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6. Love

"Love brings much happiness, much more so than pining for someone brings pain."

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7. Society and the individual

“Valuable achievement can sprout from human society only when it is sufficiently loosened to make possible the free development of an individual's abilities.”

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9. Science

“All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.”

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4. Persistence

“I still struggle with the same problems as ten years ago. I succeed in small matters but the real goal remains unattainable, even though it sometimes seems palpably close. It is hard, yet rewarding: hard because the goal is beyond my abilities, but rewarding because it makes one oblivious to...

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2. … and stupidity

“Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.”

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3. Intuition

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations... I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.”

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5. Success

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

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10. Imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world.”

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1. Human Intelligence

1. Human Intelligence

"We have been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly just how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists. If this humility could be imparted to everybody, the world of human endeavours would become more appealing."

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8. Curiosity

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery eve...

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