„Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near“

—  Paulo Coelho, book Aleph

Source: Aleph

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Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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„What you most want,
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—  Attar of Nishapur Persian Sufi poet 1145 - 1230

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—  Jerry Seinfeld American comedian and actor 1954

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—  Matthew Henry Theologician from Wales 1662 - 1714

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„This is a long tough road we have to travel.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

Letter to Vernon Prichard (27 August 1942), published in The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower (1970) edited by Alfred Dupont Chandler, p. 505
Context: This is a long tough road we have to travel. The men that can do things are going to be sought out just as surely as the sun rises in the morning. Fake reputations, habits of glib and clever speech, and glittering surface performance are going to be discovered.

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„You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.“

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„Sometimes it's a little better to travel than to arrive“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Source: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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