„The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.“

—  Ram Dass

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American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of t… 1931 - 2019

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„In time, somebody criticizes them, time somebody says something about them that they don’t like too well, time they are disappointed, time they are defeated, even in a little game, they end up broken-hearted. They can’t stand up under it because they are centered in self.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

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„Property, possessions and riches had also finally trapped him. They were no longer a game and a toy. They had become a chain and a burden.“

—  Hermann Hesse German writer 1877 - 1962

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„Blackburn also took an interest in the dynamics of friendships between men and the psychological games that can become part of this.“

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„Once data are ruled out as arbiters among theories, those theories become pointless, just another clever intellectual game.“

—  Massimo Pigliucci chair of the Department of Philosophy at CUNY-Lehman College 1964

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„All of America's institutions have become too big to change.  Like sumo wrestlers in a basketball game, they move too slow.“

—  Paul Glover Community organizer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; American politician 1947

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