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The battle isn't always to the strong, as we learned
in History. The weak have their weapons too. They
come and collapse on you, like defeated nations, and
you have to take care of them. "Oh! What shall I do
now?" they cry. So you tell them what. (...) Then
they go and do it, and whatever happens after that
is your responsibility. I've had to make myself a
rule: never give advice to anyone.
Fra en eller anden bog
|Forgive your enemies,
but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy
|Life is what happens
to you while you are busy making other plans.
et lys end klage over mørket.
|In the name of God,
stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
|The limits of tyrants
are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they
|If your pictures
aren´t good enough, you´re not honest.
|Those who suffer most
cry out the least.
Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
|I owe my success to
having listened respectfully to the very best
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
|Life's journey is not
to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shit ... what a ride!"
|When words become unclear, I shall
focus with photographs. When images become
inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
|Alt, hvad der berøves
friheden, forgår snart i kummerlighed.
Grev Aphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec
|It is better to fail in originality
than to succeed in imitation.
|The trouble with the world is
that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent
full of doubt.
|You see things; and you say
"Why?". But I dream things that never were;
and I say "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw
|It is rare that one can see in
a little boy the promise of a man, but one can
almost always see in a little girl the threat of a
|When marrying, one should ask
oneself this question: Do you believe that you will
be able to converse well with this woman into your
|Train up a fig tree in the way
it should go, and when you are old sit under the
shade of it.
|Experience teaches that men are
often so much governed by what they are accustomed
to see and practice, that the simplest and most
obvious improvements, in the most ordinary
occupations, are adopted with hesitation,
reluctance, and by slow gradations. Men would resist
changes, so long as even a bare support could be
ensured by an adherence to ancient courses, and
perhaps even longer.
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
|It isn't that they can't see
the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
| Education is the period during
which you are being instructed by somebody you do
not know. about something you do not want to know.
|Most people die of a sort of
creeping common sense, and discover when it is too
late that the only things one never regrets are
|At a dinner party one should
eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not
W. Somerset Maugham
|Life's a voyage that's homeward
|Moderation is a fatal thing...
Nothing succeeds like excess.
|Absence from those we love is
self from self - a deadly banishment.
|Reflect on your present
blessings, of which every man has many; not on your
past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
|Much unhappiness has come into
the world because of bewilderment and things left
|Do not go where the path may
lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a
Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Rather fail with honor than
succeed by fraud.
|Jeg har jo intet andet at elske
end fædrelandet. Jeg tænker bestandig
derpå, og deres dumheder, som hersker i det og
som nok vil sørge for, at det en smuk dag
ikke eksisterer mere, de piner mig som uret
begået mod mig selv. Dette land er i bunden
så godt, så tålmodigt, så
bravt - hvorfor har det da altid fundet så
få, der elskede det og ikke sit parti, sine
interesser, sig selv? Hvorfor har de, som arbejdede,
altid ladet sig bruge af dem, der kun talte?
Herman Bang (i Dorrit Willumsens
bog om H.B.)
|To enjoy freedom we have to
|Fairy tales do not tell
children the dragons exist. Children already know
that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the
dragons can be killed.
|To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
|Good actions ennoble us, and we
are the sons of our own deeds.
Miguel de Cervantes
|Love all, trust a few, do wrong
|It is by the goodness of God
that in our country we have those three unspeakably
precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of
conscience, and the prudence never to practise
either of them.
|A man of great common sense and
good taste--meaning thereby a man without
originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
|Advice is like snow, the softer
it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper
it sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
|Kærlighed er en
hold dig væk
eller tag hvad der kommer.
|Man føler sig ikke
ensom, når man ikke savner nogen. Ensomheden
opstår, når man har en at savne. Det er
derfor, man skal være så varsom med at
lukke nogen ind. Det gør så helvedes
|Problemet med socialisme er,
at før eller senere løber man tør for andre folks penge.
|Even if something is left
everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.
|Begin at the beginning," the
King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the
end: then stop."