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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on hell and world

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Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albrecht Dürer on belief, truth, and world

Whoever ... proves his point and demonstrates the prime truth geometrically should be believed by all the world, for there we are captured.

Albrecht Derer (1471 - 1528)

Source: J Heidrich (ed.) Albrecht Dürer's schriftlicher Nachlass Berlin, 1920.

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A Quote by Alcuin on art, fate, heart, and world

Here halt, I pray you, make a little stay. O wayfarer, to read what I have writ, And know by my fate what thy fate shall be. What thou art now, so shall thou be. The world's delight I followed with a heart Unsatisfied: ashes am I, and dust.

Alcuin (735 - 804)

Source: His Own Epitaph

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on facts, future, interest, investment, life, losing, mankind, military, money, necessity, needs, people, problems, purpose, simplicity, solution, soul, stability, universe, war, wishes, and world

Our nervous system developed for one sole purpose, to maintain our lives and satisfy our needs. All our reflexes serve this purpose. this makes us utterly egotistic. With rare exceptions people are really interested in one thing only: themselves. Everybody, by necessity, is the center of his own universe. When the human brain took its final shape, say, 100,000 years ago, problems and solutions must have been exceedingly simple. There were no long-range problems and man had to grab any immediate advantage. The world has changed but we are still willing to sell more distant vital interests for some minor immediate gains. Our military industrial complex, which endangers the future of mankind, to a great extent owes its stability to the fact that so may people depend on it for their living. This holds true for all of us, including myself. When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

Source: Albert Szent-Györgyi, The Crazy Ape, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1971, p 72.

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on cleverness, consequences, force, life, simplicity, and world

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Pine on immortality and world

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pine

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A Quote by Albert Sorel on correction, imagination, and world

There is an internal dispute between those who imagine the world to suit their policy, and those who correct their policy to suit their realities of the world.

Albert Sorel

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A Quote by Albert Pike on anger, heart, improvement, men, struggle, success, world, and yielding

He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.

Albert Pike (1809 - 1891)

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A Quote by Albert Pine on immortality and world

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pine

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on abuse, deed, humanity, imagination, jesus, money, nobility, purity, selfishness, wealth, and world

I am absolutely convinced that no amount of wealth in the world can help humanity move forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistably invites abuse. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: On Wealth, 1954

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