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„We don’t live in order to die, we live in order to live.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Context: Belief in heaven and hell is a big deal in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and some forms of doctrinaire Buddhism. For the rest of us it’s simply meaningless. We don’t live in order to die, we live in order to live. in an interview http://www.viceland.com/int/v15n12/htdocs/ursula-k-le-guin-440.php?country=uk in Vice Magazine.

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„What fundamental biological principle gives the largest number the right to think they are preserved from error?“

—  Henri Laborit French physician, writer and philosopher 1914 - 1995
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„Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895
Context: Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. He who seeks it elsewhere will not find it for, having drunk from all the glasses of life, he will find satisfaction only in those.

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„I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popula... 1920 - 1992

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„Anyone from anywhere can do anything.“

—  Тайлер Джозеф American singer-songwriter and record producer 1988

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„Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845
Context: Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. Excellent Quotations for Home and School Selected for the use of Teachers and Pupils (1890) by Julia B. Hoitt, p. 218.

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