„At a very early stage in history we are encountering "survivorship bias" - the fact that only the best results tend to show up in the history books.“

Fuente: The Four Pillars of Investing (2002), Chapter 1, No Guts, No Glory, p. 8.

Citas similares

György Lukács Foto
Carter G. Woodson Foto
Gustavo Gutiérrez Foto

„The complete encounter with the Lord will mark an end to history, but it will take place in history.“

—  Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928

Fuente: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 97

John Betjeman Foto
Taylor Caldwell Foto
Charlie Chaplin Foto
Jorge Luis Borges Foto

„The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library... Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

"Poetry" (1977)

Lynn Margulis Foto
Howard Zinn Foto

„To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives.“

—  Howard Zinn author and historian 1922 - 2010

A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, p. 270.
Contexto: To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places — and there are so many — where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.

Sue Monk Kidd Foto
Norman Cousins Foto

„History is a vast early warning system.“

—  Norman Cousins American journalist 1915 - 1990

15 April 1978.
Saturday Review

Charles Stross Foto
Timothy Leary Foto

„We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.“

—  Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996

Interview by David Sheff in Rolling Stone Twentieth Anniversary Issue (1987)
Contexto: We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. They are a hundred times better educated than their grandparents, and ten times more sophisticated. There has never been such an open-minded group. The problem is that no one is giving them anything fresh. They've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

Claudio Magris Foto

„History shows that it is not only senseless and cruel, but also difficult to state who is a foreigner.“

—  Claudio Magris, Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea

Fuente: Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea

Hans-Georg Gadamer Foto

„In fact history does not belong to us but rather we to it.“

—  Hans-Georg Gadamer, libro Truth and Method

Fuente: Truth and Method (1960), p. 289
Variant translation: In truth history does not belong to us but rather we to history. … The focus of subjectivity is a distorted mirror. Individual self-reflection is merely a flickering in the closed circuit of historical life. That is why the prejudices of an individual are —much more than that individual's judgments — the historical reality of his being.
As quoted in Tom Neton, "Hermeneutical Truth and the Structure of Human Experience: Gadamer's Critique of Dilthey" in The Specter of Relativism: Truth, Dialogue, and Phronesis in Philosophical Hermeneutics (1995) edited by Lawrence Schmidt.
Contexto: In fact history does not belong to us but rather we to it. Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society, and state in which we live. The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror. The self awareness of the Individual is only a flickering in the closed circuit of historical life. That is why the prejudices of an individual are — much more than that individual's judgments — the historical reality of his being.

Kenneth Grahame Foto
Hyman George Rickover Foto

„If history has any meaning for us, it shows that men will continue to use the best weapons they have to win.“

—  Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986

Thoughts on Man's Purpose in Life (1974)
Contexto: If history has any meaning for us, it shows that men will continue to use the best weapons they have to win. Throughout history, even when men have established leagues to prevent war, they have nevertheless restarted to it. Utopia is still beyond the horizon. Above all, we should bear in mind that our liberty is not an end in itself; it is a means to win respect for human dignity for all classes of our society.

Ford Madox Ford Foto

„Only two classes of books are of universal appeal: the very best and the very worst.“

—  Ford Madox Ford English writer and publisher 1873 - 1939

Joseph Conrad : A Personal Remembrance (1924)

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