„To see truth as truth, we don't need a lot of study. It's not complicated. What we need is pure observation. An open mind and fresh eyes will serve us well.“

—  Ilchi Lee

Fonte: Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential

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South Korean businessman 1950

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