Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
A good health policy is based on three principles. Unfortunately, nobody knows them.
Soft data, hard conflicts.
Believe me - the Government will help you anytime it needs you.
The Silent majority is silent, and that is best for everybody.
There are two types of politicians: the ones that are courageous and honest, and the ones that have a steep career.
In a hospital, half of the patients get better food than at home.
After each stay in a hospital I live extremely healthy (sometimes up to five days!).
The most frequent lie in a hospital: it won't hurt.
Life is one of the most important causes of death.
Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.
Medicine knows no limits, especially not its own.
From year to year, it is more obvious: the goal of medicine is not health but the further extension of the health system.
Life is a loss of time.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Voltaire (FranÃ§oisMarie Arouet)
The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.
Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.
Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.
Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.
Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
He who doesn't have the spirit of his time, has all its misery.
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
They use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to disguise their thoughts.
It is only through timidity that states are lost.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.
Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe.
Work keeps at bay, three great evils -- boredom, vice and need.
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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