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„We stop the one who can't cease from seeking things outside, and practice with our bodies with a posture that seeks absolutely nothing. This is zazen.“

—  Kodo Sawaki Japanese zen Buddhist monk 1880 - 1965

"Zenshu," Collected Works, vol. 15 (Tokyo: Daihorinkaku, 1966), p. 336

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„School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.“

—  Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974


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„Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916

Overheard by his nephew, Billy James, in 1902; quoted in Leon Edel, Henry James: A Life, vol V: The Master 1901-1916 (1972).

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„A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
Context: Nana (to Mariam) : A man's heart isn't like a woman's womb, Mariam! It won't bleed, it won't make room for you. A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. I'm all you have in this world, Mariam and when I'm gone, you'll have nothing. You are nothing!

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„I don't worry too much about the choices I've made. When my days are over I'll have to answer for everything I've done. I don't grieve in any way about bad consequences for things I've done in my life.“

—  Lawrence Taylor All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1959

in 1999 before he was inducted in the Hall of Fame.

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„I'm retiring because there are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.“

—  Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016

As quoted in Secrets of Power Persuasion for Salespeople (2003) by Roger Dawson , p. 192

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„There are, indeed, things that cannot be put into words. They make themselves manifest. They are what is mystical.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Original German: Es gibt allerdings Unaussprechliches. Dies zeigt sich, es ist das Mystische.
1920s, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)

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„Possibly, but my concern is that there not be more things in my philosophy than are in heaven and earth.“

—  Willard van Orman Quine American philosopher and logician 1908 - 2000

Response to being quoted William Shakespeare's statement from Hamlet: "There are more things in heaven and earth… than are dreamt of in your philosophy." As quoted in ‪When God is Gone Everything Is Holy: The Making Of A Religious Naturalist‬ (2008) by ‪Chet Raymo‬
1980s and later

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„Writing well was almost the same as thinking well, and thinking well was the next thing to acting well.“

—  Thomas Mann, book The Magic Mountain

Source: The Magic Mountain (1924), Ch. 4
Context: Writing well was almost the same as thinking well, and thinking well was the next thing to acting well. All moral discipline, all moral perfection derived from the soul of literature, from the soul of human dignity, which was the moving spirit of both humanity and politics. Yes, they were all one, one and the same force, one and the same idea, and all of them could be comprehended in one single word... The word was — civilization!

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