influence

A Quote by Rudolph Carnap on aim, books, direction, influence, knowledge, learning, logic, philosophy, problems, purpose, science, spirit, thinking, time, words, work, and world

Whereas Frege had the strongest influence on me in the fields of logic and semantics, in my philosophical thinking in general I learned most from Bertrand Russell. In the winter of 1921 I read his book, Our Knowledge of the External World, as a Field For Scientific Method in Philosophy. Some passages made an especially vivid impression on me because they formulated clearly and explicitly a view of the aim and method of philosophy which I had implicitly held for some time. In the Preface he speaks about "the logical-analytic method of philosophy" and refers to Frege's work as the first complete example of this method. And on the very last pages of the book he gives a summarizing characterization of this philosophical method in the following words: I felt as if this appeal had been directed to me personally. To work in this spirit would be my task from now on! And indeed henceforth the application of the new logical instrument for the purposes of analyzing scientific concepts and of clarifying philosophical problems has been the essential aim of my philosophical activity.

Rudolph Carnap

Source: his "Intellectual autobiography" in The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap [Carnap63], p13

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A Quote by Robert A. Millikan on age, evolution, growth, ideas, influence, and laws

Three ideas stand out above all others in the influence they have exerted and are destined to exert upon the development of the human race: The idea of the Golden Rule; the idea of natural law; the idea of age-long growth or evolution.

Robert A. Millikan

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A Quote by Rhoda Kellog on ability, adulthood, art, children, influence, meetings, memory, mind, and work

Adults interfere with a natural biologic development of the child's motor, visual, mental, and artistic abilities when they try to influence the child's work in the early years. The adult's brain has accumulated much more visual and artistic memory than the child's, so there can be no true meeting of adult and child mind unless the adult knows how the child's mind functions in art.

Rhoda Kellog

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on influence

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on flattery, hypocrisy, influence, needs, and rudeness

Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on enemies, genius, influence, literature, nations, and poets

Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of genius by over influence. The literature of every nation bear me witness. The English dramatic poets have Shakspearized now for two hundred years.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The American Scholar from Addresses, published as part of Nature; Addresses and Lectures

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on civilization, good, influence, and women

A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Paul D. Shafer on acquaintance, action, art, children, history, influence, life, mathematics, music, people, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, and words

The most important single influence in the life of a person is another person. We may say to our children: Here is art, science, philosophy, mathematics, music, psychology, history, religion - and we may open innumerable doors along the corridors of living so that they will have a broad and even a minute acquaintance with the segments of life; but these introductions are not as important as knowing people whose characters and actions, personalities and words have grown after similar introductions and have become worthy of emulation.

Paul D. Shafer

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on character, fame, friendship, glory, influence, life, magic, money, nature, plants, power, and wealth

Who can estimate the real wealth that inheres in a fine character. . . . How base and mean money and huge estates look in comparison. All other things fade before it. Its touch is like magic to win friendship, influence, power. Can you afford to chill, to discourage, to crush out of your life this sweet, sensitive plant, which would flower in your nature and give added glory to your life, for the sake of a few dollars, a little questionable fame?

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Neil Gaiman on action, affection, caution, evil, good, and influence

I do not permit affection, or lack thereof, to influence my actions. There is good, and there is evil. The good must be protected; the evil eradicated. I have shown you the triumph of evil, as a caution.

Neil Gaiman (1960 -)

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