„Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.“

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„Time moves and yet we do not notice it.“

—  Dante Alighieri Italian poet 1265 - 1321
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„Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 BC
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„Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
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„Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- teach.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

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„There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.“

—  Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis American publisher 1850 - 1933
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