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François de La Rochefoucauld
“True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

Leonardo da Vinci
“All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo's Notebooks

“THE MAXIMS OF MEDICINE

Before you examine the body of a patient,
Be patient to learn his story.
For once you learn his story,
You will also come to know
His body.
Before you diagnose any sickness,
Make sure there is no sickness in the mind or heart.
For the emotions in a man’s moon or sun,
Can point to the sickness in
Any one of his other parts.
Before you treat a man with a condition,
Know that not all cures can heal all people.
For the chemistry that works on one patient,
May not work for the next,
Because even medicine has its own
Conditions.
Before asserting a prognosis on any patient,
Always be objective and never subjective.
For telling a man that he will win the treasure of life,
But then later discovering that he will lose,
Will harm him more than by telling him
That he may lose,
But then he wins.


THE MAXIMS OF MEDICINE by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Real love and Sun have something in common; they are so bright that they don't have shadows, they are free of darkness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many a parent, sad to say, has used their child as an opportunity for them, the parent, to do, through their child, something or some of the things that they, the parent, did not do or did not do successfully.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Not a few millions of parents strongly hope that their own children will step in by instantly becoming their own parents’ foster parents, if and when the parents reach their second childhood.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In reality most human beings are not, to most human beings, more important than money.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When selecting a one-night stand, a heterosexual woman who is materialistic is a trillion times more likely to choose a sexually unattractive poor man who seems rich over a sexually attractive rich man who seems poor.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“. . . he that thinks most, will say least.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
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Mehmet Murat ildan
“Walking does good to the fat and giving alms does good to the sinners; these both make one feel lighter!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
tags: maxims

Vita Sackville-West
“As each man knows the life that fits him best,
The shape it makes in his soul, the tune, the tone”
Vita Sackville-West, The Land

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“As an unavoidable result of the inevitable loss of some physical and/or some mental abilities, many a man who has been alive for many years has become a boy again.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Albert Payson Terhune
“Some proverbs live because they are too true to die. Others endure because they have a smug sound and nobody has bothered to bury them.”
Albert Payson Terhune, Further Adventures of Lad

Thaddeus Stevens
“Nothing is as prolix as ignorance.”
Thaddeus Stevens
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Peter von Mundenheim
“Ich fragte nicht weiter. Die Menschen reagieren empfindlich, wenn man ihren Glauben mit der Ökonomie verknüpft. Es gibt aber nichts, was die Welt bewegt, als allein das Gold. Selbst die Liebe entzündet sich am Gold. Und der Glaube erst recht. Ihr senkt die Knie vor eurer Göttin, wenn sie vors Portal tritt, juwelenüberrieselt der reine Leib. Würdet ihr sie auch lieben, wenn sie im Keller die Asche versorgte, Krätzeflecken auf der Haut?

Nur eine Macht habe ich gefunden in der Welt, die kümmert sich nicht ums Gold: die Geilheit. Aber die ist schnell verraucht, und ohne Folgen. Vornehme Frauen habe ich gesehen, die Spreize machend unter einem Stallknecht, der stank nach Mist. Ergraute Männer habe ich gesehen, schwer von Würde, die rannten eine Hure zu ficken, die die ganze Stadt schon hatte.

Ich sprach davon zu meinem alten Lehrer, und er sah mich an und sagte: Man soll nicht davon reden.

Ich war schon ein junger Mann damals, war auf Reisen gewesen, und mein alter Lehrer erhielt sein Gnadenbrot auf meines Vaters Gut, wie es den Pferden und den Sklaven zusteht. Ich war enttäuscht über seine Antwort und verachtete ihn. Heute weiß ich, dass ich ein Kind war und dumm und hochfahrend. Er hatte recht. In seinen Worten lag die einzige Weisheit, zu der einer kommen kann. Man soll nicht darüber reden.”
Peter von Mundenheim, An der Mauer

Henri-Frédéric Amiel
“Habits count for more than maxims, because habit is a living maxim, becomes flesh and instinct. To reform one's maxims is nothing: it is but to change the title of the book.”
Henri Frederic Amiel

François de La Rochefoucauld
“Of all our passions, that which is most unknown to ourselves is indolence. Although the injuries it causes are very imperceptible, no other passion is more ardent or more malignant. If we consider attentively its influence we shall see that on every occasion it renders itself master of our sentiments, our interests, and our pleasures; it is the remora which arrests the course of the largest vessels, a calm more dangerous to the most important affairs than rocks or tempests. The repose of indolence is a secret spell of the mind which suspends our most ardent pursuits and our firmest resolves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims and Moral Reflections

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