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Anatomy

~ The function of the muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. ~

 

~ The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. ~

 

Arts 

~ The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. ~

 

Authority 

~ Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. ~

 

Determination 

~ Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to stern resolve. ~

 




 

Emotions 

~ Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. ~

 

Flight 

~ For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. ~

 

Focus 

~ He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. ~

 

Humility 

~ I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. ~

 




 

Ignorance 

~ Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! ~

 

Intelligence 

~ Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~

 

Perception 

~ All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. ~

 

Self mastery 

~ You can have no dominion greater or less that that over yourself. ~

 




 

Time 

~ In rivers, the water that you touch us the last if what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. ~

 

To Live 

~ While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.  ~

 

~ Life well spent is long. ~

 

Truth 

~ Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness. ~
 

 

Understanding 

~ The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ~

 

~ There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. ~

 




 

Wealth 

~ He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. ~

 

 

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