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Joseph Butler
1692 – 1752, englischer Bischof – ButlerJoseph Butler
Probability is the very guide to life
“Probable evidence, in its very nature, affords but an imperfect kind of information, and is to be considered as relative only to beings of limited capacities. For nothing which is the possible object of knowledge, whether past, present, or future, can be probable to an infinite Intelligence, since it cannot but be discerned absolutely as it is in itself, certainly true, or certainly false. But to us, probability is the very guide to life.” The Analogy of Religion, Introduction § 3, S. 40, 1736
Drei moderne Stimmen zum Thema:
Carnap, Rudolf (1947): „Probability as a Guide to Life“. The Journal of Philosophy 44.6, S. 141-148.
Kyburg, Henry E., Thalos, Mariam, Hg. (2003): Probability Is the Very Guide of Life: The Philosophical Uses of Chance. Chicago, La Salle, Illinois: Open Court.
Juslin, Peter, Håkan Nilsson, Anders Winman (2009): „Probability theory, not the very guide of life“. Psychological Review 116:4. S. 856-874.
Samuel Butler
1835 - 1902, Schriftsteller

"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all."
The Way of All Flesh, Chapter 77; vergleiche: butler Alfred Lord Tennyson und butlerThe Quotations Page
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware, Hertfordshire, England 1996

"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware, Hertfordshire, England 1996
Robert Louis Stevenson
1850 - 1894, Schriftsteller – pope Robert Louis Stevenson
“In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a book, be rapt clean out of ourselves, and rise from the perusal, our mind filled with the busiest, kaleidoscopic dance of images, incapable of sleep or of continuous thought. The words, if the book be eloquent, should run thenceforward in our ears like the noise of breakers, and the story, if it be a story, repeat itself in a thousand coloured pictures to the eye.”
"A Gossip on Romance", Longman's Magazine (November 1882)
"Every man has a sane spot somewhere."
"Beggars cannot be choosers."
The Wrecker
Rabindranath Tagore
1861 Kalkutta – 1941 Shantiniketan (West Bengal); indischer Dichter und Philosoph, 1913 Nobelpreis für Literatur
"Men are cruel, but man is kind."
"If they call thee reaper, then whet thy scythes."

Alfred Lord Tennyson
6.8. 1809 – 6.10. 1892
Are God and Nature then at strife,
That Nature lends such evil dreams?
So careful of the type she seems,
So careless of the single life.
'So careful of the type?' but no.
From scarped cliff and quarried stone
She cries, 'A thousand types are gone:
I care for nothing, all shall go.'
Aus den Strophen LV und LVI des Gedichts "In Memoriam"; tennysonIn Memoriam A.H.H.tennysonIn Memoriam (Text). Die beiden Auszüge werden von Bertrand Russell zitiert in Human Knowledge, S. 45, pope Rezension
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most:
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
In Memoriam; vergleiche: tennyson Samuel Butler und butlerThe Quotations Page
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware, Hertfordshire, England 1996

Vergleiche auch:
It's better to loose a lover
Than to love a looser
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