„There was a time when only wise books were read
helping us to bear our pain and misery.“

"Ars Poetica?"
Contexto: There was a time when only wise books were read
helping us to bear our pain and misery.
This, after all, is not quite the same
as leafing through a thousand works fresh from psychiatric clinics. And yet the world is different from what it seems to be
and we are other than how we see ourselves in our ravings.

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—  Simon Stevin Flemish scientist, mathematician and military engineer 1548 - 1620

Géographie, in Les Oeuvres Mathématiques de Simon Stevin de Bruges (1634) ed. Girard, p. 109, as quoted by Jacob Klein]], Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra (1968)

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„Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of fact.“

—  George Santayana, libro The Sense of Beauty

Pt. III, Form; § 30: "The average modified in the direction of pleasure.", p. 125
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Contexto: In fact, the whole machinery of our intelligence, our general ideas and laws, fixed and external objects, principles, persons, and gods, are so many symbolic, algebraic expressions. They stand for experience; experience which we are incapable of retaining and surveying in its multitudinous immediacy. We should flounder hopelessly, like the animals, did we not keep ourselves afloat and direct our course by these intellectual devices. Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of fact.

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Where Is God (2009, Thomas Nelson publishers)

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„The wise man reads both books and life itself.“

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Fuente: The Importance of Living (1937), p. 388

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„Friends love misery… our misery is what endears us to our friends.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

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„When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, But his books were read.“

—  Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953

"On His Books"
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Variante: When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.

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