— William Feather Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981
„The whole sense of the book might be summed up the following words: what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Original German: Man könnte den ganzen Sinn des Buches etwa in die Worte fassen: Was sich überhaupt sagen lässt, lässt sich klar sagen; und wovon man nicht reden kann, darüber muss man schweigen. Introduction
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
— Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
Chapter 20 (p. 227)
— Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Chapter 24 (p. 143)
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
From William Bruce Cameron's Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963), p. 13. The comment is part of a longer paragraph and does not appear in quotations in Cameron's book, and other sources http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22not%20everything%20that%20can%20be%20counted%20counts%22%20cameron&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=bks:1&source=og&sa=N&tab=wp such as The Student's Companion to Sociology (p. 92) http://books.google.com/books?id=KMsB1GE8dBEC&lpg=PA92&dq=%22Not%20everything%20that%20can%20be%20counted%20counts%22&pg=PA92#v=onepage&q=%22Not%20everything%20that%20can%20be%20counted%20counts%22&f=false attribute the quote to Cameron. A number of recent books http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbo=p&tbs=bks:1&q=%22not+everything+that+can+be+counted%22+einstein+princeton&start=0&sa=N claim that Einstein had a sign with these words in his office in Princeton, but until a reliable historical source can be found to support this, skepticism is warranted. The earliest source on Google Books that mentions the quote in association with Einstein and Princeton is Charles A. Garfield's 1986 book Peak Performers: The New Heroes of American Business, in which he wrote on p. 156: : Albert Einstein liked to underscore the micro/macro partnership with a remark from Sir George Pickering that he chalked on the blackboard in his office at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
„Toadvine sat with his boots crossed before the fire. No man can acquaint himself with everything on this earth, he said.“
— Cormac McCarthy American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter 1933
„Even when nothing happens, everything seems too much for me. What can be said, then, in the presence of an event, any event?“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
— Will Eisner American cartoonist 1917 - 2005
— George Jean Nathan American drama critic and magazine editor 1882 - 1958
" Undeveloped Notes http://books.google.com/books?id=xIEcAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA137#v=onepage," The Smart Set (August 1922) The World in Falseface http://books.google.com/books?id=7rlEAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage (1923)
„The strength of American democracy is shown most clearly through the difficulties it can overcome.“
— Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
Context: I know that many of my supporters are disappointed. I am too. But our disappointment must be overcome by our love of country. And I say to our fellow members of the world community, let no one see this contest as a sign of American weakness. The strength of American democracy is shown most clearly through the difficulties it can overcome.
— Parmenides ancient Greek philosopher -501 - -450 p. n. e.
Frag. B 3, quoted by Plotinus, Enneads V, i.8