Quotes by eco-systems

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  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
  • Gene Brown
    Gene Brown
    American author and editor 1942-
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    Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    I also believe that it's the right thing to do, to maintain strong consumer confidence in our food systems. And I believe that the consumer should have strong confidence in our food systems.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I always assume that a good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of.
  • Anne Sullivan
    Anne Sullivan
    American teacher 1866-1936
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    I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I consider always the adult life to be the continuous retrieval of childhood.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I don't miss my youth. I'm glad I had one, but I wouldn't like to start over.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I feel that I am a scholar who only with the left hand writes novels.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I have a good memory. But I would be interested in memory even if I had a bad memory, because I believe that memory is our soul. If we lose our memory completely, we are without a soul.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 104
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I have lost the freedom of not having an opinion.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
  • Karl Albrecht
    Karl Albrecht
    German entrepreneur 1920-2014
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    If the frontline people do count, you couldn't prove it by examining the reward systems in most organizations.
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