"“A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometime against us at home, we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake. (Thomas Jefferson)"
"Ein wenig Geduld, und wir werden sehen, wie die Herrschaft der Hexen vorübergeht, ihre Zaubersprüche sich auflösen und die Menschen, die ihren wahren Anblick wiedererlangen, ihre Regierung zu ihren wahren Prinzipien zurückführen. Es ist wahr, dass wir in der Zwischenzeit tief im Geist leiden und die Schrecken eines Krieges und lange Bedrängnisse einer enormen öffentlichen Verschuldung auf uns nehmen ... Wenn das Spiel irgendwann gegen uns zu Hause läuft, müssen wir Geduld haben, bis das Glück sich wendet, und dann sollen wir die Möglichkeit haben, die Prinzipien zurückzugewinnen, die wir verloren haben, denn es handelt sich um ein Spiel, bei dem Prinzipien auf dem Spiel stehen. (Thomas Jefferson)"
An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.There is no such thing in the country. (George Bernard Shaw)
“You must consider the whole part played by electricity in Nature, …to the effect that human beings cannot go on developing in the same way in an atmosphere permeated on all sides by electric currents and radiations. It has an influence on the whole development of man. This is quite true; man’s inner life will become different if these things are carried as far as is now intended. It makes a difference whether you simply supply a certain district with steam-engines or electrify the railway lines. Steam works more consciously, whereas electricity has an appallingly unconscious influence; people simply do not know where certain things are coming from. Without a doubt there is a trend of evolution in the following direction. Consider how electricity is now being used above the earth as radiant and as conducted electricity, to carry the news as quickly as possible from one place to another. This life of men in the midst of electricity, notably radiant electricity, will presently affect them in such a way that they will no longer be able to understand the news which the receive so rapidly. The effect is to damp down their intelligence. Such effects are already to be seen today. Even today you can notice how people understand the things that come to them with far greater difficulty than they did a few decades ago. (Rudolf Steiner)(1924)
The only things that should have to die, are nationalism, capitalism and imperialism. (Mark Twain)