„A problem is something to solve,” Phillip says. “If there’s no solution, it’s not a problem, so stop treating it like one.“

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—  Shimon Peres Israeli politician, 8th prime minister and 9th president of Israel 1923 - 2016
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—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
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