„Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to paradise of the achievement is not easier than any other.“

I Am A Dancer (1952)
Kontext: Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to paradise of the achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration, there are daily small deaths. Then I need all the comfort that practice has stored in my memory, a tenacity of faith.

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—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

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„I do not know any reading more easy, more fascinating, more delightful than a catalogue.“

—  Anatole France, buch The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

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„There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But, who wants easier?“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

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„Once, when Nadir was told that there was no war in paradise, he was reported to have asked: "How can there be any delights there?"“

—  Nader Shah ruled as Shah of Iran 1688 - 1747

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„In this fool's paradise he drank delight.“

—  George Crabbe English poet, surgeon, and clergyman 1754 - 1832

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„To achieve satisfactory investment results is easier than most people realize; to achieve superior results is harder than it looks.“

—  Benjamin Graham, buch The Intelligent Investor

Quelle: The Intelligent Investor (1973) (Fourth Revised Edition), Chapter 20, "Margin of Safety": The Central Concept, p. 287

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„It might be easier
To fail with land in sight,
Than gain my blue peninsula
To perish of delight.“

—  Emily Dickinson, Life, and Death, and Giants —

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„The path to paradise begins in hell.“

—  Dante Alighieri, buch La Divina Comedia

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„It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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„After the passage of a century, Morphy still remains the most glamorous figure that has ever appeared in the chess world.“

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Edward Lasker (in The Adventure of Chess, 2nd Edition, New York, 1959)
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„If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
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