„When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn't yet know that he needs your wisdom you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man.“

—  Orson Scott Card, kniha Xenocida

Zdroj: Xenocide

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—  Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965

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