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Tupac Shakur154
rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
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Andrzej Majewski13
Polish writer and photographer 1966
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Kurt Cobain156
American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
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Cornelius Keagon25
Liberian humanitarian aid worker 1996
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Sukavich Rangsitpol31
Thai politician 1935
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„The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.“

—  Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965

On receiving the "Family of Man" Award from the Protestant Council of the City of New York (28 October 1964)

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„He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance.“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Socrates, 14.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 2: Socrates, his predecessors and followers

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„The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.“

—  Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 BC

The words of Socrates, as quoted by Diogenes Laertius.
Misattributed

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„The wise is one only. It is unwilling and willing to be called by the name of Zeus.“

—  Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535

Fragment 32
Numbered fragments
Original: (el) ἓν τὸ σοφὸν μοῦνον λέγεσθαι οὐκ ἐθέλει καὶ ἐθέλει Ζηνὸς ὄνομα

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„There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 BC

Socrates II: xxxi http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=D.+L.+2.5.31&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0257#note-link14. Original Greek: ἓν μόνον ἀγαθὸν εἶναι, τὴν ἐπιστήμην, καὶ ἓν μόνον κακόν, τὴν ἀμαθίαν
Diogenes Laertius
Variant: The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

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„Nothing is hidden so much that it wouldn’t be revealed through its fruit.“

—  Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541

Paracelsus - Doctor of our Time (1992)

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„Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

Source: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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„It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Cited as an example of "What Mark Twain Didn't Say" in Mark Twain by Geoffrey C. Ward, et al.
Misattributed
Variant: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

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„There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.“

—  Dante Alighieri, book Inferno

Canto V, lines 121–123 (tr. Longfellow).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno

Patrick Rothfuss photo

„The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.“

—  Henry Beston, book The Outermost House

p. 57: Ch. 3 http://books.google.com/books?lr=&id=edhCAAAAIAAJ&q=%22The+three+great+elemental+sounds+in+nature+are+the+sound+of+rain+the+sound+of+wind+in+a+primeval+wood+and+the+sound+of+outer+ocean+on+a+beach%22&pg=PA57#v=onepage
The Outermost House, 1928

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„…she was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, book The Lucky One

Elizabeth Green, Chapter 15, Beth, p. 274
Variant: Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doin them with the right people.(Elizabeth Green)
Source: 2000s, The Lucky One (2008)

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„Nobody seen form. It's state of mind where you are confident and you think very positively.“

—  MS Dhoni Indian cricket player 1981

Half the battle is in your head.What dhoni think about form. https://www.scoopwhoop.com/sports/ms-dhoni/

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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