„It got so that when he closed his eyes, letters and words danced in his mind. He thought of little else during that time.“

Source: Eragon

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„Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.“

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Y así, del poco dormir y del mucho leer, se le secó el cerebro, de manera que vino a perder el juicio.
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„There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, book Essays

Il n'est si homme de bien, qu'il mette à l'examen des loix toutes ses actions et pensées, qui ne soit pendable dix fois en sa vie.
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