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Get out text and id these folks Virginia Woolf Herbert Spencer Nietzsche Freud Durkheim Pope Leo XIII Proust Gobineau Herzl Max Weber T. H. Huxley James Joyce Emile Zola Einstein Flaubert Darwin
Spencer "I am simply carrying out the views of Mr. Darwin in their applications to the human race."
Proust But, when nothing subsists from a distant past, after the death of others, after the destruction of objects, only the senses of smell and taste, weaker but more enduring, more intangible, more persistent, more faithful, continue for a long time, like souls, to remember, to wait, to hope, on the ruins of all the rest, to bring without flinching, on their nearly impalpable droplet, the immense edifice of memory.
Herzl Were I to sum up the Basle Congress in a word- which I shall guard against pronouncing publicly- it would be this: At Basle, I founded the Jewish State. If I said this out loud today, I would be answered by universal laughter. If not in 5 years, certainly in 50, everyone will know it.
Gobineau It has already been established that every social order is founded upon three original classes, each of which represents a racial variety: the nobility, a more or less accurate reflection of the conquering race; the bourgeoisie composed of mixed stock coming close to the chief race; and the common people who live in servitude or at least in a very depressed position. These last belong to a lower race which came about in the south through miscegenation with the Negroes...."
T. H. Huxley Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense.
Nietzsche That which does not kill us, makes us stronger
Darwin We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Woolf "Women, then, have not had a dog's chance of writing poetry. That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of one's own."
Einstein "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."
Pope Leo XIII If the question be asked: How ought man to use his possessions? the Church replies without hesitation: As to this point, man ought not regard external goods as his own, but as common so that, in fact, a person should readily share them when he sees others in need. No one, certainly, is obliged to assist others out of what is required for his own necessary use or for that of his family,... But when the demands of necessity and propriety have been met, it is a duty to give to the poor out of that which remains.
Zola If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
Freud Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Nietzsche In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
James Joyce Pineapple rock, lemon platt, butter scotch. A sugarsticky girl shovelling scoopfuls of creams for a christian brother. Some school treat. Bad for their tummies. Lozenge and comfit manufacturer to His Majesty the King. God. Save. Our. Sitting on his throne sucking red jujubes white. A sombre Y.M.C.A. young man, watchful among the warm sweet fumes of Graham Lemon's, placed a throwaway in a hand of Mr. Bloom. Heart to heart talks. Bloo... Me? No. Blood of the Lamb. His slow feet walked him riverward, reading. Are you saved? All are washed in the blood of the lamb. God wants blood victim. Birth, martyr, war, foundation of a building, sacrifice, kidney burntoffering, druids' altars. Elijah is coming. Dr John Alexander Dowie restorer of the church in Zion is coming. IS COMING! IS COMING!! IS COMING!!! ALL HEARTILY WELCOME.
Spencer Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
Flaubert She had learned to be a woman for whom experience would always be a prison, and freedom would lie always beyond the horizon.
Nietzsche Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves?
Freud The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Weber This fight [between the cultivated and the expert man] is determined by the irresistibly expanding bureaucratization of all public and private relations of authority and by the ever- increasing importance of expert and specialized knowledge. This fight intrudes into all intimate cultural questions.
Darwin "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science"
Weber The strict earning of more and more money, combined with the strict avoidance of all spontaneous enjoyment of life,... is thought of... purely as an end in itself,.... Man is dominated by the making of money, by acquisition as the ultimate purpose of his life. Economic acquisition is no longer subordinated to man as the means for the satisfaction of his material needs. This reversal of what we should call the natural relationship, so irrational from a naïve point of view, is evidently as definitely a leading principle of capitalism as it is foreign to all peoples not under capitalistic influence. At the same time it expresses a type of feeling which is closely connected with certain religious ideas.
Durkheim "Man is the more vulnerable to self- destruction the more he is detached from any collectivity, that is to say, the more he lives as an egoist."
Spencer "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."
Freud The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.