„The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.“

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„We do not know what the unicorn looks like.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Book of Imaginary Beings (1957), as translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
Contexto: It is universally held that the unicorn is a supernatural being and of auspicious omen; so say the odes, the annals, the biographies of worthies, and other texts whose authority is unimpeachable. Even village women and children know that the unicorn is a lucky sign. But this animal does not figure among the barnyard animals, it is not always easy to come across, it does not lend itself to zoological classification. Nor is it like the horse or bull, the wolf or deer. In such circumstances we may be face to face with a unicorn and not know for sure that we are. We know that a certain animal with a mane is a horse and that a certain animal with horns is a bull. We do not know what the unicorn looks like.

Bono photo

„History, like God, is watching what we do.“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

National Prayer Breakfast (2006)
Contexto: There is a continent — Africa — being consumed by flames.
I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital revolution, and what we did — or did not to — to put the fire out in Africa.
History, like God, is watching what we do.

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Jacques Parizeau photo

„Well, in a case like this, what do we do? We spit in our hands and we start over!“

—  Jacques Parizeau Canadian politician 1930 - 2015

Bon, ben, dans un cas comme ça, qu'est-ce qu'on fait? On se crache dans les mains et on recommence!
1995 referendum concession speech.

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„We do what we can do means what exactly means, that we do what we can do.“

—  Mariano Rajoy Spanish politician 1955

26 June, 2017
As President, 2017
Fonte: Vozópuli http://www.vozpopuli.com/espana/Rajoy-Conteste-senor-Barcenas-telefono_2_1048115186.html

Lewis Carroll photo

„One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

This is a paraphrase of statement in a thank you note from Carroll to a childhood friend, the actress Ellen Terry, published in Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time (1997), p. 126 https://books.google.com/books?id=2PkzZ9KaRlwC&lpg=PA126&vq=%22do%20for%20others%22&pg=PA126#v=snippet&q=%22do%20for%20others%22&f=fals by Nina Auerbach: "... and so you have found out that secret — one of the deep secrets of Life — that all, that is really worth the doing, is what we do for others?"
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Arthur Conan Doyle photo

„Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle, livro As aventuras de Sherlock Holmes

Fonte: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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