„His true monument lies not on the shelves of libraries, but in the thoughts of men, and in the history of more than one science.“

From Gibbs's obituary for Rudolf Clausius (1889). See The Collected Works of J. Willard Gibbs, vol. 2 (New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1928), p. 267. Complete volume http://www.archive.org/details/collectedworksj00longgoog

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„The original of morals lies with the thought that ‘the community is more valuable than the individual“

—  John Carroll Australian professor and author 1944

Menschliches 2.1.89
Fuente: Break-Out from the Crystal Palace (1974), p. 80, note

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„Those only deserve a monument who do not need one; that is, who have raised themselves a monument in the minds and memories of men.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

No. 388
Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823)

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„I have made a monument more lasting than bronze.“
Exegi monumentum aere perennius

—  Horace, libro Odes

Book III, ode xxx, line 1
Odes (c. 23 BC and 13 BC)

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„Nothing is more impotent than an unread library.“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

Fuente: Role Models

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„Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.“

—  André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951

Literature and Ethics, entry for 1901
Journals 1889-1949

Washington Irving Foto

„Thus man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.“

—  Washington Irving, libro The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

"Westminster Abbey".
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)

Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke Foto

„The landed men are the true owners of our political vessel, the moneyed men are no more than passengers in it.“

—  Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke English politician and Viscount 1678 - 1751

Some Reflections on the Present State of the Nation (1753)

Voltaire Foto

„A false science makes atheists, a true science prostrates men before the Deity“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

The critical review, or annals of literature, Volume XXVI http://books.google.es/books?id=aItKAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=es#v=onepage&q&f=false, by A Society of Gentlemen (1768) p. 450

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Bertrand Russell Foto

„Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Fuente: 1910s, Why Men Fight https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Why_Men_Fight (1917), pp. 178-179
Contexto: Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. It sees man, a feeble speck, surrounded by unfathomable depths of silence; yet it bears itself proudly, as unmoved as if it were lord of the universe. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.

Paul Valéry Foto

„The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.“

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

Moralités (1932)
Contexto: Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.

James Gates Percival Foto

„Theirs is no vulgar sepulchre--green sods
Are all their monument, and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles
Or the eternal pyramids.“

—  James Gates Percival American geologis, poet, and surgeon 1795 - 1856

"The Graves of the Patriots," first published in the United States Literary Gazette, Vol. 2 (1825).

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„We have now a science called astronomy. That science has done more to enlarge the horizon of human thought than all things else.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887)
Contexto: We have now a science called astronomy. That science has done more to enlarge the horizon of human thought than all things else. We now live in an infinite universe. We know that the sun is a million times larger than our earth, and we know that there are other great luminaries millions of times larger than our sun. We know that there are planets so far away that light, traveling at the rate of one hundred and eighty- five thousand miles a second, requires fifteen thousand years to reach this grain of sand, this tear, we call the earth -- and we now know that all the fields of space are sown thick with constellations. If that statute had been enforced, that science would not now be the property of the human mind. That science is contrary to the Bible, and for asserting the truth you become a criminal. For what sum of money, for what amount of wealth, would the world have the science of astronomy expunged from the brain of man? We learned the story of the stars in spite of that statute.

Apuleius Foto

„Darkness will be preferred to light, and death will be thought more profitable than life; no one will raise his eyes to heaven.“

—  Apuleius Berber prose writer in Latin 125 - 170

The Prophecy of Hermes Trismegistus

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Virginia Woolf Foto

„The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.“

—  Virginia Woolf, libro Una habitación propia

Ch. 3, p. 72) http://books.google.com/books?id=CoP1GxjoNnsC&q="The+history+of+men's+opposition+to+women's+emancipation+is+more+interesting+perhaps+than+the+story+of+that+emancipation+itself"&pg=PA72#v=onepage
Fuente: A Room of One's Own (1929)

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