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ma budzić. Ma inspirować. Właściwe słowo we właściwej chwili może zmienić świat... umysłem i rękami gotowego na te słowa człowieka.

Gavagai to... repozytorium inspiracji: fragmentów książek, filmów i wierszy... opisów umysłów i czynów wielkich ludzi, których śladem warto podążać. To także repozytorium 25 tysięcy sentencji i aforyzmów.

Sentencje w bazie gavagai:

Power (n): The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.

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One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault.

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Passion will not be commanded. It commands us . . .

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Życie nie poddane dogłębnemu sprawdzeniu nie jest warte przeżycia.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

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Gdy mówią, że szanse są przeciw tobie, postaw na swoje serce i udowodnij im, że się mylą.

When they say the odds are against you, bet on your heart and prove them wrong."

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Ojciec nie jest ani kotwicą, która nas powstrzymuje, ani żaglem, dzięki któremu dotrzemy. Jest światłem przewodnim, którego miłość pokazuje nam drogę.

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.

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Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

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To, że nikt cię nie rozumie jeszcze nie czyni cię artystą.

The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.

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Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give - which is everything.

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Myślę, że jest to najbardziej niezwykły zbiór talentów, ludzkiej wiedzy, który kiedykolwiek został zebrany w Białym Domu, z możliwym wyjątkiem, gdy Thomas Jefferson jadł sam.

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

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Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.

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Trudno o pewniejsza oznakę nienormalności jak powtarzanie w kołko tego samego i oczekiwanie, że otrzyma się inne wyniki.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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A well-regulated population being necessary to the security of a police state, the right of the Government to keep and destroy arms shall not be infringed." -- a cynical look at how gun-grabbers read the second amendment, from Vin at http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/8786/drega.htm

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Government is not reason, and it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master: never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." -- A popular Americanism of unknown origin, usually attributed to George Washington, although no one I know of has proven his authorship. Nomatter, it's true, it's popular, and I won't let it die. You may as well attribute it to yourself to avoid getting sidetracked into arguments about quotations instead of about rights. Using unverifiable quotations plays into the hands of the enemies of individual rights, as they can then focus only on the quotations, and not the concepts.

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Geniusz to taki, który strzela do czegoś, czego nikt inny nie widzi, i trafia.

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see, and hits it.

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Każdy wielki czyn to skrajność.

Every great action is extreme.

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Dwa rodzaje pisarzy są geniuszami – ci co myślą, i ci co sprawiają że inni ludzie zaczynają myśleć.

Two sorts of writers possess genius: those who think, and those who cause others to think.

兩類作家自有天賦:一種深深思考,一種使人思考。

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Genius is an infinite capacity for giving pains.

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Genius: 1. to believe your own thought. To believe that what is true for you is ultimately true. 2. a sledgehammer. 3. the fruit of labour and thought. 4. soul. 5. the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. 6. something one can become.

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So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius.

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Time is an illusion perpetrated by the manufacturers of space.

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Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

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Enough research will tend to support your theory

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A man without religion is like a fish without a bicycle.

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Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

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Nie wściekaj się - wyrównaj rachunki.

Don't get mad -- get even.

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Jeśli widzisz człowieka zbliżającego się z widoczną intencją czynienia dobrze... uciekaj i ratuj swoje życie.

If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life.

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ARE WE HAVING A RELATIONSHIP -- Or just doing research on each other?

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You have some of my favourite problems. WONDERFUL!

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Nobody notices when things go right.

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If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want hits the paper.

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Washing your car to make it rain doesn't work.

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We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.

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He who angers you conquers you.

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the great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you but he will make a fool of himself too.

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Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

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If it's not on fire then it's a software problem.

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Sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

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After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.

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Yesterday is a canceled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash...Spend it wisely.

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The saddest moment in a person's life comes but once.

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Prawdziwy czarny pas jest białym pasem początkującego, splamionego zaschniętą krwią i potem swojego właściciela.

The true Black Belt is the white belt of a beginner, stained by the dried blood of and sweat of the owner.

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There is no such thing as happiness, only lesser shades of melancholy.

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The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.

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History doesn't repeat itself. Historians merely repeat each other.

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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

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Remember: Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Estair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

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Success is the greatest revenge.

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Love shall wait for its proper time.

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Will power is eating just one salted peanut.

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Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it.

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I do whatever the little voices in my head tell me to.

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God gave people a mouth that closes and ears that don't, which should tell us something.

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Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

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I'm a clown. That's my sole mechanism of defense. Very few people will go out of their way to punish a clown.

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You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

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Czasem chciałbym być tym, kim byłem wtedy, gdy chciałem być tym, kim jestem teraz.

Sometimes I really wish I could be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.

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I asked for everything so I could enjoy life. Instead, He gave me life so I could enjoy everything.

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To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion.

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Give me the strength to change the things I can, the grace to accept the things I cannot, and a great big bag of money.

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I'm not worried about the bullet with my name on it... just the thousands out there marked 'Occupant.'

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Those who complain how the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it.

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There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether the attitude is positive or negative.

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Losers let it happen. WINNERS MAKE IT HAPPEN. Losers always have an excuse. WINNERS ALWAYS HAVE AN IDEA. Losers identify with problems. WINNERS IDENTIFY WITH SOLUTIONS. Losers say, 'it might be possible, but it's too difficult.' WINNERS SAY, 'IT MIGHT BE DIFFICULT, BUT IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE.'

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RISK MORE than others think is safe. CARE MORE than others think is wise. DREAM MORE than others think is practical. EXPECT MORE than others think is possible.

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Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.

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Don't be a BEN brother, should have been, would hve been, could have been, or might have been.

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Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency - she thinks I play the piano in a whore house.

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A high percentage of persons over sixty commit suicide.

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Be still and know that I am with you.

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Ever notice that the area of a department store containing completely useless objects is called 'gifts?'

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You've got to dance like no one's watching and love like it's never going to hurt.

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Keep your words sweet—you may have to eat them.

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When the world is falling apart around you, drink tea.

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Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.

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If you only had one phone call to make before you die, who would you call? -What would you say? - And why are you waiting?

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The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.

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A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart.

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A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

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What orbit of the planets has put you and me in this place, at this moment? Where time takes a breath, and we dance on the edge of our dreams?

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If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

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Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand-in-hand.

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To the world you may be just one person. To the person you may be the world.

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To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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There are no such things as strangers, only friends that we have not yet met.

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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you.

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There's nothing wrong with building dream castles as long as you don't try to move in.

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Love is the fire of life; it either consumes or purifies.

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Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you--not because they are nice, but because you are.

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And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.

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We must accept the truth, even if ti changes our point of view.

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Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling throuhg the mind. If you don't take action, it cut's a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

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Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells 'CAN'T", but you don't listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper 'can'. And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.

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Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone.

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Don't try to get even...get ahead !

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Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.

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It is quite impossible to guarantee world peace. But is should be possible to guarantee world freedom.

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Can you see the real me?

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If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.

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I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that men who do not believe, and this will include my father, brother and most of my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.

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In this world the unseen has power.

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A shady lane breeds mud.

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With all things and in all things, we are relatives.

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Stolen food never satisfies hunger.

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Strive to be a person who is never absent from an important act.

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Men in search of a myth will usually find one.

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It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.

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Man has responsibility, not power.

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The one who tells the stories rules the world.

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Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.

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Everything the Power does, it does in a circle.

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It takes a whole village to raise a child.

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The price of liberty is less than the cost of oppression.

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The length of a marriage is inversely proportional to the cost of the wedding.

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It is bad luck to be superstitious

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When we walk to the end of all the light we have, and take a step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe one of two things will happen: that we will land on something solid, or we will learn how to fly.

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One hundred years from now, it won't matter what car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.

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Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

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It has been said that we need just three things in life: Something to do, Something to look forward to And someone to love.

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If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.

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It will be a great day when schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.

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Jesteś tym, czym są napędzające cię z głębi pragnienia. A jakie są te pragnienia, taka jest twoja wola. Jaka jest twoja wola, takie uczynki. A jakie uczynki, takie przeznaczenie.

You are what your deep driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.

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Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

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As you believe, so you become. As you become, so you believe.

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May the most you wish for be the least you get.

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We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.

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This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.

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For best results: Wash in cold water separately, hang dry and iron with warm iron. For not so good results: Drag behind car through puddles, blow-dry on roofrack.

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Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools. -from an editorial on Robert Goddard's work in rocket propulsion, 1921

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Avoid overly pretentious job titles such as Lord of the Realm, Defender of the Faith, Emporer of Siberia or Director of Corporate Planning.

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Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

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I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year.

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Illuminating is what we are.

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I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries.

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Respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, ... and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

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The measure of one's true character is what they would do if they knew they would never be found out

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Jeśli płaczesz nad tym, że w twoim życiu słońce zapadło za horyzontem, twoje łzy przeszkodzą ci patrzeć w piękno gwiazd.

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

假若因生命的太陽消逝而傷嘆,淚水將矇蔽你凝望星辰。

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Aby być gwiazdą, Musisz świecić własnym światłem, Podążać własną ścieżką, I nie martwić się ciemnością, Bo wtedy gwiazdy świecą najjaśniej!

To be a star, You must shine your own light, Follow your own path, And don't worry about the darkness, For that is when stars shine brightest!

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Es ist nicht genug zu wissen, man muss auch anwenden. Es ist nicht genug zu wollen, man muss auch tun.

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nudziarz pozbawia cię samotności, nie zapewniając towarzystwa.

a bore deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

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nudziarz to człowiek, który mówi, kiedy chcesz, żeby słuchał.

* a bore is a man who talks when you want him to listen.

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chłopiec staje się mężczyzną, kiedy przestaje prosić ojca o pieniądze, a domaga się pożyczki.

* a boy becomes a man when he stops asking his father for money and requests a loan.

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cham to ktoś, kto mówi, gdy całuje.

* a cad is a man who kisses and tells.

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klasyka to dzieła, które każdy chce znać, ale których nikt nie chce czytać.

*a classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

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przyjaciel wszystkich nie jest niczyim przyjacielem.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

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i głupiec od czasu do czasu musi przez przypadek mieć rację.

*a fool must now and then be right by chance

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dżentelmen to człowiek, który ma szacunek dla tych, którzy nie mogą mu oddać żadnej przysługi.

*a gentleman is a man who has respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

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dżentelmen nigdy nie jest niegrzeczny, chyba że umyślnie.

a gentleman is never rude, except on purpose.

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dobry słuchacz ma więcej przyjaciół niż dobry mówca.

a good listener makes more friends than a good talker.

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lepiej dobrze nastraszyć niż udzielać dobrych rad.

a good scare is worth more than good advice.

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zacną kobietę poznać po tym, co robi, zacnego mężczyznę po tym, czego nie robi.

a good woman is known by what she does, a good man by what he doesn't do.

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wielkim człowiekiem jest ten, kto nie zatracił serca dziecka.

a great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child

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wielki polityk, tak jak dobry dozorca domu, wie, że czystkę trzeba robić codziennie.

a great statesman, like a good housekeeper, knows that cleaning has to be done every morning

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człowiek jest jak gramofon z paroma płytami. Szybko jesteś nimi znudzony; a jednak musisz siedzieć przy stole, gdy ten odgrywa je dla każdego nowego gościa.

a man is like a phonograph with half a dozen records. You soon get tired of them all; and yet you have to sit at table whilst he reels them off to every new visitor

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człowiek, który zamierza popełnić jakiś nieludzki czyn, usprawiedliwia się, mówiąc "Jestem w końcu tylko człowiekiem".

a man who is going to commit an inhuman act excuses himself by saying "I'm only human after all."

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człowiek, który wie, że jest głupcem, nie jest taki głupi.

a man who knows he is a fool is not a great fool

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mężczyzna, który nigdy nie kłamie kobiecie, ma bardzo mało względów dla jej uczuć.

a man who won't lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings

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skromna dziewczyna nigdy nie goni za mężczyznami; tak jak pułapka na myszy nie ściga myszy.

a modest girl never pursues a man; nor does a mouse-trap pursue a mouse

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nowa znajomość jest jak nowa książka. Wolę ją, nawet gdy jest zła, od starej.

a new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic

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doskonały gość to taki, przy którym gospodarz czuje się jak u siebie w domu.

a perfect guest makes his host feel at home

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można czynić zło nie tylko swoim działaniem, ale także zaniechaniem działania.

a person may cause evil not only by his action but also by his inaction

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pesymista to facet, który żyje z optymistką.

a pessimist is a fellow who lives with an optimist

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pesymista to człowiek, który uważa, że wszyscy są takimi samymi łotrami, jak on sam, i nienawidzi ich za to.

a pessimist is a man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself and hates them for it

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poeta, któremu się nie wiedzie w pisaniu, staje się ciętym krytykiem.

a poet that fails in writing becomes a bitter critic

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Polityk dzieli ludzkość na dwie klasy: narzędzia i wrogów.

A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies

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psycholog to facet, który obserwuje innych, kiedy piękna dziewczyna wchodzi do pokoju.

a psychologist is a man who watches everybody else when a beautiful girl enters the room

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umiarkowana ilość pcheł jest dobra dla psa: nie pozwala mu ponuro rozmyślać o swojej psiej doli.

a reasonable number of fleas is good for a dog: keeps him from brooding over being a dog

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bogaty człowiek nie umie wyobrazić sobie biedy.

a rich man can't imagine poverty

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uczony, który kocha wygodę, nie jest godzien, by go uważano za uczonego.

a scholar who cherishes a love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar

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egoista jest obojętny dla ludzi, których nie może wykorzystać do swoich celów.

a selfish man is indifferent to people he can't use for his purpose

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obowiązkowość jest pożyteczna w pracy, ale przykra w stosunkach międzyludzkich.

a sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations

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mężczyzna, któremu się wiedzie, to taki, który zarabia więcej, niż jego żona jest w stanie wydać.

a successful man is one who earns more than his wife can possibly spend

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nauczyciel, który nie ma cierpliwości dla swoich uczniów jest tylko człowiekiem.

a teacher who is impatient for his pupils is only human

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przypadki są przypadkami tylko dla ignorantów.

accidents are accidents only to ignorance

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znajomy: ktoś, kogo znamy dostatecznie dobrze, żeby od niego pożyczać, ale niewystarczająco dobrze, żeby jemu pożyczać.

acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from but not well enough to lend to

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dostosuj się do tempa natury: jej sekretem jest cierpliwość.

adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience

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reklama każe ci myśleć, że przez całe swoje życie marzyłeś o czymś, o czym wcześniej nigdy nawet nie słyszałeś.

advertising makes you think you have longed all your life for something you never even heard of before

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wszystkie partie polityczne umierają w końcu zatrute własnymi kłamstwami.

all political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies

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człowieka można osądzać zarówno po jego wrogach, jak i przyjaciołach.

you shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends

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możesz być pewnien, że kiedy ktoś zaczyna nazywać siebie "realistą", zamierza zrobić coś, czego się w głębi duszy wstydzi.

you may be sure that when a man begins to call himself a "realist", he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of doing

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nie można odróżnić porządnego człowieka od łotra, przynajmniej na pierwszy rzut oka.

you can't tell an honest man from a rogue, at least not at the first sight

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niewiele można zobaczyć w małym mieście, ale to, co można tam usłyszeć, wynagradza ten niedostatek.

you can't see much in a little town but what you hear makes up for it

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nie można być niezależnym od wszystkich.

you can't be independent of all people

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poznać człowieka po jego pracy.

you can tell a man by his work

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nie można przewidzieć przyszłości na podstawie przeszłości.

you can never plan the future by the past

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Nożem można zabić zawsze, ale nie zawsze można nożem złamać wolę człowieka.

you can always kill with a knife, but you can't always break a man's will with it

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nie wolno ci zabić kobiety, która cię zraniła, ale nic nie zabrania ci zauważyć, że z każdą minutą staje się coraz starsza.

you are not permitted to kill a woman who has injured you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute

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