„The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it." - Socrates“

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„Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.“

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„We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha The Birth of Tragedy
The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Context: We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history. For if we imagine that the whole incalculable store of energy used in that global tendency had been used not in the service of knowledge but in ways applied to the practical — selfish — goals of individuals and nations, universal wars of destruction and constant migrations of peoples would have enfeebled man's instinctive zest for life to the point where, suicide having become universal, the individual would perhaps feel a vestigial duty as a son to strangle his parents, or as a friend his friend, as the Fiji islanders do: a practical pessimism that could even produce a terrible ethic of genocide through pity, and which is, and always has been, present everywhere in the world where art has not in some form, particularly as religion and science, appeared as a remedy and means of prevention for this breath of pestilence. p. 73

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„Novels are the Socratic dialogs of our time. This free form has become the refuge of common sense in its flight from pedantry.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829
Die Romane sind die sokratischen Dialoge unserer Zeit. In diese liberale Form hat sich die Lebensweisheit vor der Schulweisheit geflüchtet. Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), “Critical Fragments,” § 26

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„I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos. I have a very pretentious idea that I want to make life, I want to make sense out of it. The fact that I am doomed to failure — that doesn't deter me in the least.“

—  Grace Hartigan American artist 1922 - 2008
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„Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.“

—  Václav Havel, kniha Disturbing the Peace
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„A careful and sympathetic sense of humour can also be a great asset when there is need to get out of difficult situations gracefully.“

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