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“For we are like olives: only when we are crushed do we yield what is best in us.” - Talmud

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" - Hamlet

"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." - Chaucer

"Thy right is to work only, but never to its fruits; let the fruit of action be not thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction." - Bhagavad Gita

"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me, and the moral law within me" - Immanuel Kant

"People are terrified of crime and shun misfortune, but when a misfortune actually strikes, everyone who can gathers around for a look, and stares at the axe lodged in the skull, at the old woman pinned under the streetcar.” - Bohumil Hrabal

"But the leap of faith itself — this placing of your life at God's service — is a leap over reason's edge. This does not make it irrational, any more than falling in love is irrational." - GK Chesterton

"To be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week’s newspapers." - Nassim Taleb