„You're short on ears and long on mouth.“

—  John Wayne

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—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

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„Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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„The city, that monster with a hundred mouths and a thousand ears, a monster that knows nothing but says everything, had written me off.“

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„The days are long, but the years are short.“

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—  Quentin Reynolds American journalist and war correspondent 1902 - 1965

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„Art indeed is long, but life is short.“

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