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November 24, 2015
Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens. Against stupidity the gods th ...
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The meekest of animals will fight bravely when it is backed against a wall, for it has nothing left to lose. A poor man is more deadly than a rich man because he puts less value on his own life.
R. A. Salvatore, The Crystal Shard
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Our deeds are like children that are born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Nay, children may be strangled, but deeds never: they have an indestructible life both in and out of our ...
George Eliot, Romola, 1863
If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
An attempt is already underway to revise history - To leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the ...
John J. Sirica
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers ...
Edward R. Murrow
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
At the end of our time on earth, if we have lived fully, we will not be able to say, I was always happy. Hopefully we will be able to say, I have experienced a lifetime of real moments, and many of ...
Arbeit macht frei. Work sets you free.
Major Rudolph Hoss, Auschwitz Gate
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington
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