„One man's fish is another man's poisson.“

Source: The Vesuvius Club

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—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

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„Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a sub-prime fish loan and you're in business, buddy.“

—  Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

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„A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.“

—  Irina Dunn Australian writer, documentary maker and Nuclear Disarmament Party politician 1948

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„A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.“

—  Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934

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„Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“

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„Now that man can fly through the air like a bird … and swim in the sea like a fish, wouldn't it be wonderful if he could just walk the earth like a man?“

—  Jack Paar American author, radio and television comedian and talk show host 1918 - 2004

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„Then swiftly, neatly, with the grace of the young man on the trapeze, he was gone from his body.
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