„I have presented the periodic table as a kind of travel guide to an imaginary country, of which the elements are the various regions. This kingdom has a geography: the elements lie in particular juxtaposition to one another, and they are used to produce goods, much as a prairie produces wheat and a lake produces fish. It also has a history. Indeed, it has three kinds of history: the elements were discovered much as the lands of the world were discovered; the kingdom was mapped, just as the world was mapped, and the relative positions of the elements came to take on a great significance; and the elements have their own cosmic history, which can be traced back to the stars.“

Preface
Periodic Kingdom (1995)

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„These are the elements of an emerging order that may prove to be as dangerous as any fundamentalism that history has produced. For in a world where anything or anyone can be owned, manipulated, and exploited for profit, everything and everyone will be.“

—  Joel Bakan Canadian writer, musician, filmmaker and legal scholar 1959

Fuente: The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (2004), Chapter 5, Corporations Unlimited, p. 138

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„Which of us has, at this day, the ability to discover those true and vivific numbers whereby the elements are united and bound to one another?“

—  Robert Fludd British mathematician and astrologer 1574 - 1637

Robert Fludd, cited in: Waite (1887, p. 291); On arithmetic

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„I have read all that has been written by the gravest authorities on political economy on the subject of rent, wages, taxes, tithes, the various elements in short, which constitute or affect the price of agricultural produce.“

—  Robert Peel British Conservative statesman 1788 - 1850

Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1839/mar/15/corn-laws-adjourned-debate-fourth-night in the House of Commons (15 March 1839).

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„One volcano in Hawaii, one volcano in Indonesia, produces enough gases in the atmosphere, which include those natural elements that are in the Earth's crust, that, uh, kind of make all the, you know, the science that we have about what we produce, moot.“

—  Jim Gibbons American attorney, aviator, geologist, hydrologist and politician 1944

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„Mathematics as an Element in the History of Thought.“

—  Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947

1920s, Science and the Modern World (1925)

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„I would not like to use big words to apply generic labels. It certainly contains elements that can favor peace, it also has other elements: we must always seek the best elements.“

—  Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927

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„The only part of the early concept of the elements that has survived is that elements have distinctive properties.“

—  C. N. R. Rao Indian chemist 1934

Fuente: Understanding Chemistry (1999), p. 8

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„Language has time as its element; all other media have space as their element.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

Fuente: Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

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„Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum.“

—  P. J. O'Rourke, libro Parliament of Whores

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Contexto: Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadows about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.

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—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961

Fuente: 2002, Slander : Liberal Lies About the American Right (2002), p. 254.
Contexto: Where there is a vacuum of ideas, paranoia slips in. Much of the left's hate speech bears greater similarity to a psychological disorder than to standard political discourse. The hatred is blinding, producing logical contradictions that would be impossible to sustain were it not for the central element faith plays in the left's new religion. The basic tenet of their faith is this: Maybe they were wrong about their facts and policies, but they are good and conservatives are evil. You almost want to give it to them. It's all they have left.

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—  Ernst Mach Austrian physicist and university educator 1838 - 1916

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Fuente: 20th century, The Analysis of Sensations (1902), p. 23, as quoted in Lenin as Philosopher: A Critical Examination of the Philosophical Basis of Leninism (1948) by Anton Pannekoek, p. 33

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