„Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.“

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escritor británico 1824 - 1889

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„The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant, when he has the Giant's shoulders to mount on.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
The Friend; A Series of Essays (1812), No. 15 (30 November 1809), p. 228 Cf. Isaac Newton, letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676): "If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants".

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„Europe is an economic giant, a political dwarf, and a military worm.“

—  Mark Eyskens Belgian politician 1933
As quoted by Craig R. Whitney in WAR IN THE GULF: EUROPE; Gulf Fighting Shatters Europeans' Fragile Unity, The New York Times, January 25th, 1991. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/25/world/war-in-the-gulf-europe-gulf-fighting-shatters-europeans-fragile-unity.html?pagewanted=1 This phrase was pronounced in January 1991, a few days before the beginning of Desert Storm, while Eyskens was the Foreign Minister of Belgium.

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„A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„Accidents and chance are words used by persons who do not think clearly when they attempt to account for certain happenings.“

—  Harold W. Percival Barbadian writer 1868 - 1953
Context: Accidents and chance are words used by persons who do not think clearly when they attempt to account for certain happenings. Anyone who thinks must be convinced that in a world as orderly as this there is no room for the words accident and chance. Ch. 3, Objections to the law of thought, p. 48

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„Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.“

—  Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka 1941

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