„Clarity of text is the sole incontrovertible sign of the maturity of an idea.“

Sucesivos Escolios a un Texto Implícito (1992)

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„Lack of clarity is always a sign of dishonesty.“

—  Celia Green British philosopher 1935

The Decline and Fall of Science (1976)

Sigmund Freud Foto

„A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939

This is not a statement that has been found in any translation of any of Freud's known works. It is a paraphrase of a statement from the essay "Guns, Murders, and the Constitution" (February 1990) http://www.guncite.com/journals/gun_control_katesreal.html by Don B. Kates, Jr. where Kates summarizes his views of passages in Dreams in Folklore (1958) by Freud and David E. Oppenheim, while disputing statements by Emmanuel Tanay in "Neurotic Attachment to Guns" in a 1976 edition of The Fifty Minute Hour: A Collection of True Psychoanalytic Tales (1955) by Robert Mitchell Lindner:
:: Dr. Tanay is perhaps unaware of — in any event, he does not cite — other passages more relevant to his argument. In these other passages Freud associates retarded sexual and emotional development not with gun ownership, but with fear and loathing of weapons. The probative importance that ought to be attached to the views of Freud is, of course, a matter of opinion. The point here is only that those views provide no support for the penis theory of gun ownership.
: After reading of this essay and its citations, this paraphrase of an opinion about Freud's ideas has been attributed to Freud himself, and specifically to his 10th Lecture "Symbolism in Dreams" in General Introduction to Psychoanalysis on some internet forum pages: alt.quotations http://groups.google.com/group/alt.quotations/msg/5fc8dd0f7d56981e, uk.politics.guns http://groups.google.com/group/uk.politics.guns/msg/4ad060e213bc5b6b, talk.politics.guns http://groups.google.com/group/talk.politics.guns/msg/7fbce4b3fa5324a7, can.talk.guns http://groups.google.com/group/can.talk.guns/msg/a57bc07124e64fba , etc.
: One of the statements by Freud which Kates summarized from in Dreams in Folklore (1958), p. 33, reads: "The representation of the penis as a weapon, cutting knife, dagger etc., is familiar to us from the anxiety dreams of abstinent women in particular and also lies at the root of numerous phobias in neurotic people."
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Sigmund Freud Foto

„A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939

This is not a statement that has been found in any translation of any of Freud's known works. It is a paraphrase of a statement from the essay "Guns, Murders, and the Constitution" (February 1990) http://www.guncite.com/journals/gun_control_katesreal.html by Don B. Kates, Jr. where Kates summarizes his views of passages in Dreams in Folklore (1958) by Freud and David E. Oppenheim, while disputing statements by Emmanuel Tanay in "Neurotic Attachment to Guns" in a 1976 edition of The Fifty Minute Hour: A Collection of True Psychoanalytic Tales (1955) by Robert Mitchell Lindner:
Dr. Tanay is perhaps unaware of — in any event, he does not cite — other passages more relevant to his argument. In these other passages Freud associates retarded sexual and emotional development not with gun ownership, but with fear and loathing of weapons. The probative importance that ought to be attached to the views of Freud is, of course, a matter of opinion. The point here is only that those views provide no support for the penis theory of gun ownership.
After reading of this essay and its citations, this paraphrase of an opinion about Freud's ideas has been attributed to Freud himself, and specifically to his 10th Lecture "Symbolism in Dreams" in General Introduction to Psychoanalysis on some internet forum pages: alt.quotations http://groups.google.com/group/alt.quotations/msg/5fc8dd0f7d56981e, uk.politics.guns http://groups.google.com/group/uk.politics.guns/msg/4ad060e213bc5b6b, talk.politics.guns http://groups.google.com/group/talk.politics.guns/msg/7fbce4b3fa5324a7, can.talk.guns http://groups.google.com/group/can.talk.guns/msg/a57bc07124e64fba , etc.
One of the statements by Freud which Kates summarized from in Dreams in Folklore (1958), p. 33, reads: "The representation of the penis as a weapon, cutting knife, dagger etc., is familiar to us from the anxiety dreams of abstinent women in particular and also lies at the root of numerous phobias in neurotic people."
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Foto

„One of the sure signs of maturity is the ability to rise to the point of self criticism.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousnes (1960)

Anaïs Nin Foto

„I would say that compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.“

—  Anaïs Nin, libro The Diary of Anaïs Nin

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 5
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)

Letitia Elizabeth Landon Foto

„It is so sad —
So very lonely — to be the sole one
In whom there is a sign of change!“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

The Knight’s Tale from The London Literary Gazette: 31st July 1824 Poetic Sketches - 5th Series - Sketch the Third
The Vow of the Peacock (1835)

Edward St. Aubyn Foto
Nisargadatta Maharaj Foto
George Steiner Foto
Mark Rothko Foto

„If politics is like show business, then the idea is not to pursue excellence, clarity or honesty but to appear as if you are, which is another matter altogether.“

—  Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003

Fuente: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Piet Mondrian Foto

„I believe that in our period it is definitely necessary that, as far as possible, the paint is applied in pure colours, set next to each other in a pointillist or diffuse manner. This is stated strongly, and yet it relates to the idea which is the basis of meaningful expression in form, as I see it. It seems to me that the clarity of ideas should be accompanied by a clarity of technique.“

—  Piet Mondrian Peintre Néerlandais 1872 - 1944

Quote in Mondrian's letter to Israel Querido, Summer of 1909; published in the weekly magazine 'De Controleur' 23 Oct, 1909; as cited in English translation, in Two Mondrian sketchbooks 1912 - 1914, ed. Robert P. Welsh & J. M. Joosten, Amsterdam 1969 p. 10
1900's

Alfred North Whitehead Foto

„In the study of ideas, it is necessary to remember that insistence on hard-headed clarity issues from sentimental feeling, as if it were a mist, cloaking the perplexities of fact. Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions.“

—  Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947

Fuente: 1930s, Adventures of Ideas (1933), p. 91.
Contexto: In the study of ideas, it is necessary to remember that insistence on hard-headed clarity issues from sentimental feeling, as if it were a mist, cloaking the perplexities of fact. Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions. Our reasoning grasps at straws for premises and float on gossamer for deductions.

Bill Moyers Foto

„Bullies — political bullies, economic bullies, and religious bullies — cannot be appeased; they have to be opposed with courage, clarity, and conviction. This is never easy. These Fanaticism|true believers don't fight fair. Robert's Rules of Order is not one of their holy texts.“

—  Bill Moyers American journalist 1934

"The Sport of God https://www.commondreams.org/views/2005/09/09/911-and-sport-god", speech accepting the Union Medal of the Union Theological Seminary (7 September 2005), as quoted Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 375

Charles Bukowski Foto

„there's no clarity.
there was never meant to be clarity.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Fuente: You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Ian Hacking Foto

„From any vocabulary of ideas we can build other ideas by formal combinations of signs. But not any set of ideas will be instructive. One must have the right ideas.“

—  Ian Hacking Canadian philosopher 1936

Fuente: The Emergence Of Probability, 1975, Chapter 15, Inductive Logic, p. 139.

„A great idea invariably creates as many problems as it solves: that is a sign of its greatness.“

—  Herbert Dingle British astronomer 1890 - 1978

page 63 https://books.google.com/books?id=hwpKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA63
Relativity for All, London, 1922

„Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.“

—  Cal Newport American computer scientist 1982

Fuente: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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