„Myself not ignorant of woe,
Compassion I have learned to show.“

Source: Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book I, p. 31

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„I learn to heet myself. Nobody show me“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

As paraphrased and quoted in "Sidelight on Sports: A Baseball Star is Born" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=d5dRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=52sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1293%2C4057980 by Al Abrams, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Tuesday, June 7, 1955), p. 20
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Context: Four years ago he was playing amateur softball in Puerto Rico. "I peetch and play shortstop," he said of his early days. "I no play outfield until pro ball." Roberto turned pro in 1952 with Santurce and last year played winter ball for that team with Willie Mays. Herman Franks, Giant coach, was the manager. "Wee-lee May and Herm Frank help me," he answered when I asked him if he had been given special instruction in the game by anyone. "May show me how to field and throw," he added. Did Mays or anyone show him how to hit? "No," he replied, pride in his voice. "I learn to heet myself. Nobody show me."

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„I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion.“

—  Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

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„I have always considered myself, when I learned what the word meant, I've always considered myself a Pagan.“

—  Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996

At the Neo-Pagan Starwood Festival (July 1991), recorded on Timothy Leary Live at Starwood (2001) http://www.freetimes.com/story/3493 by the Association for Consciousness Exploration ISBN 1-59157-002-6

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„I have to stand up for myself… I learned something that I could and should stand up for myself, and he learned something, which was she will stand up for herself.“

—  Carly Fiorina American corporate executive and politician 1954

David Webb Show http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/05/ohio-male-rnc-member-calls-carly-fiorina-hot-babe/ (5 August 2015).
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Citát „I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.“
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„I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

As quoted in The Story of Civilization : The Age of Reason Begins, 1558-1648 (1935) by Will Durant, p. 605
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„Like you, an alien in a land unknown,
I learn to pity woes so like my own.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700

Aeneis, Book I, lines 889–890.
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„Fortunately I have never learned to take the good advice I give myself nor the counsel of my fears.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961

Source: The Dangerous Summer (1985), Ch. 1

„I speak from ignorance.
Who once learned much, but speaks from ignorance now.“

—  Nathaniel Tarn American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator 1928

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„I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

Part 5: "The World of One Physicist", "But Is It Art?", p. 261
Context: I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world. It's difficult to describe because it's an emotion. It's analogous to the feeling one has in religion that has to do with a god that controls everything in the whole universe: there's a generality aspect that you feel when you think about how things that appear so different and behave so differently are all run "behind the scenes" by the same organization, the same physical laws. It's an appreciation of the mathematical beauty of nature, of how she works inside; a realization that the phenomena we see result from the complexity of the inner workings between atoms; a feeling of how dramatic and wonderful it is. It's a feeling of awe — of scientific awe — which I felt could be communicated through a drawing to someone who had also had this emotion. It could remind him, for a moment, of this feeling about the glories of the universe.

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„What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,
And from her own she learned to melt at others' woe.“

—  Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771

Hymn to Adversity http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=otad, St. 2 (1742)

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„I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.“

—  Dan Brown American author 1964

Interview at Brown's official site http://www.danbrown.com/novels/davinci_code/faqs.html
Context: Interestingly, if you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers. Some feel being baptized is sufficient. Others feel you must accept the Bible as absolute historical fact. Still others require a belief that all those who do not accept Christ as their personal savior are doomed to hell. Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may. By attempting to rigidly classify ethereal concepts like faith, we end up debating semantics to the point where we entirely miss the obvious — that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment. I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.

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