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1 Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
history, memory, mistake
George Santayana
2 Religion: Because thinking is hard.
religion, thinking, laziness
(unknown)
3 One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.
religion, morality
Arthur C. Clarke
4 You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something!
enemy, persuasion
Winston Churchill
5 Any man can stay sober in a desert, he mused, but only the loyal can sit in an oasis and refuse to part his lips.
temptation, virtue, desert, loyalty
Dan Brown 2017
6 The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.
honesty
Richard P. Feynman 1974
7 The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
conflict, intelligence, wisdom
F. Scott Fitzgerald 1936
8 Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others.
Martin_Eden, limit, knowledge, wisdom
Jack London 1909
9 Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo.
time, stone, water, drop, persistence
Ovid
10 Never memorize what you can look up in books.
memory
Albert Einstein
11 Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
12 To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
13 Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
death, decision
Steve Jobs 2005-06-14
14 Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
development, innovation
Mark Zuckerberg 2009
15 The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
writing, philosophy, time
Omar Khayyam
16 Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
philosophy
Omar Khayyam
17 Alea iacta est.
Suetonius
18 Naděje je nejkrásnější prokletí — naděje je jediné co zbývá.
hope, motivation
Jaromír Nohavica
19 Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
paranoia
Joseph Heller
20 The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time.
time, origin, hydrogen, Big_Bang, Universe
Randall Munroe 2012

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