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  • #1
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.”
    St Augustine

  • #2
    George Orwell
    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #3
    George Bernard Shaw
    “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.”
    George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  • #4
    Leo Tolstoy
    “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.”
    Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • #5
    Chris Hedges
    “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”
    Chris Hedges

  • #6
    Salman Rushdie
    “The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.”
    Salman Rushdie

  • #7
    Ernest Cline
    “I would argue that masturbation is the human animal's most important adaptation. The very cornerstone of our technological civilization. Our hands evolved to grip tools, all right—including our own. You see, thinkers, inventors, and scientists are usually geeks, and geeks have a harder time getting laid than anyone. Without the built-in sexual release valve provided by masturbation, it's doubtful that early humans would have ever mastered the secrets of fire or discovered the wheel. And you can bet that Galileo, Newton, and Einstein never would have made their discoveries if they hadn't first been able to clear their heads by slapping the salami (or "knocking a few protons off the old hydrogen atom"). The same goes for Marie Curie. Before she discovered radium, you can be certain she first discovered the little man in the canoe.”
    Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

  • #8
    Ernest Cline
    “No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.”
    Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

  • #9
    Mark Twain
    “What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.”
    Mark Twain

  • #10
    “If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.”

  • #11
    Lester Bangs
    “The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.”
    Lester Bangs

  • #12
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    “I am convinced that the act of thinking logically cannot possibly be natural to the human mind. If it were, then mathematics would be everybody's easiest course at school and our species would not have taken several millennia to figure out the scientific method.”
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others. But for the Civil War, Lincoln and Grant and Sherman and Sheridan would not have been discovered, nor have risen into notice.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Matthew Kelly
    “Most people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can do in a month. We overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade." by Matthew Kelly from the book The Long View”
    Matthew Kelly

  • #15
    E.B. White
    “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
    E.B. White

  • #16
    John Green
    “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #17
    “Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself.”

  • #18
    Margaret Fuller
    “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
    Margaret Fuller

  • #19
    David    Allen
    “You can do anything, but not everything.”
    David Allen

  • #20
    Margaret Mead
    “I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had.”
    Margaret Mead

  • #21
    Frederick Douglass
    “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
    Frederick Douglass

  • #22
    Rudyard Kipling
    “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #23
    Anne Tyler
    “I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
    Anne Tyler

  • #24
    Isaac Asimov
    “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
    Isaac Asimov, Foundation

  • #25
    Bruno Jasieński
    “Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you. Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder exist because of their silent consent.”
    Bruno Jasienski

  • #26
    Dan Brown
    “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”
    Dan Brown, Digital Fortress