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Laozi / Lao-Tzu – Simplicity, patience, compassion

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Lao TzuSimplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

Laozi / Lao-Tzu   (604 BC-531 BC)

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Friedrich Nietzsche – Young people love what is interesting and odd

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Friedrich NietzscheYoung people love what is interesting and odd, no matter how true or false it is. More mature minds love what is interesting and odd about truth. Fully mature intellects, finally, love truth, even when it appears plain and simple, boring to the ordinary person; for they have noticed that truth tends to reveal its highest wisdom in the guise of simplicity.

Friedrich Nietzsche   (Oct 15, 1844-Aug 25, 1900)

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Horace – Be brief for the mind to retain

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Horace Be brief, that the mind may catch thy precepts, and the more easily retain them.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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