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41 A good traveller is not intent on arriving.
vacilando, travel
Lao Tzu
42 It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
understanding
Upton Sinclair 1935
43 Naším opravdovým osudem je možná být věčně na cestě, neustále litovat a nostalgicky toužit, stále dychtit po odpočinku, ale bez přestání bloudit. Posvátná je ve skutečnosti jen ta cesta, jejíž cíl neznáme, ale po které přesto vytrvalo jdeme, kráčejíce temnotou vstříc nebezpečí, aníž víme, co nás čeká.
travel, wander, vacilando
Stefan Zweig
44 This too shall pass.
time
(Sufi adage)
45 A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.
safety, ship, harbour
John A. Shedd 1928
46 When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
identity, change
Lao Tzu
47 Very smart ideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good an idea is.
David Dunning
48 In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
theory, practice, difference
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
49 Space is only a two-hour drive away, if your car could go vertically upwards.
space, travel, distance, relativity
Fred Hoyle
50 If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
individual, collective_intelligence
(African proverb)
51 This present moment used to be the unimaginable future.
future, present
Stewart Brand
52 Caring about something makes people vulnerable. Not caring gives you power.
care, freedom, power
Randall Munroe 2015-01-30
53 Complete freedom is incompatible with life.
freedom, slavery, life
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2009-07-31
54 My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents.
religion, truth
Arthur C. Clarke
55 Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand.
miracle, mystery, knowledge, superstition
Tomáš J. Fülöpp
56 Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije.
hope, life, dream
Erich Maria Remarque
57 By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher...and that is a good thing for any man.
marriage, philosophy
Socrates
58 Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
miracle
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
59 There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum.
nationalism, flag, Apollo
Arthur C. Clarke
60 Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
nature, miracle, religion, science
Saint Augustine

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