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„Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, "We've always done it this way." I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.“

—  Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992

Unsourced variant: The most dangerous phrase in the language is, "We've always done it this way."
The Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hopper (1987)

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„Marxist philosophy holds that the law of the unity of opposites is the fundamental law of the universe. This law operates universally, whether in the natural world, in human society, or in man's thinking. Between the opposites in a contradiction there is at once unity and struggle, and it is this that impels things to move and change. Contradictions exist everywhere, but they differ in accordance with the different nature of different things. In any given phenomenon or thing, the unity of opposites is conditional, temporary and transitory, and hence relative, whereas the struggle of opposites is absolute.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People
Original: (zh-CN) 马克思主义的哲学认为,对立统一规律是宇宙的根本规律。这个规律,不论在自然界、人类社会和人们的思想中,都是普遍存在的。矛盾着的对立面又统一,又斗争,由此推动事物的运动和变化。矛盾是普遍存在的,不过按事物的性质不同,矛盾的性质也就不同。对于任何一个具体的事物说来,对立的统一是有条件的、暂时的、过渡的,因而是相对的,对立的斗争则是绝对的。

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„I have always condemned terrorism, because according to the glorious Koran, if you kill one innocent person, then you have killed the whole of humanity.“

—  Zakir Naik Islamic televangelist 1965

Pointing, that he supports no terrorism. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1927280,00.html

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„If exposure of body is modernism, then animals are more modern than humans.“

—  Zakir Naik Islamic televangelist 1965

Zakir Naik https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7133146.Zakir_Naik

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„[Science] was a human heritage] belonging neither to the East or the West.“

—  Jagadish Chandra Bose Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and archaeologist 1858 - 1937

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Science and National Consciousness in Bengal: 1870-1930

„There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.“

—  Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985)
Context: Henry David Thoreau told us: "All our inventions are but improved means to an unimproved end." …Goethe told us: "One should, each day, try to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it is possible, speak a few reasonable words." …Socrates told us: "The unexamined life is not worth living." …the prophet Micah told us: "What does the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God?" And I can tell you... what Confucius, Isaiah, Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Spinoza and Shakespeare told us... There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.

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„God’s purpose of creating human beings is so that we can live loving God as our bridegroom, our lover.“

—  Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945

Extracted from the Official English Website on Jung Myung Seok http://jungmyungseok.net/

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„Learn every day. Human beings must learn and know. It is only by learning and knowing, that they can raise their ‘level’. People are affected by what their eyes see, what their ears hear and by how they learn.“

—  Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945

Extracted from Proverbs Blog https://providencepath.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/jung-myung-seok-learn-every-day/

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