„I think reading is part of the birthright of the human being“

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LeVar Burton
US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Autor 1957
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„I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin American violinist and conductor 1916 - 1999
Quoted in: Dream It. List It. Do It!: How to Live a Bigger & Bolder Life, from the Life List Experts at 43Things.com http://books.google.co.in/books?id=_PBV0WJr9vsC&pg=PA98, Workman Publishing, 25 December 2008, p. 98

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Andrew Fraknoi Foto

„I believe that an understanding of our place in the wider universe and the methods of science are part of the birthright of everyone living on our planet.“

—  Andrew Fraknoi astronomer 1948
[Former ASP Executive Director Andrew Fraknoi Named 2007 California Professor of the Year, https://www.astrosociety.org/news/fraknoi.html, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 18 January 2018]

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„Mistakes are a part of being human.“

—  Al Franken American comedian and politician 1951
Context: Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. Oh, the Things I Know (2002)

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„Neither. I think of myself as a human being.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
p. 87, when asked if he thought of himself as Chinese or American

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„For I am not Eternity, but a human being—a part of the whole, as an hour is part of the day. I must come like the hour, and like the hour must pass!“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Context: It is hard to combine and unite these two qualities, the carefulness of one who is affected by circumstances, and the intrepidity of one who heeds them not. But it is not impossible: else were happiness also impossible. We should act as we do in seafaring: “What can I do?”—Choose the master, the crew, the day, the opportunity. Then comes a sudden storm. What matters it to me? my part has been fully done. The matter is in the hands of another—the Master of the ship. The ship is foundering. What then have I to do? I do the only thing that remains to me—to be drowned without fear, without a cry, without upbraiding God, but knowing that what has been born must likewise perish. For I am not Eternity, but a human being—a part of the whole, as an hour is part of the day. I must come like the hour, and like the hour must pass! (186).

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„I am a part of everything that I have read.“

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

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„The man's father is a wonderful human being. I think this guy is a loser.“

—  Harry Reid American politician 1939
on George W. Bush. Las Vegas Review-Journal http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/May-06-Fri-2005/news/reid.html, May 6, 2005

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„I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
Quotes from the press, http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239763 "10 Brilliant Quotes From Warren Buffett, America's Second-Richest Person " entrepreneur.com (13 November 2014)

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„I think that if there is a scheme worthy of our kind it is that of human transformations causing the human being to advance toward unknown zones.“

—  Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Context: You know what my religion is. I am not orthodox, and I do not believe in the Roman Church. I think that if there is a scheme worthy of our kind it is that of human transformations causing the human being to advance toward unknown zones. That is the law of creations inferior to ourselves; it ought to be the law of superior creations. Swedenborgianism, which is only a repetition in the Christian sense of ancient ideas, is my religion, with the addition which I wish to make to it of the incomprehensibility of God. Letter to Evelina de Hanska (31 May 1837), translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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