„He who does not give himself leisure to be thirsty cannot take pleasure in drinking.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, libro Saggi, Essais (1595), Book I, Book I, Ch. 42
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„The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.“

—  Henri Poincaré, libro Science and Method
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„I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other“

—  Anne Brontë, libro La signora di Wildfell Hall
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„Then vote for him the boss will if he must; he cannot be caught on the wrong side, but he does not feel the pleasure of a personal choice. Which is the center of the panic.“

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„Radiation, unlike smoking, drinking, and overeating, gives no pleasure, so the possible victims object.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
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„Drinking when not thirsty and making love all the time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from other animals.“

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—  W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
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