> Ich habe die Meere der Alten und der Neuen Welt durchforscht und alle vier Erdteile bereist. Nachdem ich in der Hütte des Irokesen und unter dem Zelt des Arabers, in den Wigwams der Huronen, zwischen den Trümmern Athens, Jerusalems, Memphis`, Karthagos, bei den Griechen, den Türken und den Mauren, in den Wäldern und in den Ruinen genächtigt sowie die die Bärenfelljacke des Eingeborenen und den Seiden- kaftan des Mameluken getragen hatte, nachdem ich Armut, Hunger und Exil hatte über mich ergehen lassen, saß ich als Minister und Gesandter in goldbesticktem, orden- und bändergeschmücktem Rock an der Tafel von Königen, nahm an den Festlichkeiten von Fürsten und Fürstinnen teil, um in Armut zurückzufallen und schließlich sogar das Gefängnis auszukosten.<
It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime. So let me say before we part: So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end I know you have re-written mine by being my friend.
[...] the whole of human history is full of people who tried against the odds. Some succeeded, most failed, but that hasn't stopped them. Whatever else you could say about these particular primates, they could be determined.
So true. We strive in school to achieve something we don't even want. Then when we are done with school and we get a job, we strive to something within that job, and that carries on our whole life. We are striving to achieve something we will never get. UNLESS, we do something different with our lifes.
If you have any dreams, do whatever you can to achieve that dream. THEN you will be happy. And that is when you start living!
Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.
Carpe diem, how annoying is carpe diem? How are you supposed to plan a life, a career, a family, if you’re always carpe-ing the diem? If we all ceased every moment of every day, there wouldn’t be doctors who would sit through med school. We’d all be too busy living in the now. Whatever that means.