„Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.“

—  Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest (1866), Part 5, XXII
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„Some of the words you'll find within yourself,
the rest some power will inspire you to say.“

—  Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
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„If you have nothing to say and want badly to say it, then all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1902 - 1983
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