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Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
'Study' was the cry that reverberated in the corridors of my mind. Study to enable yourself to face the arguments advanced by opposition. Study to arm yourself with arguments in favor of your cult. I began to study.
A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity.
For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor
I do know that technologically humanity now has the opportunity, for the first time in its history, to operate our planet in such a manner as to support and accommodate all humanity at a substantially more advanced standard of living than any humans have ever experienced.
Source: Grunch of Giants (1983)
I don't say 'Tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
I drove an electric car for seven years because of its advanced technology, not because I have any concerns about energy resources. I have none at all. And when environmentalists say that global warming is dangerous, unprecedented and that we'll have a tipping point for atmospheric carbon dioxide, it's just nonsense.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author
In the vastness of the Cosmos there must be other civilizations far older and more advanced than ours.
Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990) 0 min 45 sec
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope)
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
Nothing can be repaired or advanced but only accepted.
Source: Love in a Blue Time (2016) 172
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