„She was of course only too good for him; but as nobody minds having what is too good for them, he was very steadily earnest in the pursuit of the blessing…“

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„He was a good sportsman too. He was an excellent fast bowler and a good fielder. He was also a very good kabaddi player.“

—  Rajinikanth Indian actor 1950

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„After the election he borrowed books of Stuart, took them home with him, and went at it in good earnest.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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„She was a very good-looking woman, and extremely intelligent. But she wasn’t really very female; she had too much of a male intelligence.“

—  Friedrich Hayek Austrian and British economist and Nobel Prize for Economics laureate 1899 - 1992

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„The Barbarian hopes — and that is the very mark of him — that he can have his cake and eat it too. He will consume what civilisation has slowly produced after generations of selection and effort but he will not be at pains to replace such goods nor indeed has he a comprehension of the virtue that has brought them into being.“

—  Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953

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„He that dies in an earnest pursuit, is like one that is wounded in hot blood; who, for the time, scarce feels the hurt; and therefore a mind fixed, and bent upon somewhat that is good, doth avert the dolors of death.“

—  Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626

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„Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good.“

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