„I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.“

Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
Variante: I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

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E.E. Cummings Foto
E.E. Cummings3
US-amerikanischer Dichter und Schriftsteller 1894 - 1962

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Ursula K. Le Guin Foto
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„I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear. And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen.“

—  Terry Tempest Williams, buch Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

Quelle: Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

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„Ah well, perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked.“

—  Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973

China, Past and Present (1972) Ch. 6

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Niccolo Machiavelli Foto

„How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, buch Der Fürst

Quelle: The Prince (1513), Ch. 15
Kontext: Many have imagined republics and principalities which have never been seen or known to exist in reality; for how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation.

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„If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.“

—  Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974

"Is Civilization Progress?" in Reader's Digest (July 1964)

Jacques Barzun Foto

„The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it.“

—  Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012

"Reasons to De-Test the Schools," New York Times (1988-10-11), later published in Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning (1991)

Harry Reid Foto

„I said … unprepared, unscripted, that, "I know how to fight and I know how to dance, and I'd much rather dance than fight." ... What I didn't tell everybody was I was always a better fighter than dancer.“

—  Harry Reid American politician 1939

Quelle: "Reid Says He's A Fighter Who'd Rather Dance", All Things Considered, NPR (18 May 2010) https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126905578

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„He is doing the show 'Dancing with the Stars' and that's how he's boxing.“

—  Ricky Hatton English former professional boxer 1978

Hatton insulting Floyd Mayweather Jr before their clash on the 8th Dec. http://news2.thdo.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/7000159.stm
Ricky on other boxers (Sourced)

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„I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.“

—  Margaret Atwood, buch Der lange Traum

Lady Oracle (1976)
Quelle: Surfacing

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„Swimming upon water teaches men how birds do upon the air.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (1938), XVII Flight

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„One day I would be a better hand at the game. One day I would learn how to laugh.“

—  Hermann Hesse, buch Der Steppenwolf

Quelle: Steppenwolf (1927), p. 218
Kontext: One day I would be a better hand at the game. One day I would learn how to laugh. Pablo was waiting for me, and Mozart too.

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„Rather than let the rejections deter you from your objectives, simply aim to learn what the rejections teach you.“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

Quelle: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), p.35

Friedrich Nietzsche Foto

„For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert

Variante: Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
Quelle: Twilight of the Idols

Friedrich Nietzsche Foto

„I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Also sprach Zarathustra

Variante: I would only believe in a god who could dance.
Quelle: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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„I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree [probably Caesar Baronius]: "The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes."“

—  Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina

Variant translation: I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree: "That the intention of the Holy Spirit is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heavens go."
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)

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„I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.“

—  Annie Dillard American writer 1945

Quelle: Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

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