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The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.

Abbe’ D’Allanival

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Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.

Saadi

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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.

Voltaire

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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

Theodore Ruskin

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The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Jung

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Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

James Boswell

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth that men prefer not to hear.

Herbert Agar

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… shock had nearly made him spill his drink. He drained it quickly before anything serious happened to it. He then had another quick one to follow the first one down and check that it was all right.

“Freedom,” he said aloud.

Trillian came on to the bridge at that point and said several enthusiastic things on the subject of freedom.

“I can’t cope with it,” Zaphod said darkly, and sent a third drink down to see why the second hadn’t yet reported on the condition of the first. He looked uncertainly at both of her and preferred the one on the right.

He poured a drink down his other throat with the plan that it would head the previous one off at the pass, join forces with it, and together they would get the second to pull itself together. Then all three would go off in search of the first, give it a good talking to and maybe a bit of a sing as well.

He felt uncertain as to whether the fourth drink had understood all that, so he sent down a fifth to explain the plan more fully and a sixth for moral support.

from Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

How could I forget how quotable Douglas Adams is?  How will I restrain myself from turning this blog into nothing but Hitchhikers and Dirk Gently quotes?  Maybe I will, maybe I won’t…

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A selective memory is the greatest asset of any traveller or adventurer.

When the mist comes in and you can’t find the path, you tell yourself, as you have done so often before, that you will never return to these wretched slopes, jungles, streets again.

And when you do return home, this deft attribute blots out the hardship and the fear and you begin to plan again to go where you have not travelled before.

Peter Hillary, from Journeys: Timeless Travel Quotations

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The rain, it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella:
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just’s umbrella.

Lord Bowen