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Voltaire: "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."

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God saw a problem on Earth that nobody else could solve - So He created you...

 

I'm sorry, but I don't know who the quote was originally by.

 

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I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.

Frank Sinatra

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

 

John Barrymore

 

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Love is a better teacher than duty.

Albert Einstein

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There’s nothing wrong with mixing old and new, with combining different furniture styles, colours and patterns. Anything that is in your taste will automatically fuse to form an entire relaxing environment. A home does not need to be planned down to the smallest detail or contrived; it should be an amalgamation of the things that its owner loves and feels at home with. – Josef Frank

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Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

-Ronald Reagan

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“There is something still worse, however, than being either criticized or dismantled by careless readers: it is being ignored. Since the status of a claim depends on later users' insertions, what if there are no later users whatsoever? This is the point that people who never come close to the fabrication of science have the greatest difficulty in grasping. They imagine that all scientific articles are equal and arrayed in lines like soldiers, to be carefully inspected one by one. However, most papers are never read at all. No matter what a paper did to the former literature, if no one else does anything with it, then it is as if it never existed at all. You may have written a paper that settles a fierce controversy once and for all, but if readers ignore it, it cannot be turned into a fact; it simply cannot. …You may protest against this injustice; you may treasure the certitude of being right in your inner heart; but it will never go further than your inner heart; you will never go further in certitude without the help of others.” (Bruno Latour, Science in Action, p. 40 (1987))

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Daniel Kleitman:

The worst thing you can do to a problem is solve it completely.

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To every man is given the key to heaven.

The same key opens the gates to hell.

Richard Feynman, Physiker, Lecture 1963: „The meaning of it all“

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Money is spiritual. Connect with the spirit and money will flow. To keep the spirit, you must be legal, ethical, and moral.

 

If we learn to be stewards of money,

rather than gatherers of money, it

teaches us to bring quality and

intelligence to our use of financial

resources in ways that reflect our

inner wealth.

 

Blood in the body must flow to all parts of the

body for health to be maintained. When

blood slows down and begins to stop or

clot, the body becomes sick. When water

is moving and flowing, it cleanses, it

purifies, it makes things green, it creates

growth. When water slows down, it starts to

sludge, and becomes toxic. This is also true

of money. Accumulating and holding

large amounts of money can have the

same toxic effect on our lives.

Money is most useful when it is moving &

flowing, contributed & shared, directed &

invested in that which is life affirming.

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The best material model of a cat is another, or preferably the same cat. (Norbert Wiener)

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How Many a Time, Beloved… – M. Eminescu

 

How many a time, beloved, no longer do I know,

 

There seems to spread before me a sea of ice and snow;

 

And not a single star does in the heaven shine,

 

Only the yellow moon quite far away… a sign.

 

While o’er the drifted waste of frozen ocean there

 

A bird with weary wings hangs in the winter air.

 

Its mate has gone ahead, and left it all alone,

 

Together with a flock that to the west has flown.

 

And so it gazes after, with tired, straining eyes,

 

But is no longer sorry now, nor glad… and dies,

 

While do its parting dreams the happy past pursue.

 

Day by day I’m farther, beloved one, from you,

 

And slowly, cold and darkness do take me for their prey…

 

While you fly on for ever, midst time’s eternal day.

 

M. Eminescu

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How Many a Time, Beloved… – M. Eminescu

 

How many a time, beloved, no longer do I know,

 

There seems to spread before me a sea of ice and snow;

 

And not a single star does in the heaven shine,

 

Only the yellow moon quite far away… a sign.

 

While o’er the drifted waste of frozen ocean there

 

A bird with weary wings hangs in the winter air.

 

Its mate has gone ahead, and left it all alone,

 

Together with a flock that to the west has flown.

 

And so it gazes after, with tired, straining eyes,

 

But is no longer sorry now, nor glad… and dies,

 

While do its parting dreams the happy past pursue.

 

Day by day I’m farther, beloved one, from you,

 

And slowly, cold and darkness do take me for their prey…

 

While you fly on for ever, midst time’s eternal day.

 

M. Eminescu

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The mark of a mature man is a certain scar he bears: the memory of a perfect woman never won, or of a once-true love forever lost. However much he may love you, he is only here because she is not.

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