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Quotations About / On: WORLD

  • 21.
    Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 4, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 22.
    In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, December 8, 1917. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 23.
    The history of the world is the world's court of justice.
    (Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Inaugural lecture, May 26, 1789, as Professor of History at the University of Jena, Weimar, Germany. See also Hegel's comment under "history," rendering a similar idea.)
  • 24.
    Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding.
    (Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. Letter of Advice to a Young Poet (Dec. 1, 1720).)
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  • 25.
    He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 9, "Scylla and Charybdis," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986). Stephen Dedalus on Shakespeare.)
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  • 26.
    Thus—thanks to the world!—are there many spies in the world's camp, who are mistaken for strolling simpletons.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Pierre (1852), bk. XV, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 7, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1971).)
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  • 27.
    The world is not merely the world. It is our world. It is not merely an industrial world. It is, above all things, a human world.
    (Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 13 (1953). Meyer was concerned about the negative impact of technological progress on human happiness.)
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  • 28.
    We are the world.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956). On the Roman Empire.)
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  • 29.
    We are the world.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956). On the Roman Empire.)
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  • 30.
    The world is independent of my will.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.373.)
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