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I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

As to diseases make a habit of two things – to help, or at least, to do no harm.
As to diseases, make a habit of two thingsto help, or at least to do no harm. The art has three factors, the disease, the patient, the physician. The physician is the servant of the art. The patient must co-operate with the physician in combating the disease.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
From the Eiger Sanction: [Hemlock saves Meier from falling off the mountain] Anderl Meier: You're very good. I have really enjoyed climbing with you. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: We'll make it. Anderl Meier: I don't think so. But we shall continue with style.
Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
God is clever, but not dishonest.
God does not play dice with the universe.
If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty... this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Doubt can only be removed by action.
The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.

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