„Poetry is produced not by the mere caprice of pleasure, but by natural necessity. It is the primary activity of the human mind.“

Benedetto Croce, The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico. trans. R. G. Collingwood, London 1923.

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1866 - 1952

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„Happiness is not mere pleasure, not the outcome of wealth. It is the result of active work rather than passive enjoyment of pleasure.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

How to be happy though rich or poor (1930)

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„Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.“

—  Xun Zi Ancient Chinese philosopher -313 - -238 a.C.

Quoted in: Fayek S. Hourani (2012) Daily Bread for Your Mind and Soul, p. 336.

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„Necessity brings him here, not pleasure.“

—  Dante Alighieri, libro Inferno

Canto XII, line 87 (tr. Sinclair).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno

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„The most important misunderstanding seems to me to lie in a confusion between the human necessities which I consider part of human nature, and the human necessities as they appear as drives, needs, passions, etc., in any given historical period.“

—  Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980

Human Nature and Social Theory (1969)
Contexto: The most important misunderstanding seems to me to lie in a confusion between the human necessities which I consider part of human nature, and the human necessities as they appear as drives, needs, passions, etc., in any given historical period. This division is not very different from Marx’s concept of "human nature in general", to be distinguished from "human nature as modified in each historical period". The same distinction exists in Marx when he distinguishes between "constant" or "fixed" drives and "relative" drives. The constant drives "exist under all circumstances and … can be changed by social conditions only as far as form and direction are concerned". The relative drives "owe their origin only to a certain type of social organization".

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Alexander Hamilton Foto

„Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.“

—  Alexander Hamilton, libro The Farmer Refuted

The Farmer Refuted (1775)
Contexto: The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms, and false reasonings, is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator, to the whole human race; and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice. Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.

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Thomas Jefferson Foto

„I believe… that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Letter to John Adams (1816)
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Auguste Rodin Foto

„Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit by which Nature herself is animated.“

—  Auguste Rodin French sculptor 1840 - 1917

p. 7-8
Art, 1912, Preface
Contexto: Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit by which Nature herself is animated. It is the joy of the intellect which sees clearly into the Universe and which recreates it, with conscientious vision. Art is the most sublime mission of man, since it is the expression of thought seeking to understand the world and to make it understood.

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„When a tree, a natural product, is felled, is society put into possession of no greater produce than that of the mere labour of the woodman?“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Chapter IV, p. 76
A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book I, On Production

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„Poetry has been the longest pleasure of my life.“

—  Shirley Hazzard Australian-Anglo-American novelist, short story writer, memoirist, non-fiction writer 1931 - 2016

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