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(H)eureka - Archimedes said so, when he had found his principle, climbed out of the bath-tub and ran through the city to his house, stark naked. At least the story is told that way ...

Noli me tangere (Don't touch me) - Jesus Christ to Mary Magdalena, after his resurrection. Why suddenly - but that will always be a mystery ...

Veni, vidi, vici - Caesar told the Senate in Rom elaborately about his deeds in the Gallic War.

Architecture is frozen music - Arthur Schopenhauer

Man is the only creature, that has to be educated - Immanuel Kant

Ergo bibamus - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe     Who would have thought this of the old chap? The quotation is after one of his poems, which used these words as a "Refrain".

Cui bono? (To whose profit?) - Cicero     This question can even today be quite useful ...

Cogito, ergo sum (I think, therefore I am) - Descartes, even known as Cartesius

Art is, what not everybody can do - Ernst Fuchs

Patriotism is love with one's own kind; nationalism is hatred of all others - Romain Gary     Wonderfully said.

All is flux, nothing stands still - Heraclitus     "One cannot enter the same river twice" is another version of this quotation.

Alea iacta est (The die is cast) - Caesar stated this, as he crossed the river Rubicon and thus started a civil war.

Vita brevis, ars longa (Life is short, but art persists) - Seneca     I hope that also my homepage will be judged as a piece of art ...

Almost every genius causes immediately an alliance of mediocrity - Jonathan Swift     Our world's tragedy?

What has been gained through violence, can only be kept through violence - Mahatma Gandhi     More tragedy ...

Quod erat demonstrandum (Which was to be proved) - Euclid     Oh, Professor Hosner (my teacher of Maths from long ago), and my right angles still don't have 90 degrees sharp :-)

Carpe diem (Seize the day) - Horace     This quotations should as well be known from the movie "Dead Poets Society". And if you have not seen that movie yet, then you should start off into the nearest video shop!

Ecce homo - Pontius Pilatus said this to the Jewish people, as he showed the captured and tortured Jesus Christ to them.

Errare humanum est (To err is human) - Hieronymus, Sophronius Eusebius being his full name, was one of the four church fathers of the late Ancient World.

Lawyers are people, who deceive justice with the law - Harold Pinter     Finally a quotation to smile at, even if it actually isn't laughable?   :-)

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