Reasonable People

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw

(via quote vadis)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Ah, yes…progress.

    Genocide is an excellent way to adapt the world to yourself, don’t you think?

  2. I do not agree that you cant make the environment adapt to yourself. You just have to find the right environment

  3. What about Jobs, Gates, Edison, Tesla, Feyman…?

  4. Godwin’s law … right in the first posting. Can you fail any more than that?

  5. Grey, Maybe you should brush up on Godwin’s law (applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations).

    What we have here is a quote from a man who was really cheerleading for Hitler… not in the abstract… (like the real Hitler)While Hitler was killing everybody( for real Yo).

  6. Yo, and I guess Tina didn’t post that quote to show her support of anti-semitic ideas but to make people think about those words without the (indeed horrible) context.

    Demonstrating once open-mindedness by immediately focusing on the Hitler connection instead of thinking what the discussion initially was meant to be about is a wonderful example for Godwin’s law (which applies also, but not especially, to mentioning Nazis in an otherwise perfectly normal situation).