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41 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
42 In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
theory, practice, difference
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
43 Space is only a two-hour drive away, if your car could go vertically upwards.
space, travel, distance, relativity
Fred Hoyle
44 If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
individual, collective_intelligence
(African proverb)
45 This present moment used to be the unimaginable future.
future, present
Stewart Brand
46 Caring about something makes people vulnerable. Not caring gives you power.
care, freedom, power
Randall Munroe 2015-01-30
47 Complete freedom is incompatible with life.
freedom, slavery, life
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2009-07-31
48 My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents.
religion, truth
Arthur C. Clarke
49 Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand.
miracle, mystery, knowledge, superstition
Tomáš J. Fülöpp
50 Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije.
hope, life, dream
Erich Maria Remarque
51 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
52 Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
miracle
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
53 There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum.
nationalism, flag, Apollo
Arthur C. Clarke
54 Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
nature, miracle, religion, science
Saint Augustine
55 Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
Albert Camus
56 A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
planning, compromise, Camel
(unknown)
57 The soul invariably travels at the speed of a camel.
travel, jet_lag, Camel, soul, adaptation
(Arabic saying)
58 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
59 As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
nothing, wisdom
Socrates
60 Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
philosophy, happiness
(unknown)

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