„Too many people confuse being serious with being solemn.“

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John Cleese
attore, comico, sceneggiatore, scrittore e produttore cinem… 1939
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—  Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Context: Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive. They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything. As quoted in Seven Words to the Cross (1979) by Ellsworth Kalas, page 93

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„Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

„A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1902 - 1983
Context: Man is a luxury-loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, sluggish creature, barely energetic enough to obtain a bare subsistence. A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles. Section 28

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