„For there are two distinct sorts of ideas: Those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.“

Variant: ... for there are two distinct sorts of ideas, those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.
Source: The Count of Monte Cristo

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„The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts:
Those with brains, but no religion,
And those with religion, but no brains.“

—  Al-Maʿarri Medieval Arab philosopher 973 - 1057

As quoted in The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (1984) by Amin Maalouf, p. 37
Variant translations:
The world holds two classes of men; intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
A Short History of Freethought Ancient and Modern (1906) by John Mackinnon Robertson, Vol. I, Ch. VIII: Freethought under Islam, p. 269
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
This form of the statement has been most commonly misatributted — to Avicenna, in A Rationalist Encyclopaedia: A Book of Reference on Religion, Philosophy, Ethics, and Science (1950) by Joseph McCabe, p. 43, and later to Averroes, in The Atheist World‎ (1991) by Madalyn Murray O'Hair, p. 46.
Original: اِثْنَانِ أَهْلُ الْأَرْضِ ذُو عَقْلٍ بِلَا دِينٍ وَآخَرُ دَيِّنٌ لَا عَقْلَ لَهُ

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„There are two distinct classes of men in the nation, those who pay taxes, and those who receive and live upon the taxes.“

—  Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809

1790s, Letter to the Addressers (1792)

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„Systems science is a science whose domain of inquiry consists of those properties of systems and associated problems that emanate from the general notion of systemhood.“

—  George Klir American computer scientist 1932 - 2016

George Klir (2001) Facets of Systems Science. Kluwer: New York. p. 5; As cited by: Hieronymi, A. (2013), Understanding Systems Science: A Visual and Integrative Approach. Syst. Res. doi: 10.1002/sres.2215.

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„It is in the body politic, as in the natural, those disorders are most dangerous that flow from the head.“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 22, 7.
Letters, Book IV
Original: (la) Utque in corporibus sic in imperio gravissimus est morbus, qui a capite diffunditur.

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„Mankind is composed of two sorts of men — those who love and create, and those who hate and destroy.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

"Letter to a Cuban Farmer" (1893)

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„fear or freedom
choose freedom
choose freedom
--
being free
is not an idea
it is a feeling
it emanates from within“

—  Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957

From a collection of hundreds of quotes set to music and available online at Maharaji's personal website http://www.maharaji.net/ (2001)
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„Blessings come from a generous heart. Those who give are the most blessed.“

—  Jun Hong Lu Australian Buddhist leader 1959

Sydney, (9 June 2011)[citation needed].

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„To have won a place in his heart among all those he has mentored and created, itself is a distinction.“

—  Kamal Haasan Indian actor 1954

About his relationship with Balachander, in “His Master's voice 1 September 2010”

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„The Strasbourg court has been particularly respectful of decisions emanating from courts in the UK since the coming into effect of the Human Rights Act, and this because of the very high quality of those judgments.“

—  Nicolas Bratza British judge 1945

"Britain should be defending European justice, not attacking it", The Independent, Tuesday 24 January 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/nicolas-bratza-britain-should-be-defending-european-justice-not-attacking-it-6293689.html

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„First with the head, then with the heart, you'll be ahead from the start.“

—  Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

Variant: First with the head, then with the heart.
Source: The Power of One

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„Others may write from the head, but he writes from the heart, and the heart will always understand him.“

—  Washington Irving writer, historian and diplomat from the United States 1783 - 1859

Source: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

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„Such ideas as those of matter, force, element, number, space, time, etc., came to us from the ancient Greeks.“

—  J. R. Partington British chemist 1886 - 1965

A Short History of Chemistry (1937)
Context: A great number of our common ideas and ways of looking at the world were really shaped for us by the Greeks of antiquity, and... incorporated into the scientific knowledge of today. Such ideas as those of matter, force, element, number, space, time, etc., came to us from the ancient Greeks.

„In point of fact there are two kinds sorts of mysticism, differing from one another as the ranting of drunkards from the language of illumined spirits.“

—  Constantin Brunner German philosopher 1862 - 1937

Our Christ : The Revolt of the Mystical Genius (1921)
Context: In point of fact there are two kinds sorts of mysticism, differing from one another as the ranting of drunkards from the language of illumined spirits. There is the muddled, stammering mysticism, and there is the mysticism luminous with truly ultimate ideas. On the one hand there are the empty dimness and darkness, the barren, chilling sentimentalism and mental debauchery, the foolishly grimacing but rigid phantasms of the Cabbala, of occultism, mysteriosophy and theosophy. We cannot draw too sharp a dividing line between these and the brightness, the simple sincerity, and healthy, rejuvenating strength of genuine mysticism, which takes the most precious gems from philosophy's treasure chest and displays them in the beauty of its own setting. Mysticism is in complete accord with the result, with the sum of philosophy. In fact, mysticism is precisely the sum and the soul of philosophy, in the form of that rapturous, passionate outpouring of love.... We are concerned with an understanding of this serious mysticism, and its meaning could be stated in three words... godlessness... freedom from the world... blessedness of soul.

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