolerance and mutual understanding. The Qur’a, for example, tells us that "We created you from a single pair of male and female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other." Confucius urged his followers: "when the good way prevails in the state, speak boldly and act boldly. When the state has lost the way, act boldly and speak softly." In the Jewish tradition, the injunction to "love thy neighbour as thyself," is considered to be the very essence of the Torah.
This thought is reflected in the Christian Gospel, which also teaches us to love our enemies and pray for those who wish to persecute us. Hindus are taught that "truth is one, the sages give it various names." And in the Buddhist tradition, individuals are urged to act with compassion in every facet of life.
Each of us has the right to take pride in our particular faith or heritage. But the notion that what is ours is necessarily in conflict with what is theirs is both false and dangerous. It has resulted in endless enmity and conflict, leading men to commit the greatest of crimes in the name of a higher power.
It need not be so. People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what — and who — we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings.

Cat Power fénykép

„We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We can all be free“

—  Cat Power American singer-songwriter and actress 1972

"Maybe Not"
You Are Free (2003)
Kontextus: We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We can all be free
Maybe not in words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind.

Manav Gupta fénykép

„Let us stop a while, while doing what we are doing, and begin to change what we can change…“

—  Manav Gupta Indian artist 1967

"Beyond Politics, Beyond Copenhagen, For Our Children" : Treatise, Travelling trilogy, Lectures and Films on Sustainable development by Manav Gupta (2009 -2010), as quoted in Hindustan Times (25 December 2009)
2000s

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