„The knowledge that she would never be loved in return acted upon her ideas as a tide acts upon cliffs.“

—  Thornton Wilder, buch Die Brücke von San Luis Rey

Quelle: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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—  Stella Adler American actress and teaching coach 1901 - 1992

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„The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it.“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859

The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
Kontext: Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it.

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„It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.“

—  Carl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and physical scientist 1777 - 1855

Letter to Farkas Bolyai (2 September 1808)
Kontext: It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. [Wahrlich es ist nicht das Wissen, sondern das Lernen, nicht das Besitzen sondern das Erwerben, nicht das Da-Seyn, sondern das Hinkommen, was den grössten Genuss gewährt. ] When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again. The never-satisfied man is so strange; if he has completed a structure, then it is not in order to dwell in it peacefully, but in order to begin another. I imagine the world conqueror must feel thus, who, after one kingdom is scarcely conquered, stretches out his arms for others.

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