„Everything great has already been said. But the person who knows how to stimulate his soul with the magnificence of it is always something new.“

Fonte: The Second Light (1986), p. 14

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História
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„One thing has always been true: That book or that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend.“

—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988

Fonte: Education of a Wandering Man (1989), Ch. 1
Contexto: A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.
My life may not be great to others, but to me it has been one of steady progression, never dull, often exciting, often hungry, tired, and lonely, but always learning. Somewhere back down the years I decided, or my nature decided for me, that I would be a teller of stories.
Decisions had to be made and there was nobody but me to make them. My course altered a number of times but never deviated from the destination I had decided upon. Whether this was altogether a matter of choice I do not know. Perhaps my early reading and the storytelling at home had preconditioned me for the role I adopted.
Somewhere along the line I had fallen in love with learning, and it became a lifelong romance. Early on I discovered it was fun to follow along the byways of history to find those treasures that await any searcher. It may be that all later decisions followed naturally from that first one.
One thing has always been true: That book or that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend.

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„He's always been the person who's made me laugh most. He uses humour in a very disarming way. I've seen how people enjoy his company and have always envied that, and have wanted to aspire to that.“

—  Jack Whitehall British comedian, television presenter and actor 1988

Whitehall, about his father Michael
Hattenstone, Simon (14 December 2013), "Comedians and their parents: Jack Whitehall and father Michael" https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2013/dec/14/jack-whitehall-michael-whitehall-backchat, The Guardian. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

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„A person who wills to have a good will, already has a good will“

—  William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966

Fonte: The Meaning of God in Human Experience (1912), Ch. XIV : The Need of an Absolute, p. 197.
Contexto: A person who wills to have a good will, already has a good will--in its rudiments. There is solid satisfaction in knowing that the mere desire to get out of an old habit is a material advance upon the condition of submergence in that habit. The longest step toward cleanliness is made when one gains--nothing but dissatisfaction with dirt.

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„A young person is a person with nothing to learn
One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn…“

—  Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971

"Fortunately"
Versus (1949)
Contexto: A young person is a person with nothing to learn
One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn...
It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first
day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet,
And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn
without running a nail in its feet....
Meanwhile psychologists grow rich
Writing that the young are ones' should not
undermine the self-confidence of which.

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„This movement of matter, then, could not fail to produce something, and whatever it is will always be admired by the unthinking person who does not realize how close it came to not being made.“

—  Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655

The Other World (1657)
Contexto: You are amazed that matter can form a man when matter is all mixed up at random and so many things go into making a person. But do you not realize that before matter forms someone it has also stopped along the way to make a stone, lead, coral, a flower, or a comet because there was too much or too little of it to make a human being? No wonder, then, that an infinite amount of incessantly moving and changing matter makes up the few animals, vegetables and minerals that we see. No wonder, either, that if you throw dice a hundred times, they will all show the same numbers at some point.
This movement of matter, then, could not fail to produce something, and whatever it is will always be admired by the unthinking person who does not realize how close it came to not being made.

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