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Science is organised knowledge.

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Words are weightless here on earth ... because they're free, which is why you should use them wisely so that they are full of love instead of being mean and declaring war and havoc.

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Please give me more cliches; empty phrases; flowers of speech

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"Just because you're not paranoid, don't mean they're not after you"

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denkt immer daran: Achte auf deine Gedanken, denn sie werden Wörte, achte auf deine Woerte, denn sie werden Handlungen, achte auf deine Handlungen, denn sie werden Gewohnheit, achte auf deine Gewohnheit, denn sie werden dein Charakter, achte auf deinen Charakter, denn er wird dein Schiksal sein.

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Boil unpeeled potato - peel it and scatter the inside a linen cloth and put that against the ear or throat - the warmth heals.

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Das hilft bei Ohrenschmerzen. Alles in Gekochte, verdrückte Kartoffeln so heiß wie möglich in ein Taschentuch wickeln und ans Ohr halten. Öfters wiederholen.

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Ein altbewährtes Mittel gegen Mittelohrentzündung, vor allem bei Kindern: Etwas Olivenöl (kaltgepresst) in der Hand erwärmen. Ein Wattestäbchen ins Öl tauchen, und das Ohr damit ausputzen. Es soll etwas Olivenöl im Ohr verbleiben. Die Schmerzen lassen schon nach einigen Minuten nach

Ein Mönch a sitzt im Zug liest die Bibel und raucht einen Zigarre. Die Tür öffnet sich, ein Mönch b aus einem anderen Orden tritt, hocherfreut einen Glaubensbruder zu sehen, in das Abteil. Sie plaudern etwas.
Sagt Mönch b : ..ja also unser Abt würde nie erlauben während dem Bibellesen zu rauchen...
Entgegnet Mönch a : ja meiner auch nicht, drum rauche ich ja nicht zum Bibellesen sonder lese die Bibel während ich rauche, DAS dürfen wir...

Faith is the denial of observation, so that belief can be preserved.

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An old Cherokee told his grandson "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil: It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego."
"The other is Good: It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."
The boy thought about it and asked
"Grandfather, which one wins?" The old man quietly replied "The one you feed."

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Heaven is where the police are British,
the chefs Italian, the mechanics German,
the lovers French and it is all organised
by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German,
the chefs British, the mechanics French,
the lovers Swiss and it is all organised
by the Italians.

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Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made
and can be removed by the actions of human beings - Nelson Mandela

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God created Heaven and Earth and gave them 3 lights, a small one for the night: the stars, a big one for the day and He put the most beautiful one in your eyes.

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The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.
- Plutarch (from Ian Kidd's translation of Essays

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College is a place where a professor's lecture notes go straight to the students' lecture notes, without passing through the brains of either.
-Mark Twain.

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"During my lifetime, I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Nelson Mandela

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When the missionaries came to Africa
they had the Bible and we had the land
They said "Let us pray"

We closed our eyes, when we opened them
we had the Bible and they had the land
... Desmond Tutu