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„Nothing was spun to me... What really upset me more than anything else was that there were people in the intelligence community that had doubts about some of this sourcing, but those doubts never surfaced up to us.“

—  Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937
2000s, Powell told David Frost in a BBC television interview Quoted in Breaking Ranks Larry Wilkerson Attacked the Iraq War. In the Process, He Lost the Friendship of Colin Powell. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2006/01/19/breaking-ranks-span-classbankheadlarry-wilkerson-attacked-the-iraq-war-in-the-process-he-lost-the-friendship-of-colin-powellspan/d1f359c6-93a0-41c1-beee-2284d6284d47/ Washington Post, by Richard Lei (19 January 2006)

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„I wonder what will happen if we put half a million troops on the ground, and scour Iraq from one corner to the other, and find no weapons of mass destruction?“

—  Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937
2000s, Quoted by Lawrence Wilkerson in Breaking Ranks Larry Wilkerson Attacked the Iraq War. In the Process, He Lost the Friendship of Colin Powell. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2006/01/19/breaking-ranks-span-classbankheadlarry-wilkerson-attacked-the-iraq-war-in-the-process-he-lost-the-friendship-of-colin-powellspan/d1f359c6-93a0-41c1-beee-2284d6284d47/ Washington Post, by Richard Lei (19 January 2006)

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„Syntax highlighting is juvenile. When I was a child, I was taught arithmetic using [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisenaire_rods colored rods]. I grew up and today I use monochromatic numerals.“

—  Rob Pike software engineer 1956
Rob Pike (2012) in golang-nuts https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/golang-nuts/hJHCAaiL0so/kG3BHV6QFfIJ group at groups.google.com, Oct 28 2012

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„A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.“

—  Paul Romer American economist 1955
Discussing rapidly-increasing education levels and competition from countries outside of the United States in a 2004 venture capital meeting in California, as quoted in "A Terrible Thing to Waste." https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/magazine/02FOB-onlanguage-t.html The New York Times Magazine. July 31, 2009. About the quote: Even though Romer made this statement approximately four years before the 2008 Financial Crisis and the subsequent Great Recession, policy makers repeated the idea frequently during the Crisis and the Recession as a reminder that necessary economic and financial reforms which were previously politically impossible were now quite feasible. (See, for example, "A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste," https://ssir.org/articles/entry/a_crisis_is_a_terrible_thing_to_waste Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 21, 2010).

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„No one ever made a decision because of a number. They need a story.“

—  Daniel Kahneman Israeli-American psychologist 1934
Michael Lewis. "The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World". Penguin, 2016 (ISBN 9780141983035).

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„The brain is the last and grandest biological frontier, the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe. It contains hundreds of billions of cells interlinked through trillions of connections. The brain boggles the mind.“

—  James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
1990s, Foreword for Discovering the Brain (1992) by Sandra Ackerman, p. iii; often paraphrased: "The brain is the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe."

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„The way to make peace is not through governments. It is through people.“

—  Shimon Peres Israeli politician, 8th prime minister and 9th president of Israel 1923 - 2016
https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-01-18/debates/89C645E3-674E-488C-8223-D4C20634C1ED/PromotionOfIsraeli-PalestinianPeace(UnitedKingdomParticipation)?highlight=joan%20ryan%20israel#contribution-5AAC9F18-D1E8-49F2-9352-430D75AFDFDA

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