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Noam Chomsky

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Biography - Noam Chomsky:

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist and social critic.
Born: 1928
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Noam Chomsky




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Translation

(French, German)


French
Dès que se pose le problème de la volonté, de la décision, des raisons ou du choix de l'action, la science humaine n'est d'aucun secours.”
Noam Chomsky

German
Sobald Fragen über den Willen oder Entscheidungen oder Verstand oder Handlungsalternativen zu klären sind, ist die menschliche Wissenschaft verloren.”
Noam Chomsky




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All human acts involve more chance than decision.”
André Gide




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Quotes about will:


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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
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The will of man is his happiness.”
Friedrich Schiller
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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
Benjamin Franklin
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The world is independent of my will.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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Quotes about decision:


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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
Gabrielle Chasnel, dîte Coco Chanel
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Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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Quotes about action:


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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.”
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness
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Noam Chomsky also said...


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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control. ”
Noam Chomsky
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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”
Noam Chomsky
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The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”
Noam Chomsky
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Real education is about getting people involved in thinking for themselves.”
Noam Chomsky
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Propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
Noam Chomsky
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The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.”
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