„Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor.“

—  Sherman Alexie, livro The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Fonte: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.

Stobaeus, iv. 32a. 19
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„Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice.“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.

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„You teach people how to treat you.“

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„Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“

—  Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604

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„Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die.“

—  Beilby Porteus Bishop of Chester; Bishop of London 1731 - 1809

Fonte: Death: A Poetical Essay (1759), Line 316. Compare: "There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die", Thomas Tickell, On the Death of Mr. Addison (1721), line 81.; "He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live", Michel de Montaigne, Essay, book i. chap. ix.; "I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die", Sandys, Anglorum Speculum, p. 903.

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„You can't teach colour from Cézanne, you can only teach it from something like this bubble-gum wrapper.“

—  Allan Kaprow American artist 1927 - 2006

PORTRAITS, Talking with Artists at the Met, The Modern, The Louvre and Elsewhere (1998) by Michael Kimmelman http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/kimmelman1.htm

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