„If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.“

—  Yogi Berra

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, ISBN 0786867752, p. 154
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American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

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„If the system of perfect liberty to industry and commerce were the prevailing system of nations,“

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