„You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative“

—  William Seward Burroughs, libro Pasto nudo

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—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

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„If you are with God in truth and faith, whatever comes as a blessing or trial will be what God allows. If you are called by God, from beginning to the end, your journey has been documented. Nothing outside your documentary will happen without God’s knowledge.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

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„As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself; because only through ordering what you know by comparing every truth with every other truth can you take complete possession of your knowledge and get it into your power. You can think about only what you know, so you ought to learn something; on the other hand, you can know only what you have thought about.“

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