»Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.«

»Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?«
– Henry David Thoreau (1854): Walden or, Life in the Woods

»Francis I am, which weighs me down
born in Paris near Pontoise town
and with a stretch of rope my pate
will learn for once my arse’s weight.«
– based on François Villon (1431, disappeared 1463) at the day before his supposed execution, translated by Peter Dale

»If you think of it right, we are all naked underneath our clothes.«
– Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

 »Fools you can not be filled with enthusiasm, but you can fanaticize them.«
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916)

 »Anti-Semitism is the socialism of the fools.«
– prbly. Ferdinand Kronawetter (1838-1913), poss. Viktor Adler (1852-1918) or Engelbert Pernerstorfer (1850-1918); 1880th; cp. Andrew G. Whiteside (1975):  The Socialism of Fools: Georg Ritter von Schönerer and Austrian Pan-Germanism – Berkeley.

The most violent element in society is ignorance.«
– Emma Goldman (1869-1940)


»Determinists have often invoked the traditional prestige of science as objective knowledge, free from social and political taint. They portray themselves as purveyors of harsh truth and their opponents as sentimentalists, ideologues and wishful thinkers.«
– Stephen Jay Gould (1981): The Mismeasure of Man/ – New York: p. 20.

»An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.«
– Agatha Christie

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