„How difficult it is to be simple.“

—  Irving Stone, kniha Lust for Life

Zdroj: Lust for Life

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„The general acceptance of simple ideas is difficult and rare, and yet it is only when simple, fundamental, ideas have been accepted that further progress becomes possible on a higher level.“

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„I told you that your dream was a difficult one. It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.“

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