„If a man can take any pleasure in recalling the thought of kindnesses done.“

—  Catull, list of poems by Catullus

LXXVI, lines 1–2
Carmina
Original: (la) Siqua recordanti benefacta priora voluptas
Est homini.

Original

Siqua recordanti benefacta priora voluptas Est homini.

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römischer Dichter -84 - -54 v.Chr

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„Any damn fool can beg up some kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working.“

—  Charles Bukowski, buch Der Mann mit der Ledertasche

Quelle: Post Office (1971)

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„If there were gold medals for taking drugs for England then I’d have won a shitload! I did enjoy it but it kind of got to the point where I’d done them all and that was it, there was none left and I just thought 'Can’t be arsed any more.“

—  Noel Gallagher British musician 1967

Noel Gallagher cited in " Gallagher speaks about drug experiences http://www.digitalspy.com/article/ds39948.html" at digitalspy.com, 25 November 2006
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„We chased our pleasures here,
Dug our treasures there,
But can you still recall
The time we cried?
Break on through to the other side!“

—  Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971

"Break on Through (To The Other Side)" from The Doors

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„The history of human thought recalls the swinging of a pendulum which takes centuries to swing. After a long period of slumber comes a moment of awakening.“

—  Peter Kropotkin Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, scientist, revolutionary, economist, activist, geographer, writer 1842 - 1921

Anarchist Morality http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_Archives/kropotkin/AM/anarchist_moralitytc.html (1890)
Kontext: The history of human thought recalls the swinging of a pendulum which takes centuries to swing. After a long period of slumber comes a moment of awakening. Then thought frees herself from the chains with which those interested — rulers, lawyers, clerics — have carefully enwound her.
She shatters the chains. She subjects to severe criticism all that has been taught her, and lays bare the emptiness of the religious political, legal, and social prejudices amid which she has vegetated. She starts research in new paths, enriches our knowledge with new discoveries, creates new sciences.
But the inveterate enemies of thought — the government, the lawgiver, and the priest — soon recover from their defeat. By degrees they gather together their scattered forces, and remodel their faith and their code of laws to adapt them to the new needs.

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„Many a man can save himself if he admits he's done wrong and takes his punishment.“

—  Henrik Ibsen Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet 1828 - 1906

Torvald Helmer, Act I
A Doll's House (1879)

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„A cultured, sensitive, observant man is a pleasure to be with in any age.“

—  Poul Anderson, buch There Will Be Time

Quelle: There Will Be Time (1972), Chapter 9 (p. 97)

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„His [the Philistine’s] existence is not animated by any keen desire for knowledge and insight for their own sake, or by any desire for really aesthetic pleasures which is so entirely akin to it. If, however, any pleasures of this kind are forced on him by fashion or authority, he will dispose of them as briefly as possible as a kind of compulsory labour.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, buch Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit

Kein Drang nach Erkenntniß und Einsicht, um ihrer selbst Willen, belebt sein [des Philisters] Daseyn, auch keiner nach eigentlich ästhetischen Genüssen, als welcher dem ersteren durchaus verwandt ist. Was dennoch von Genüssen solcher Art etwan Mode, oder Auktorität, ihm aufdringt, wird er als eine Art Zwangsarbeit möglichst kurz abthun.
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„Energy projected into any kind of construction, psychic or physical, cannot be recalled, but must follow the laws of the particular form into which it has been for the moment molded.“

—  Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984

Session 92, Page 36
The Early Sessions: Sessions 1-42, 1997, The Early Sessions: Book 3

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„Russia does not want confrontation of any kind. And we will not take part in any kind of "holy alliance."“

—  Vladimir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952

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„What kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all.“

—  Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974

As quoted in Lindbergh: Flight's Enigmatic Hero (2002) by Von Hardesty

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„Is any man afraid of change? Why what can take place without change?“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

VII, 18
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„Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.“

—  Anatole France, buch The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

L'homme est ainsi fait qu'il ne se délasse d'un travail que par un autre.
Pt. II, ch. 4
Quelle: The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881)

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„Happiness can not come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1900s, Address at the Prize Day Exercises at Groton School (1904)
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—  George Grosz German artist 1893 - 1959

Quoted by William Bolcom, in The End of the Mannerist Century / quoted in Art of the 20th Century, Part 1, Karl Ruhrberg, Klaus Honnef, Manfred Schneckenburger, Christiane Fricke; publisher: Taschen 2000, p. 190

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