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41 It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
understanding
Upton Sinclair 1935
42 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
43 This too shall pass.
time
(Sufi adage)
44 A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.
safety, ship, harbour
John A. Shedd 1928
45 When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
identity, change
Lao Tzu
46 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
47 In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
theory, practice, difference
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
48 Space is only a two-hour drive away, if your car could go vertically upwards.
space, travel, distance, relativity
Fred Hoyle
49 If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
individual, collective_intelligence
(African proverb)
50 This present moment used to be the unimaginable future.
future, present
Stewart Brand
51 Caring about something makes people vulnerable. Not caring gives you power.
care, freedom, power
Randall Munroe 2015-01-30
52 Complete freedom is incompatible with life.
freedom, slavery, life
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2009-07-31
53 My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents.
religion, truth
Arthur C. Clarke
54 Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand.
miracle, mystery, knowledge, superstition
Tomáš J. Fülöpp
55 Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije.
hope, life, dream
Erich Maria Remarque
56 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
57 Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
miracle
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
58 There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum.
nationalism, flag, Apollo
Arthur C. Clarke
59 Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
nature, miracle, religion, science
Saint Augustine
60 Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
Albert Camus

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