„The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.“

—  José Saramago, livro Ensaio sobre a Cegueira

Fonte: Blindness (1995), p. 284

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escritor português 1922 - 2010

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—  Jun Hong Lu Australian Buddhist leader 1959

Quotes from Words of Wisdoms Vol.2
Original: (zh_Hant) 要學會理解別人。 每一個人都不會想到去瞭解別人, 都想讓別人瞭解自己, 這就是一切以“我”為出發點。 活在世界上, 少想自己,多想別人,多瞭解別人。

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—  Laurent Schwartz mathematician 1915 - 2002

A Mathematician Grappling With His Century (2001). Quoted in slide no.22 https://edpolicy.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/events/materials/elgw-boaler-ppt.pdf
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„I told you that your dream was a difficult one. It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.“

—  Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista

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Fonte: The Alchemist (1988), p. 15.

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„Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes control over other people's lives; and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

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