„Egoism is the identification of the power that knows with the instruments of knowing.“

—  Patañjali

§ 2.6
Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

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-200 - -150 a.C.

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„To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.“

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799

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Contexto: Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient. … To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.

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„When the power of love overcomes love of power the world will know peace.“

—  Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970

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Variante: When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

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