„The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.“

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—  Christiaan Huygens Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher 1629 - 1695
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„Everything new endangers something old.“

—  Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
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