React Quotes (7 quotes)
From the level of pragmatic, everyday knowledge to modern natural science, the knowledge of nature derives from mans primary coming to grips with nature; at the same time it reacts back upon the system of social labour and stimulates its development.
I have no right to consider anything a work of art to which I cannot react emotionally; and I have no right to look for the essential quality in anything that I have not felt to be a work of art.
It [the Euglena] is a perfect laboratory in itself, and it will act and react upon the water and the matters contained therein; converting them into new compounds resembling its own substance, and at the same time giving up portions of its own substance which have become effete.
Some of the scientists, I believe, havent they been changing their opinion a little bit on global warming? Theres a lot of differing opinions and before we react I think its best to have the full accounting, full understanding of whats taking place.
The unavoidable conclusion is that the unprecedented meekness of the majority is responsible for the increase in violence. Social stability is the product of an equilibrium between a vigorous majority and violent minorities. Disorder does not come from an increased inner pressure or from the interaction of explosive ingredients. There is no reason to believe that the nature of the violent minorities is now greatly different from what it was in the past. What has changed is the will and ability of the majority to react.
What is terrorism? Terrorism in some sense is a reaction against the creation of a type one [planet-wide advanced] civilization. Now most terrorists cannot articulate this. What theyre reacting to is not modernism. What theyre reacting to is the fact that were headed toward a multicultural tolerant scientific society and that is what they dont want. They dont want science. They want a theocracy. They dont want multiculturalism. They want monoculturalism. So instinctively they dont like the march toward a type one civilization. Now which tendency will win? I dont know, but I hope that we emerge as a type one civilization.
When we react to life from the head without joining forces with the heart, it can lead us into childish, inelegant behavior that we dont respect in ourselves. If we get the head in sync with the heart first, we have the power of their teamwork working for us and we can make the changes we know we need to make.