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William Blake
28.11.1757 London – 12.8. 1827 London; englischer Dichter, Maler, Grafiker
To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.
Beginn von "Auguries of Innocence", online auf blakeAuguries of InnocenceblakeBartleby
Edward Morgan Forster
1.1. 1879 London – 7. 6. 1970 Coventry; englischer Dichter – forsterWikipedia
"To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy can indulge; the poor cannot afford it." S. 33, Kap. 5
(Margaret Schlegel:) "The German is always on the lookout for beauty. He may miss it through stupidity, or misinterpret it, but he is always asking beauty to enter his life, and I believe that in the end it will come." S. 72, Kap. 9
Mrs. Wilcox: "We never discuss anything at Howards End." S. 73, Kap. 9
Über ein reichen Londoner Geschäftsmann:
"... true insight began just where his intelligence ended ..." S. 106, Kap. 13
Alle Zitate aus Howards End, forster RezensionforsterHowards End online
Oliver Goldsmith
10. 11. 1728 Smith-Hill House bei Elphin, Roscommon, Ireland – 4. 4. 1774 London; irischer Schriftsteller und Arzt
"There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher." Genaue Quelle unbekannt
"This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey."
The Good-Natured Man, zitiert nach The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations, Ware, 1996
Wird meist verkürzt zu: "Philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey."
Thomas Gray
26.12. 1716 – 30.7. 1771
"Ignorance is bliss" – "Unwissenheit ist ein Segen" stammt aus dem Gedicht von Thomas Gray:
"Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (1742):

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise".
Vergleiche: Du tust dich leicht, weil du dir von Haus aus schwer tust. – “What you don’t know cannot hurt you” - "Was du nicht weißt, macht dich nicht heiß."

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