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and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it." Jared Diamond: "[His] insights into politics and war are universal and still relevant; his moral and psychological reflections on war and history are profound." Jared Diamond: "His book is considered to have laid the foundations of the discipline of history." Jimmy Wales Founder of Wikipedia Wales: "My style is somehow reflected in the Wikipedia style.A friend says it's a really good quality and also very infuriating that I'm so neutral all the time." [When told he has been called a new and more open type of leader, the opposite of the command and control of Jack Welch:] Wales: "I think there is something to that, in fact to the point where I am not always comfortable being called a leader." [On testing ESTP on a Jungian type test:] Wales: "The description ...This is not because of the positive results of his investigations, which were few, but because of the questions ...and problems that he [raised], problems that have still not been answered." Journal of First Principles: "Descartes ...I am always making them." Darwin: "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." Immanuel Kant Philosopher Kant: "If I am to constrain you by any law, it must be one by which I am also bound." Kant: "[A ruler is merely] the trustee of the rights of other men and he must always stand in dread of having in some way violated these rights." [His student:] "He encouraged and greatly compelled his hearers to think for themselves; despotism was foreign to his disposition." Jung identifies Kant as I-TP. " Karl Popper: "I have learned more from Hayek than from any other living thinker, except perhaps Alfred Tarski - but not even excepting Russell." Milton Friedman Economist, father of David Friedman Friedman: "To really understand something you've got to reduce it to its principles." Friedman: "In every discipline, progress comes from people who make hypotheses, most of which turn out to be wrong, but all of which ultimately point to the right answer." [Asked if he was a libertarian:] Friedman: "I'm much more interested in having people thinking about the ideas, rather than the person." Friedman: "The proper role of government is exactly what John Stuart Mill said. The proper role of government is to prevent other people from harming an individual [and not much else]." David Friedman: "[With my father] it was simply taken for granted that what mattered was how good your arguments were, not who was making them." Thomas Aquinas Philosopher and theologian Aquinas: "Reason in man is rather like God in the world." Anthony Kenny: "[To Aquinas] the senses are what we have in common with dumb animals. the human soul." Ayn Rand: "Aquinas brought an Aristotelian view of reason back into European culture, and lighted the way toward the Renaissance." C. Wood: "Descartes recommended that we distrust the senses and rely on the ... Ross: "Descartes is justly regarded as the Father of Modern Philosophy. Kant More quotes on Kant Hannah Arendt Philosopher and author of 'The Human Condition', dated Martin Heidegger Arendt: "Thinking ... we stop everything else." Arendt: "If the ability to tell right from wrong should have anything to do with the ability to think, then we must be able to 'demand' its exercise in every sane person no matter how erudite or ignorant." Arendt: "Nietzsche ...
This expresses my idea of democracy." Lincoln: "I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views." [When a critic called him a two-faced liar:] Lincoln: "If I had another face, do you think I would wear this one? undoes every morning what it had finished the night before." Marie Curie Nobel prize in both physics and chemistry Curie: "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." Curie: "I am among those who think that science has great beauty." Curie: "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." Einstein: "Marie Curie is, of all [famous people], the only one whom fame has not corrupted." Richard Dawkins Biologist, author of 'The Selfish Gene' and 'The God Delusion' Dawkins: "What worries me about religion is that it teaches people to be satisfied with not understanding." Dawkins: "My passion is for scientific truth. the seed-plot of all other virtues." Locke: "Logic is the anatomy of thought." Locke: "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." Locke: "Religion, which ... Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." Garry Wills: "As a framer and defender of the Constitution [Madison] had no peer." Richard Brookhiser: "Madison lived in his head and public speaking did not come naturally to him." Joseph J. [Principles] introduce order into this chaos of jarring and discordant appearances." Smith: "[To discover principles is] to allay the tumult of the imagination, and to restore it ... tranquility and composure." Smith: "I am a slow, a very slow workman.
President (R) Lincoln: "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. interrupts all doing, all ordinary activities no matter what they happen to be. has caused [philosophers] so much confusion." Arendt: "The business of thinking ... I care about what's true." Dawkins: "I don't want to sound callous ... that doesn't mean that what anybody else has to offer [is] true." [On the school he is considering starting:]Dawkins: "I am almost pathologically afraid of indoctrinating children. It would be a 'Think for Yourself Academy.'" John Locke Philosopher Locke: "To love truth for truth's sake is ...
" Lincoln: "[Jefferson's truth was] an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times. All honor to Jefferson." [Lincoln's law partner:] "He cared little for simple facts. [He cared about] the underlying principle of truth and justice." Albert Einstein Physicist Einstein: "To punish me for my contempt for authority, Fate made me an authority myself." Einstein: "It is my inner conviction that the development of science seeks in the main to satisfy the longing for pure knowledge." Robert Oppenheimer: "There was always with him a wonderful purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn." Stephen Hawking: "When a book was published entitled '100 Authors Against Einstein,' he retorted, 'If I were wrong, then one would have been enough! ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures ... Ellis: "[His contemporaries liked to say that] if God was in the details [of a law] Madison was usually there to greet Him." Richard Brookhiser: "Madison loathed Hamilton and loved Jefferson above all." Adam Smith Economist Smith: "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." Smith: "[I endeavor to find] the connecting principles of nature ... [I] do and undo everything I write at least half a dozen of times before I can be tolerably pleased with it." Milton Friedman: "There is not a line in 'The Wealth of Nations' that is not still applicable to this day." Friedrich A.
'" Charles Darwin Biologist Darwin: "A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections - a mere heart of stone." Darwin: "From my early youth I have had the strongest desire to understand or explain whatever I observed. To group all facts under some general laws." Darwin: "I love fools' experiments. is that where men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts." James Madison U. President and author of the Constitution Madison: "Truth [comes only] from those ... Hayek Economist and philosopher, author of 'The Road to Serfdom', student of Mises, cousin of Wittgenstein Hayek: "It may indeed prove to be far the most difficult and not the least important task for human reason rationally to comprehend its own limitations." Milton Friedman: "My interest in political philosophy was rather casual until I met Hayek." Ronald Reagan: "Hayek is amongst the top 2-3 of the all the people who ever influenced me." [Banging a copy of Hayek's 'The Constitution of Liberty' on the table at a policy meeting in the Conservative Party:] Margaret Thatcher: "This is what we believe! and [its] intellectual contemplation." Anthony Kenny: "[To Aquinas] the intellect [stands] at the summit of ... Thomas is really a great man quite apart from his saintliness." Rene Descartes Philosopher Descartes: "Cogito ergo sum." ("I think, therefore I am.") Descartes: "Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems." Allen W.
taught that the cause of error lies in the will, not the intellect." Parmenides Greek philosopher, mentor of Zeno and Empedocles Parmenides: "Let reason alone decide." Daniel W.