„If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.“

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John Wooden4
1910 - 2010

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„America must always be the world's paramount military power, but we can magnify our power through alliances.“

— John F. Kerry politician from the United States 1943
May 27, 2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/27/politics/campaign/27CND-KERR.html?ex=1089864000&en=d7e191761ad35943&ei=5070&hp


„Tonight the lilacs magnify
The easy passion, the ever-ready love
Of the lover that lies within us and we breathe“

— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: p>Tonight the lilacs magnify The easy passion, the ever-ready love Of the lover that lies within us and we breatheAn odor evoking nothing, absolute. We encounter in the dead middle of the night The purple odor, the abundant bloom.</p

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„The eyes of childhood are magnifying lenses.“

— Edward Teller Hungarian-American nuclear physicist 1908 - 2003
Memoirs : A Twentieth Century Journey in Science and Politics (2001), co-written with Judith Shoolery, p. 5

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„May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed does not mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life.“

— Heber J. Grant President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1856 - 1945
Grant (1945) in: " Last conference talk as LDS Church President http://www.moroni10.com/General_Conference/Heber_Grant_Final_Talk.html", 116th Annual General Conference, April 1945

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„Magnify the divine mystery and the holiness of mankind.“

— Franz Werfel Austrian-Bohemian author 1890 - 1945
Preface to Das Lied Von Bernadette [The Song of Bernadette] (1941)

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„War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times.“

— Howard Zinn author and historian 1922 - 2010
Context: We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children. War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times. "The Old Way of Thinking" http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Zinn/Old_Way_Thinking.html, in The Progressive (November 2001)

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„The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass available.“

— Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969

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„If we could have ended the war by showing the power of science without killing a single person, all of us would now be happier, more reasonable and much more safe.“

— Edward Teller Hungarian-American nuclear physicist 1908 - 2003
As quoted in "Edward Teller Is Dead at 95; Fierce Architect of H-Bomb" http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/10/obituaries/edward-teller-is-dead-at-95-fierce-architect-of-hbomb.html, New York Times (Sept. 10, 2003) by Walter Sullivan.

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