„In the scenery of spring,
nothing is better, nothing worse“

—  Ryōkan

As translated in Haiku : Spring (1950) by Reginald Horace Blyth
Kontext: In the scenery of spring,
nothing is better, nothing worse;
The flowering branches are
of themselves, some short, some long.

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Ryōkan
japanischer Mönch und Dichter 1758 - 1831

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Original: (el) Οὐ μὲν γάρ τι γυναικὸς ἀνὴρ ληίζετ᾽ ἄμεινον
τῆς ἀγαθῆς, τῆς δ᾽ αὖτε κακῆς οὐ ῥίγιον ἄλλο.
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„For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture.“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 v.Chr

Book I, section 42. Translation by Cyrus R. Edmonds (1873), p. 73
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Original: (la) Omnium autem rerum, ex quibus aliquid adquiritur, nihil est agri cultura melius, nihil uberius, nihil dulcius, nihil homine libero dignius.

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„There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.“

—  Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 v.Chr

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„There’s nothing worse than the British in one of their fits of morality.“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

On the expenses scandal in the UK.
Quoted in Pink News http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-12560.html
This is a variation on a line from Lord Macaulay's 'On Moore's Life of Lord Byron' (1830): 'We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.'
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„Nothing's worse than a woman know-it-all.“

—  Tom DeLay American Republican politician 1947

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„Nothing was better for you than humiliation, for there was nothing you felt more deeply.“

—  Elias Canetti Bulgarian-born Swiss and British jewish modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer 1905 - 1994

J. Agee, trans. (1989), p. 130
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„Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.“

—  Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604

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„Nothing's worse than saying goodbye. It's a little like dying.“

—  Marjane Satrapi Artist 1969

Variante: Saying goodbye is a little like dying.
Quelle: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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