„She wasn't tracking down her father to learn more about him. She was tracking him down to learn more about herself.“

—  Brad Meltzer, livro The Inner Circle

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„Once a woman declared that she was desperately in love with him, and he took her to bed with him. "How shall I enter that item in your expense ledger?" asked his accountant later, on learning that she had got 4,000 gold pieces out of him; and Vespasian replied, "Just put it down to 'passion for Vespasian'."“

—  Sueton, livro The Twelve Caesars

Original: (la) Expugnatus autem a quadam, quasi amore suo deperiret, cum perductae pro concubitu sestertia quadringenta donasset, admonente dispensatore, quem ad modum summam rationibus vellet inferri, "Vespasiano," inquit, "adamato".
Fonte: The Twelve Caesars, Vespasian, Ch. 22

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„Watch a man at play for an hour and you can learn more about him than in talking to him for a year.“

—  Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.

Attributed to Plato in Confidence : How to Succeed at Being Yourself (1987) by Alan Loy McGinnis, this is probably a paraphrase of a statement which occurs in Letter of Advice to a Young Gentleman Leaving the University Concerning His Behaviour and Conversation in the World (1907) by Richard Lindgard: "Take heed of playing often or deep at Dice and Games of Chance, for that is more chargeable than the seven deadly sins; yet you may allow yourself a certain easie Sum to spend at Play, to gratifie Friends, and pass over the Winter Nights, and that will make you indifferent for the Event. If you would read a man’s Disposition, see him Game; you will then learn more of him in one hour, than in seven Years Conversation, and little Wagers will try him as soon as great Stakes, for then he is off his Guard."
You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Attributed to Plato in Food Is the Frosting-Company Is the Cake (2007) by Maggie Marshall
You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Attributed to Plato by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as quoted in "Aspiring philosopher Palin quotes 'Plato'" (9 July 2009) http://thinkprogress.org/2009/07/09/palin-plato/

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„The more we learn about volcanoes, the more we learn about the earth. Learning about the earth is more important than it has ever been.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, 'Science Guy' Visits Volcano, The Chronicle, Centralia, Washington, May 18, 2009, Paula Collucci]

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„But the thing about getting rejected is that you reflect and think and analyze about why you got turned down. You learn a lot more from stories about getting rejected than stories about becoming happy.“

—  Makoto Shinkai Japanese anime director and former graphic designer 1973

Interviewed on Anime Diet http://animediet.net/conventions/the-garden-of-thoughts-an-interview-with-makoto-shinkai
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„One of the things about Adrianne I was always grateful for was that she always wanted to learn and experience more things in the world. She was very thoughtful and interested. She loved literature and reading.“

—  Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014

Molly Vetter, friend of Wadewitz — quoted in: Wetzel, Diane. (April 23, 2014). "NP grad, Wikipedia editor dies in Calif." http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/np-grad-wikipedia-editor-dies-in-calif/article_c7be4462-ab39-53ad-b3e8-9055b51d3bdf.html NPTelegraph.com. North Platte, Nebraska. — and: Wetzel, Diane (April 23, 2014). "North Platte grad, 37, Wikipedia editor, dies in climbing fall" http://www.omaha.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429478/1707. Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska).

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„Every woman is worth more when she learns to read.“

—  Ramon Llull Majorcan writer and philosopher 1232 - 1316

Llull cited in: Lucie Hayes (2009) Frommer's 24 Great Walks in Barcelona. p. 47
Original: (oc) Tota dona val mes quan letra apren

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„The more I learn about history, the more savage I find it was.“

—  Robert Lynn Asprin American science fiction and fantasy author 1946 - 2008

Fonte: Wagers of Sin (1996), Chapter 19 (p. 372)

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„That she learned ballet not with the idea of becoming a full-fledged dancer. It was just to train my body and more for the sheer joy of learning something beautiful.“

—  Rukmini Devi Arundale Indian Bharatnatyam dancer 1904 - 1986

[Meduri, Avanthi, Rukmini Devi Arundale, 1904-1986: A Visionary Architect of Indian Culture and the Performing Arts, http://books.google.com/books?id=uNYZ1vp-xFIC, 1 January 2005, Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 978-81-208-2740, 8, 10]

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„I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them.“

—  Alan Grayson American politician 1958

In a response to Sarah Palin's comments at an Orlando fundraiser for his opponent, 3-15-2010 Verified user comment, Daily Kos Diary, ROFL! Grayson on Palin, by diarist "emilysdad", published Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 09:16:44 AM PDT http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2010/3/15/12619/1678/203#c203. "Grayson for Congress newsletter", March 12, 2010 http://www.graysonforcongress.com/newsletter_detail.asp?OptInEmailId=314.
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