Point Of View Quotes

Three quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view.

There is – in our day, a powerful antidote to nonsense, which hardly existed in earlier times – I mean science. Science cannot be ignored or rejected, because it is bound up with modern technique; it is essential alike to prosperity in peace and to victory in war. That is, perhaps from an intellectual point […]

There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, evidence of what they would have done, they are […]

In Spain, Dos Passos found bombs horrifying, bloodshed gruesome, anarchists hounded by a Stalinist Camarilla, the People’s Front conceding to Anglo-French Imperialism and suppressing socialism. He consequently criticized the Stalinists to his companion. (Ernest Hemingway) Hemingway found bombs intriguing, bloodshed exciting, anarchists “treasonable,” the People’s Front noble, socialism nonsense. He consequently denounced his companion (John […]