Quotes about the world

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„There are only two perfectly useless things in this world. One is an appendix and the other is Poincaré.“

—  Georges Clemenceau French politician 1841 - 1929

Referring to his rival Raymond Poincaré, as quoted in Paris 1919 : Six Months That Changed the World (2003) by Margaret MacMillan, p. 33

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„It is not worth my while to manufacture in three countries only; but I can find it very worthwhile to make it for the whole world.“

—  James Watt British engineer 1736 - 1819

Attributed to James Watt in: Joel Mokyr, The lever of riches: Technological creativity and economic progress. Oxford University Press, 1992. p, 245

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„You can't come up against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and not accept the risk. If they want to get you, over time they will.“

—  Edward Snowden American whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor 1983

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why, The Guardian, 10 June 2013.

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„We need to create a world that is equitable, that is stable and a world where we bear in mind the needs of others, and not only what we need immediately. We are all in the same boat.“

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

" The World I'm Working To Create", Skoll World Forum (12 August 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ILV4IL-PA

Citát „Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.“
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„Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: But if I’m not the same, the next question is, ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!
Source: Alice in Wonderland

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