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Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. 

Lord Action (John Dalberg-Acton)

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”

Lucretius (De Rerum Natura, Book 2, lines 1090-3)

If you possess a firm grasp of these tenets, you will see that nature, rid of harsh taskmasters, all at once is free and everything she does, does on her own, so that gods play no part...

Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Michel de Montaigne

The inconsistency of our actions, is to follow the inclinations of our appetite, to the left, to the right, uphill and down, as the wind of circumstances carries us

Nicolaus Copernicus

...there were multiple worlds, where the seeds of things, in their infinite numbers, would certainly combine to form other races of men, other creatures. Each of the fixed stars observed in the sky is a sun, scattered through limitless space. Many of these are accompanied by satellites that revolve around them as the earth revolves around our sun. The universe in not all about us, about our behaviour and our destiney; we are only a tiny piece of something inconceivably larger. And that should not make us shrink in fear.

Epicurus

After other things it is possible to obtain security, but when it comes to death we human beings all live in an unwalled city

Lord Krishna

Pleasures conceived in the world of the senses have a beginning and an end and give birth to misery

Isaac Newton

If I have seen further... it is by standing upon the shoulders of Giants

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