„Unless you remove the weeds, a good crop will be ruined.“

Quoted in "The Quarterly review" - Page 20 - by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge - 1935

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„When the weather is good for crops it is also good for weeds.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1900s, Address at Providence (1901)
Kontext: We are passing through a period of great commercial prosperity, and such a period is as sure as adversity itself to bring mutterings of discontent. At a time when most men prosper somewhat some men always prosper greatly; and it is as true now as when the tower of Siloam fell upon all alike, that good fortune does not come solely to the just, nor bad fortune solely to the unjust. When the weather is good for crops it is also good for weeds.

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„He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
But now it all looks strange, it's funny how one insect
Can damage so much grain.“

—  Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947

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„Who fain would sow the fallow field,
And see the growing corn,
Must first remove the useless weeds,
The bramble and the thorn.“

—  Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480

Poem I, lines 1-4; translation by H. R. James
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Jack Steinberger foto

„You only have one life. Whatever crops up, crops up.“

—  Jack Steinberger Swiss physicist 1921

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„Random speculative pseudo information should be removed, unless it can be sourced.“

—  Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur 1966

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David Hume foto

„The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds; and instead of vines and olives for the pleasure and use of man, produces, to its slothful owner, the most abundant crop of poisons.“

—  David Hume, kniha Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

Part I, Essay 16: The Stoic
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1741-2; 1748)
Kontext: If nature has been frugal in her gifts and endowments, there is the more need of art to supply her defects. If she has been generous and liberal, know that she still expects industry and application on our part, and revenges herself in proportion to our negligent ingratitude. The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds; and instead of vines and olives for the pleasure and use of man, produces, to its slothful owner, the most abundant crop of poisons.

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„Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.“

—  Annie Barrows, kniha The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Zdroj: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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„5465. Weeds are apt to grow faster than good Herbs.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„In a dojo… you will never become any good unless you believe in yourself.“

—  Jean-Claude Van Damme Belgian actor, martial artist, director 1960

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„Harshness is for the good of a boy, soft-heartedness will ruin him.“

—  Ihara Saikaku Japanese writer 1642 - 1693

Book V, ch. 5.
The Japanese Family Storehouse (1688)

„And what is a man? He is someone who rises when life has knocked him down. Someone who raises his fist to heaven when a storm has ruined his crop — and then plants again. And again.“

—  David Gemmell, kniha Legend

Zdroj: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 7
Kontext: [A]ll men die.... A man needs many things in his life to make it bearable. A good woman. Sons and daughters. Comradeship. Warmth. Food and shelter. but above all these things, he needs to be able to know that he is a man. And what is a man? He is someone who rises when life has knocked him down. Someone who raises his fist to heaven when a storm has ruined his crop — and then plants again. And again. A man remains unbroken by the savage twists of fate. That man may never win. But when he sees himself reflected, he can be proud of what he sees. For low he may be in the scheme of things: peasant, serf, or dispossessed. But he is unconquerable. And what is death? an end to trouble. An end to strife and fear.... Bear this in mind when you decide your future.

Mikhail Bulgakov foto

„Remove the document—and you remove the man.“

—  Mikhail Bulgakov Russian author primarily known for his novel "Master and Margarita" 1891 - 1940

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„They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the dead unless it's good. He's dead. Good!“

—  Moms Mabley American comedian and actress 1894 - 1975

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