„This is a fierce bad rabbit;
look at his savage whiskers,
and his claws and his turned-up tail.“

— Beatrix Potter

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1866 - 1943
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„Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.“

— Beatrix Potter English children's writer and illustrator 1866 - 1943
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

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„People”—Geralt turned his head—“like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves.“

— Andrzej Sapkowski, The Last Wish
Context: “People," Geralt turned his head, "like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves. When they get blind-drunk, cheat, steal, beat their wives, starve an old woman, when they kill a trapped fox with an axe or riddle the last existing unicorn with arrows, they like to think that the Bane entering cottages at daybreak is more monstrous than they are. They feel better then. They find it easier to live.”

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„A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting... Thus a man of knowledge sweats and puffs and if one looks at him he is just like an ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under his control.“

— Carlos Castaneda Peruvian-American author 1925 - 1998
Carlos Castaneda (1971) Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan. p. 85; As cited in: Eugene Dupuis (2001) Time Shift: Managing Time to Create a Life You Love. Ch. 5: Self Management

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„As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind
To look out thorough, and his frailty find. 1“

— Samuel Daniel Poet and historian 1562 - 1619
History of the Civil War (1595), Book iv, Stanza 84, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made", Edmund Waller, Verses upon his Divine Poesy.

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