„A man isn’t a block that remains stationary though the psychologists treat him so — and most take an insane pride in believing it.“

Introduction
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: A man isn’t a block that remains stationary though the psychologists treat him so — and most take an insane pride in believing it. Consistency! He varies; Hamlet today, Caesar tomorrow; here, there, somewhere — if he is to retain his sanity, and why not?
The arts have a complex relation to society. The poet isn’t a fixed phenomenon, no more is his work.

William Carlos Williams Foto
William Carlos Williams2
poeta estadounidense 1883 - 1963

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Oliver Lodge Foto
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Tom DeLay Foto

„I have seen these liberal psychologists and sociologists talk about there is no need for the man in the family. The woman can take care of it. A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure. To provide stability. Not that a woman can’t provide stability, I’m not saying that… It does take a father, though.“

—  Tom DeLay American Republican politician 1947

http://www.house.gov/schakowsky/press2004a/pr2_10_2004delay.html On the role of women in the home. ~ From a radio interview http://thewaronfaith.com/mog-tomdelay.htm. His wife, Christine DeLay quickly asked to "edit this out," then turned to Tom and said: "This is not a good thing for you to be saying".
2000s

Ralph Waldo Emerson Foto
Stephen R. Covey Foto

„Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.“

—  Stephen R. Covey, libro The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Fuente: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

J.M. DeMatteis Foto

„I’ve realized over the years that, with rare exceptions, most writer’s block isn’t writer’s block at all: It’s necessary time that allows the unconscious mind to do its deep work. The great “Ah-Ha!”“

—  J.M. DeMatteis comics illustrator 1953

moments don’t usually come at the keyboard. They come when I’m lying on the floor, staring into space (or banging my head against the wall in frustration). All of a sudden the Unconscious Camera turns on, a movie starts playing in my head-and there it is: The Big Moment. Or the Whole Damn Story. And, in many ways, I had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

William Carlos Williams Foto
Oliver Wendell Holmes Foto

„Treat bad men exactly as if they were insane.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes, libro Elsie Venner

Elsie Venner (1859)
Contexto: I do not know in what shape the practical question may present itself to you; but I will tell you my rule in life, and I think you will find it a good one. Treat bad men exactly as if they were insane. They are in-sane, out of health, morally. Reason, which is food to sound minds, is not tolerated, still less assimilated, unless administered with the greatest caution; perhaps, not at all. Avoid collision with them, so far as you honorably can; keep your temper, if you can,—for one angry man is as good as another; restrain them from violence, promptly, completely, and with the least possible injury, just as in the case of maniacs,—and when you have got rid of them, or got them tied hand and foot so that they can do no mischief, sit down and contemplate them charitably...

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„Man must be so weighed as though there were a God within him.“

—  Marcus Manilius, Astronomica

Book IV, line 407.
Astronomica
Original: (la) Impendendus homo est, deus esse ut possit in ipso.

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Franz Kafka Foto

„Man cannot live without a permanent trust in something indestructible in himself, though both the indestructible element and the trust may remain permanently hidden from him.“

—  Franz Kafka, libro The Zürau Aphorisms

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The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
Contexto: Man cannot live without a permanent trust in something indestructible in himself, though both the indestructible element and the trust may remain permanently hidden from him. One of the ways in which this hiddenness can express itself is through faith in a personal god.

George Bernard Shaw Foto
Robert M. Pirsig Foto

„When you look directly at an insane man all you see is a reflection of your own knowledge that he's insane, which is not to see him at all.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, libro Zen y el arte del mantenimiento de la motocicleta

Fuente: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Ch. 7
Contexto: When you look directly at an insane man all you see is a reflection of your own knowledge that he's insane, which is not to see him at all. To see him you must see what he saw and when you are trying to see the vision of an insane man, an oblique route is the only way to come at it.

Eric Hoffer Foto

„The most important point is — and remains — not to take oneself seriously.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983

Entry (1954)
Contexto: The most important point is — and remains — not to take oneself seriously. There is no past, and, certainly, no future. There are but a few years — ten at the most. You pass your days as best you can, doing as little harm as possible. Let the desires be few and treat expectations as weeds. You read, scribble as the spirit moves you, hear some new music, see every week the few people you are attached to. Again: guard yourself, above all, against self-dramatization, a feeling of importance, and the sprouting of expectations.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Foto
Abraham Lincoln Foto

„As a white man is to a negro so is a negro to a crocodile; and as the negro may rightfully treat the crocodile, so may the white man rightfully treat the negro. This“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Allow the humblest man an equal chance (1860)
Contexto: So that saying, "in the struggle between the negro and the crocodile," &c., is made up from the idea that down where the crocodile inhabits a white man can't labor; it must be nothing else but crocodile or negro; if the negro does not the crocodile must possess the earth; [Laughter; ] in that case he declares for the negro. The meaning of the whole is just this: As a white man is to a negro so is a negro to a crocodile; and as the negro may rightfully treat the crocodile, so may the white man rightfully treat the negro. This very dear phrase coined by its author, and so dear that he deliberately repeats it in many speeches, has a tendency to still further brutalize the negro, and to bring public opinion to the point of utter indifference whether men so brutalized are enslaved or not.

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Philip K. Dick Foto

„I believe this as strongly now as I did then. Most of what is best in writing isn’t done deliberately.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007

The Expanding Universe (1963)
Contexto: Because of the very nature of the world as it is today our children receive in school a heavy load of scientific and analytic subjects, so it is in their reading for fun, for pleasure, that they must be guided into creativity. There are forces working in the world as never before in the history of mankind for standardization, for the regimentation of us all, or what I like to call making muffins of us, muffins all like every other muffin in the muffin tin. This is the limited universe, the drying, dissipating universe, that we can help our children avoid by providing them with “explosive material capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly.”
So how do we do it? We can’t just sit down at our typewriters an turn out explosive material. I took a course in college on Chaucer, one of the most explosive, imaginative, and far-reaching in influence of all writers. And I’ll never forget going to the final exam and being asked why Chaucer used certain verbal devices, certain adjectives, why he had certain characters behave in certain ways. And I wrote in a white heat of fury, “I don’t think Chaucer had any idea why he did any of these thing. That isn’t the way people write.”
I believe this as strongly now as I did then. Most of what is best in writing isn’t done deliberately.

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„The sooner you treat him as a man, the sooner he will begin to be one“

—  John Locke, libro Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Sec. 95
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
Contexto: A father would do well, as his son grows up, and is capable of it, to talk familiarly with him; nay, ask his advice, and consult with him about those things wherein he has any knowledge or understanding. By this, the father will gain two things, both of great moment. The sooner you treat him as a man, the sooner he will begin to be one; and if you admit him into serious discourses sometimes with you, you will insensibly raise his mind above the usual amusements of youth, and those trifling occupations which it is commonly wasted in. For it is easy to observe, that many young men continue longer in thought and conversation of school-boys than otherwise they would, because their parents keep them at that distance, and in that low rank, by all their carriage to them.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“