“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” — Robert A. Heinlein (Time Enough for Love)
"Kodawari (japanese): a mind-set of determined and scrupulous attention to detail, motivated by a sincere passion and self-discipline; knowing that some of these efforts will go unrecognised"
"Gestalt (german): An overall pattern / configuration; the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
"Holon (english, new, coined by Arthur Koestler): Combining holos (all, whole) with on (denoting a part), reflecting the idea that everything is simultaneously a whole and a part." (Tim lomas, the positive lexicography)