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Thomas Szasz – Forgiving and forgetting

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Thomas SzaszThe stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

Thomas Szasz  

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David Hume – In this sullen apathy

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David HumeIn this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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Aristotle – Let us be well persuaded that every

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AristotleLet us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Isaac Asimov – Knowledge is indivisible

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Isaac AsimovKnowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise — even in their own field.

Isaac Asimov   (1920-1992)

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Francis Quarles – Give not thy tongue too great a liberty

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Francis QuarlesGive not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner. A word unspoken is like thy sword in thy scabbard; if vented, the sword is in another’s hand. If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue.

Francis Quarles  

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Gautama Buddha – Do not think lightly of good

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BuddhaLet no man think lightly of good, saying in his heart, It will not benefit me. Even by the falling of water drops a water-pot is filled; the wise man becomes full of good, even if he gather it little by little.

Gautama Buddha   (563 BC-483 BC)

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