„A feather will weigh down a scale when there is nothing in the opposite one.“

—  Thomas Malthus, Principles of Political Economy

Book II, Chapter I, On the Progress of Wealth, Section V, p. 355
Principles of Political Economy (Second Edition 1836)

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„“Checking” is a scale. When you weigh things on the scale called “Checking,” you will gain knowledge of most things you did not know before.“

—  Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945

Extracted from Proverbs Blog https://providencepath.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/jung-myung-seok-checking-is-a-scale/

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„In the scales of the destinies brawn will never weigh so much as brain.“

—  James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891

On Democracy (6 October 1884)
Contexto: In the scales of the destinies brawn will never weigh so much as brain. Our healing is not in the storm or in the whirlwind, it is not in monarchies, or aristocracies, or democracies, but will be revealed by the still small voice that speaks to the conscience and the heart, prompting us to a wider and wiser humanity.

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„Beat all your feathers as flat down as pancakes.“

—  Thomas Middleton, The Roaring Girl

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„Dreams weigh nothing. - Marie Antoinette“

—  Kathryn Lasky American children's writer 1944

Fuente: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria - France, 1769

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„Jove weighs affairs of earth in dubious scales,
And the good suffers, while the bad prevails.“

—  Homér, Odisea

VI. 188 (tr. Alexander Pope).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Ζεὺς δ' αὐτὸς νέμει ὄλβον Ὀλύμπιος ἀνθρώποισιν,
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„…and we're weighed down by a crappy implementation language“

—  Eric S. Raymond American computer programmer, author, and advocate for the open source movement 1957

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„Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695

Rien ne pèse tant qu'un secret.
Book VIII (1678-1679), fable 6.
Fables (1668–1679)
Variante: Nothing weighs more than a secret.

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„In the love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body.“

—  Milan Kundera, libro La insoportable levedad del ser

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„When we allow the use of force as the only argument to put down opposition, we cannot rightly discriminate between one kind of force and another. We must put down opposition by mobilizing all the forces at our disposal.“

—  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975

Kalki : or The Future of Civilization (1929)
Contexto: War with its devastated fields and ruined cities, with its millions of dead and more millions of maimed and wounded, its broken-hearted and defiled women and its starved children bereft of their natural protection, its hate and atmosphere of lies and intrigue, is an outrage on all that is human. So long as this devil-dance does not disgust us, we cannot pretend to be civilized. It is no good preventing cruelty to animals and building hospitals for the sick and poor houses for the destitute so long as we willing to mow down masses of men by machine-guns and poison non-combatants, including the aged and the infirm, women and children — and all for what? For the glory of God and the honour of the nation!
It is quite true that we attempt to regulate war, as we cannot suppress it; but the attempt cannot succeed. For war symbolizes the spirit of strife between two opposing national units which is to be settled by force. When we allow the use of force as the only argument to put down opposition, we cannot rightly discriminate between one kind of force and another. We must put down opposition by mobilizing all the forces at our disposal. There is no real difference between a stick and a sword, or gunpowder and poison gas. So long as it is the recognized method of putting down opposition, every nation will endeavour to make its destructive weapons more and more efficient. War is its only law add the highest virtue is to win, and every nation has to tread this terrific and deadly road. To approve of warfare but criticize its methods, it has been well said is like approving of the wolf eating the lamb but criticizing the table-manners. War is war and not a game of sport to be played according to rules.

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