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41 A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.
safety, ship, harbour
John A. Shedd 1928
42 When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
identity, change
Lao Tzu
43 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
44 In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
theory, practice, difference
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
45 Space is only a two-hour drive away, if your car could go vertically upwards.
space, travel, distance, relativity
Fred Hoyle
46 If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
individual, collective_intelligence
(African proverb)
47 This present moment used to be the unimaginable future.
future, present
Stewart Brand
48 Caring about something makes people vulnerable. Not caring gives you power.
care, freedom, power
Randall Munroe 2015-01-30
49 Complete freedom is incompatible with life.
freedom, slavery, life
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2009-07-31
50 My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents.
religion, truth
Arthur C. Clarke
51 Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand.
miracle, mystery, knowledge, superstition
Tomáš J. Fülöpp
52 Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije.
hope, life, dream
Erich Maria Remarque
53 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
54 Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
miracle
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
55 There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum.
nationalism, flag, Apollo
Arthur C. Clarke
56 Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
nature, miracle, religion, science
Saint Augustine
57 Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
Albert Camus
58 A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
planning, compromise, Camel
(unknown)
59 The soul invariably travels at the speed of a camel.
travel, jet_lag, Camel, soul, adaptation
(Arabic saying)
60 We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
religion, god, atheism
Richard Dawkins 2006

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