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Karel Capek Quotes and Sayings

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Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply,
there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people.
They are mechanically more perfect than we are,
they have an astounding intellectual capacity,
but they have no soul.
- Karel Capek

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants.
I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
- Karel Capek

 

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong,
but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden,
by simply locking you up.
- Karel Capek

People should be a little loony, Helena.
That's the best thing about them.
- Karel Capek

Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man
tending the machine be paid enough.
- Karel Capek

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Robots do not hold on to life.
They can't.
They have nothing to hold on with - no soul,
no instinct.
Grass has more will to live than they do.
- Karel Capek

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard
to get along with them as we do with people.
- Karel Capek

One never knows whether people have principles on principle
or whether for their own personal satisfaction.
- Karel Capek

Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind,
and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
- Karel Capek

Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary,
passionate indifference is necessary in order for you
not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.
- Karel Capek

If one must fight or create, it is necessary that this
be preceded by the broadest possible knowledge.
- Karel Capek

Cognition is not fighting, but once someone knows a lot,
he will have much to fight for, so much that he will
be called a relativist because of it.
- Karel Capek

You can have a revolution wherever you like,
except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end,
you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices.
- Karel Capek

Art must not serve might.
- Karel Capek

Relativism is neither a method of fighting,
nor a method of creating, for both of these are uncompromising
and at times even ruthless;
rather,
it is a method of cognition.
- Karel Capek

Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.
- Karel Capek

There came into the world an unlimited abundance of everything people need.
But people need everything except unlimited abundance.
- Karel Capek

Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race.
Do not spare the men.
Do not spare the women.
Preserve only the factories, railroads,
machines, mines, and raw materials.
Destroy everything else.
Then return to work.
Work must not cease.
- Karel Capek

I've found a place that would amaze you.
People used to live there, but now it's all overgrown and no one goes there.
Absolutely no one - only me...
Just a little house and a garden.
And two dogs.
- Karel Capek

You still stand watch, O human star,
burning without a flicker,
perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit.
Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand,
from age to age, world without end.
- Karel Capek

Any acceleration constitutes progress,
Miss Glory.
Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work.
From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense.
Simply wasted time.
An untenable waste of time.
- Karel Capek

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists,
Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is -
and that is the point I want to stress -
that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word.
- Karel Capek

It was a great thing to be a human being.
It was something tremendous.
Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing
in me like bees in a hive.
Gentlemen, it was a great thing.
- Karel Capek

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shine your Light of God wherever you see darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The grass is not always greener
on the other side of the fence.
Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered.
When crossing over fences, carry water with you
and tend the grass wherever you may be.
- Anonymous

There are no good-byes.
Wherever we are, you'll always be in my heart.
- Anonymous

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The will to believe chases out the rational mind,
whenever and wherever the two come into conflict.
- Philip K. Dick

Money is only a tool.
It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not
replace you as the driver.
- Ayn Rand

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste,
and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly,
wherever he travels.
- Henry B. Adams

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
- Conrad Hall

Wherever you are - be all there.
- Jim Elliot

I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me,
but here's why...
I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer,
I stay in every avenue you can think of.
- Mickey Spillane

Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked.
- Steve Wozniak

Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.
- Virgil

I'm happy wherever I go, whatever I do.
I'm happy in Iowa, I'm happy here in California.
- Ashton Kutcher

I consider it part of my responsibility as President
of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes
of Islam wherever they appear.
- Barack Obama

Then, of course, I played alto and tenor,
wherever there were jobs.
- Gerry Mulligan

I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mary Harris Jones

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus

One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths
intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
- Hermann Hesse

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory,
be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done,
there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
- Horatio Nelson

Our information lives will be better served when we
are free to get to our information from wherever we are,
with any device available.
- Donald Norman

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
- E. M. Forster

I'm not saying we need to stop immigration at all;
people can come from wherever.
- Jeb Bradley

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity;
whenever there is opportunity,
there lurks danger.
The two are inseparable.
They go together.
- Earl Nightingale

You know, we travelled a lot when I was a kid because
my father was wherever the work was.
- Katey Sagal

I can't very well tell my batters don't hit it to him.
Wherever they hit it, he's there anyway.
- Gil Hodges

If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever,
there are heroes who rise above it.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Gilligan's Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind.
- Bob Denver

If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided,
they should be confined within the narrowest limits,
and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States.
- Martin Van Buren

Wherever there's opportunity, the mafia will be there.
- Johnny Kelly

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner

Wherever you turn, there is always something wrong with the politicians.
They have everything they need to save the world,
and they don't save it.
- Nana Mouskouri


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