"The next object which I have observed is the essence or substance of the Milky Way. By the aid of a telescope anyone may behold this in a manner which so distinctly appeals to the senses that all the disputes which have tormented philosophers through so many ages are exploded at once by the irrefragable evidence of our eyes, and we are freed from wordy disputes upon this subject, for the Galaxy is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters."
- Galileo Galilei, In the pamphlet, The Sidereal Messenger (1610), reprinted in The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei: And a Part of the Preface to the Preface to Kepler's Dioptrics Containing the Original Account of Galileo's Astronomical Discoveries (1880), 42.
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- Galileo_quotes Galileo_quotes/Milky_Way.
"If it were possible for us to have so deep an insight into a man's character as shown both in inner and in outer actions, that every, even the least, incentive to these actions and all external occasions which affect them were so known to us that his future conduct could be predicted with as great a certainty as the occurrence of a solar or lunar eclipse, we could nevertheless still assert that the man is free."
- Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason (1788). In L. W. Beck (ed. & trans.), Critique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy (1949), 204-5.
- Insight_quotes Character_quotes Action_quotes Incentive_quotes Prediction_quotes Future_quotes Certainty_quotes Eclipse_quotes Humanity_quotes Freedom_quotes Sun_quotes Moon_quotes
- Immanuel_Kant_quotes Immanuel_Kant_quotes/Character.
Pinpricks and Clubs
"It is a bad thing to perform menial duties even for the sake of freedom; to fight with pinpricks, instead of with clubs. I have become tired of hypocrisy, stupidity, gross arbitrariness, and of our bowing and scraping, dodging, and hair-splitting over words. Consequently, the government has given me back my freedom."
- Letter from Marx to Arnold Ruge (25 January 1843), after the Prussian government dissolved the newspaper Neue Rheinische Zeitung, of which Marx was the editor.
- Menial_quotes Freedom_quotes Fighting_quotes Violence_quotes Hypocrisy_quotes Stupidity_quotes Arbitrariness_quotes Government_quotes Language_quotes Words_quotes Subjugation_quotes
- Karl_Marx_quotes Karl_Marx_quotes/Pinpricks_and_Clubs.
"It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism."
- Mencken, H.L. (1908/1913) 'The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche'.
- Morality_quotes Burn_quotes Book_quotes Ancient_quotes Sage_quotes Halt_quotes Freedom_quotes Inquiry_quotes Gold_quotes Age_quotes Credibility_quotes Imbecile_quotes Faith_quotes Code_quotes Fixed_quotes Theology_quotes Rob_quotes Humanity_quotes Year_quotes Alchemy_quotes Witchcraft_quotes Sacerdotalism_quotes
- Henry_Louis_Mencken_quotes Henry_Louis_Mencken_quotes/Morality.
Meaning of Life
"Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something moulded. These prison walls that this age of trade has built up round us, we can break down. We can still run free, call to our comrades, and marvel to hear once more, in response to our call, the pathetic chant of the human voice."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, from page 48 of the book entitled "Wind, Sand and Stars". Translated from French by Lewis Galantiere. Published in 1939 by Reynal and Hitchcock. Retrieved 2018-04-22 from https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.264850 .
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- Antoine_de_Saint-Exupéry_quotes Antoine_de_Saint-Exupéry_quotes/Meaning of Life.
Breed of American Worker
"There is a breed of American worker who cherishes the autonomy and sense of self-control afforded by his or her skills and protected by the union contract. When these workers contemplate the prospect of the socially integrated high-technology workplace, they feel despair. They anticipate a loss of their unique identities, of freedom and autonomy, and of well-defined rights and responsibilities. They fear that without the traditional sources of protection provided by their job descriptions and their contract, they will become prey to every capricious whim of their superiors. They understand that the managers' world requires the body as a political instrument for self-presentation and influence, but they know that these are talents they have not developed and toward which they feel more than a little distaste."
- Zuboff, S. (1988). In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future Of Work And Power. New York, NY: Basic Books, p. 404. ISBN:0465032125.
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- Shoshana_Zuboff_quotes Shoshana_Zuboff_quotes/Breed_of_American_Worker.