My semi-final is my final.

—Su Bingtian

All men naturally desire knowledge. An indication of this is our esteem for the senses; for apart from their use we esteem them for their own sake, and most of all the sense of sight.


Happiness is not the reward of virtue, but is virtue itself; nor do we delight in happiness because we restrain our lusts; but, on the contrary, because we delight in it, therefore are we able to restrain them.

—Baruch Spinoza

. . . the tragedy of human situation . . . man always dies before he is fully born.”

—Erich Fromm

There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.

—Mark Twain

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero

Why do we do science? Why do we do art? The things that are least important for our survival are the very things that make us human.

—Savas Dimopoulos

Nothing is granted in life. Everything is not in your hands. Sincere effort, that is the only thing you can do. That is the only duty of the human being.

—Teja Singh Dhaliwal

We don’t become what we know. Education is a process of love formation. When you go to a school, it should offer you new things to love.

—Charles Handy

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