„If anything ever happened to any one who eagerly longed and never hoped, that is a true pleasure to the mind.“

—  Catull, list of poems by Catullus

CVII, lines 1–2
Carmina
Original: (la) Si quicquam cupido optantique optigit umquam
insperanti, hoc est gratum animo proprie.

Original

Si quicquam cupido optantique optigit umquam insperanti, hoc est gratum animo proprie.

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römischer Dichter -84 - -54 v.Chr

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„He had decided long ago that no Situation had any objective reality: it only existed in the minds of those who happened to be in on it at any specific moment.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, buch V.

Quelle: V. (1963), Chapter Seven, Part VII
Kontext: He had decided long ago that no Situation had any objective reality: it only existed in the minds of those who happened to be in on it at any specific moment. Since these several minds tended to form a sum total or complex more mongrel than homogeneous, The Situation must necessarily appear to a single observer much like a diagram in four dimensions to an eye conditioned to seeing the world in only three. Hence the success or failure of any diplomatic issue must vary directly with the degree of rapport achieved by the team confronting it. This had led to the near obsession with teamwork which had inspired his colleagues to dub him Soft-show Sydney, on the assumption that he was at his best working in front of a chorus line.
But it was a neat theory, and he was in love with it. The only consolation he drew from the present chaos was that his theory managed to explain it.

„Trust your happiness and the richness of your life at this moment. It is as true and as much yours as anything else that ever happened to you.“

—  Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980

Quelle: Letters of Katherine Anne Porter

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„There's nothing that's ever happened in the world that didn't start in one human mind.“

—  Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013

2000s, In Depth with Tom Clancy (2002)

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„Ever let the Fancy roam,
Pleasure never is at home.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

Actually the opening lines of Keats's "Fancy" (1820).
Misattributed

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„Ever let the Fancy roam,
Pleasure never is at home.“

—  John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821

"Fancy", l. 1
Poems (1820)

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„I hope I will live to see a final meeting of the minds between Puerto Rico and statehood, but [even] if I don't live that long, I am certain it will happen.“

—  Luis A. Ferré American politician 1904 - 2003

As quoted by the Associated Press http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2003/Ex-Puerto-Rican-Governor-Ferre-Dies-at-99/id-8cb93046108ad2da5ed0958cda645bfb after the 1998 status referendum in Puerto Rico.

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„Some stories are true that never happened.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

„Nothing bad ever happens if you don't do anything.“

—  Gina Barberi

Radio From Hell (November 13, 2006)

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„No one, it seems to me, can hope to equal Augustine. Who, nowadays, could hope to equal one who, in my judgment, was the greatest in an age fertile in great minds?“

—  Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374

Letter to Giovanni Boccaccio (28 April 1373) as quoted in Petrarch : The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters (1898) edited by James Harvey Robinson and Henry Winchester Rolfe, p. 418
Kontext: You, my friend, by a strange confusion of arguments, try to dissuade me from continuing my chosen work by urging, on the one hand, the hopelessness of bringing my task to completion, and by dwelling, on the other, upon the glory which I have already acquired. Then, after asserting that I have filled the world with my writings, you ask me if I expect to equal the number of volumes written by Origen or Augustine. No one, it seems to me, can hope to equal Augustine. Who, nowadays, could hope to equal one who, in my judgment, was the greatest in an age fertile in great minds? As for Origen, you know that I am wont to value quality rather than quantity, and I should prefer to have produced a very few irreproachable works rather than numberless volumes such as those of Origen, which are filled with grave and intolerable errors.

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„Was never eie did see that face,
Was never eare did heare that tong,
Was never minde did minde his grace,
That ever thought the travell long;
But eies and eares and ev'ry thought
Were with his sweete perfections caught.“

—  Mathew Roydon English poet 1583 - 1622

An Elegie; or Friend's Passion for his Astrophill, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„The person who grieves, suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.“

—  Edmund Burke, buch A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Part I Section V
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