Seek zeros!

February 28, 2016

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“Was? du suchst? du möchtest dich verzehnfachen, verhundertfachen? du suchst Anhänger? – Suche Nullen!”

(Götzen-Dämmerung, Sprüche und Pfeile, 14, 1889)

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What? You search? You would multiply yourself by ten, by a hundred? You seek followers? Seek zeros!

(Twilight of the Idols, Maxims and Arrows, 14, 1889)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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Art is long, life is short

February 14, 2016

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“Ὁ βίος βραχύς,
ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή,
ὁ δὲ καιρὸς ὀξύς,
ἡ δὲ πεῖρα σφαλερή,
ἡ δὲ κρίσις χαλεπή.”

(Ἱπποκράτης, ΑΦΟΡΙΣΜΟΙ, ΤΜΗΜΑ ΠΡΩΤΟΝ, 1)

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“Vita brevis,
ars longa,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.”

(Hippocrates, Aphorismi 1.1)

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“Life is short,
art is long,
opportunity is fleeting,
experience is perilous,
decision is difficult.”

(Aphorismi, section one, 1)

Hippocrates, Greek physician and philosopher (c. 460 BCE – c. 370 BCE)

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