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Culture Quotes

Epictetus: Two ears, one mouth

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus
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Life & Philosophy Quotes

‘Nine-tenths of education is encouragement’

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.”

Anatole France
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Books Quotes

Think of yourself more like a frog

He should think of himself more ‘like a frog’, she said. Shapiro was wondering whether to feel insulted when she explained: ‘You should sun yourself on a lily-pad until you get bored; then, when the time is right, you should jump to a new lily-pad and hang out there for a while. Continue this over and over, moving in whatever direction feels right.’

The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
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‘In my next life I will try to commit more errors’

“In my next life I will try to commit more errors.”

Jorge Luis Borges
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Quotes Writing

G. K. Chesterton: ‘There are two ways of getting home’

There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.

G. K. Chesterton
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Life & Philosophy Quotes

‘We seek the absolute everywhere and only ever find things’

We seek the absolute everywhere and only ever find things.

Novalis