„Do not say "When I free myself of my concerns, I will study," for perhaps you will never free yourself.Do not say: "When I am free, I will study"; perhaps you will never be free.“

—  Hillel, Pirkei Avot, 2:4
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„Of course I should be very happy to sell a drawing but I am happier still when a real artist like Weissenbruch says about an unsalable??? study or drawing: "That is true to nature, I could work from that myself."“

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—  Jean-Marie Le Pen French right-wing and nationalist politician 1928
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„The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.“

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