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The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
 

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
 

The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
 

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; anything that is national is not scientific.
 

There is nothing new in art except talent.
 

To advise is not to compel.
 

To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
 

We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
 

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
 

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.
 

When a thinking person attains adulthood and develops a mature consciousness, he reluctantly feels himself in a trap from which there is no exit.
 

When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'
 

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
[Acting]
 

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.
 

You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
 


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