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#1. When I get an idea I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements and operate the device in my mind. It is absolutely immaterial to me whether I run my turbine in my thought or test it in my shop. I even note if it is out of balance. - Author: Nikola Tesla
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#2. The source of all the material comes from nothingness, illusion is working more on things you can prove. That's the principle, the essence of life, it is actually an illusion, not immaterial. That's worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way, that is the truth. - Author: Ang Lee
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#3. The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#4. What is that immaterial part of man known as the soul? Theologians in general agree as to the soul's principal powers. They are the mind, the affections, and the will. Someone has pointed out that with the mind the soul knows, with the affections the soul feels, and with the will the soul chooses. - Author: Jim Downing
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#5. What counts is to be in the world, the posture is immaterial, so long as one is on earth. To breathe is all that is required. - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#6. One deceives oneself and unconsciously believes that real true passion is stirring one's soul; one unconsciously believes that there is something living, tangible in one's immaterial dreams! And is it delusion? - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#7. On the religious Right and religious people in general have the feeling that the world is not just material, the world is not just there for us to do what we want with. That our bodies, things have an immaterial essence, a spiritual essence that God is in all of us. - Author: Jonathan Haidt
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#8. [W]hen the martyr's righteous forebrain is exploded by the executioner's bullet and his mind disintegrates, what then? Can we safely assume that all those millions of neural circuits will be reconstituted in an immaterial state, so the conscious mind carries on? - Author: E. O. Wilson
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#9. I am trying to counter the fixity of architectures, their stolidity, with elements that give an ineffable immaterial quality. - Author: Toyo Ito
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#10. Immaterial art is the strongest because there's no obstacle; there's just energy, and I believe in energy. - Author: Marina Abramovic
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#11. Thoughts and ideas are not phantoms. They are real things. Although intangible and immaterial, they are factors in bringing about changes in the realm of tangible and material things. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#12. It's my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don't need as long as you're able to achieve the same result? - Author: Helmut Jahn
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#13. It from Bit symbolizes the idea that every item of the physical world has at bottom an immaterial source and explanation ... that all things physical are information-theoretic in origin and that this is a participatory universe. - Author: John Archibald Wheeler
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#14. The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted. - Author: Gregor Mendel
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#15. What's true is immaterial. It's what people believe. Belief is the truth. - Author: Michael Marshall
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#16. Matter can simultaneously be defined as a solid (particle) and as an immaterial force field (wave). - Author: Bruce H. Lipton
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#17. Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial. - Author: Bodhidharma
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#18. Confidence is the immaterial residue of material actions. Confidence is the public face of competence. - Author: Ron Suskind
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#19. As the imagination is set to look into the invisible and immaterial, it seems to attract something of their vitality; and though it can give nothing to the body to redeem it from years, it can give to the soul that freshness of youth in old age which is even more beautiful than youth in the young. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#20. Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial ... a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer. - Author: James Kisner
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#21. Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing - and becomes instead material ... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time. - Author: Brian Eno
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#22. A blow to the head will confuse a man's thinking, a blow to the foot has no such effect, this cannot be the result of an immaterial soul. - Author: Heraclitus
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#23. To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It's irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober. - Author: Eugene O'Neill
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#24. Whether you buy a new TV, or car, (etc.) or any other "material" thing is often "immaterial" to God. - Author: Donald L. Hicks
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#25. Part of the reason forward-thinking media networks like Twitter succeed is because people3 want to believe that every immaterial thing they do is pertinent by default; it's interesting because it happened to them, which translates as interesting to all. - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#26. When someone compliments you, listen, but don't believe it. Praise or blame are immaterial. You know what you are. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#27. So much is metaphor, an inadequately material way to speak of immaterial things. - Author: Ann Leckie
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#28. A religion such as Judaism or Catholicism might survive even if it comes to reject a literal account of God creating man and animals. But it cannot survive the rejection of an immaterial soul. - Author: Paul Bloom
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#29. ZENITH, n. The point in the heavens directly overhead to a man standing or a growing cabbage. A man in bed or a cabbage in the pot is not considered as having a zenith, though Horizontalists hold that the posture of the body was immaterial. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#30. Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence - neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish - it is an imponderably valuable gift. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#31. I think after music is performance because it is also an immaterial form of art, and then there's everything else. - Author: Igor Levit
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#32. And for its part, what was life? Was it perhaps only an infectious disease of matter - just as the so-called spontaneous generation of matter was perhaps only an illness, a cancerous stimulation of the immaterial? - Author: Thomas Mann
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#33. There's something about a pious man such as he. He will cheerfully cut your throat if it suits him, but he will hesitate to endanger the welfare of your immaterial and problematical soul. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#34. If you're truly psychedelic the difference between living and dying is quite immaterial. No pun intended. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#35. The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another's labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#36. There was money enough ... but she asked so much of life, in ways so complex and immaterial. He thought of her as walking bare-footed through a stony waste. No one would understand her- no one would pity her- and he, who did both, was powerless to come to her aid. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#37. as incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial. - Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
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#38. Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England. - Author: Peter Akinola
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#39. Some say that happy women are immaterial. - Author: Mina Loy
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#40. Contrary to the foolish notion that syntax is immaterial, people optimize the way they express themselves, and so express themselves differently with different syntaxes. - Author: Erik Naggum
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#41. What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. What is the soul? It is immaterial. - Author: Thomas Hood
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#42. I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting. - Author: Lord Byron
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#43. We are not compelled in naturalism, or even in materialism, to ignore immaterial things; the point is that any immaterial things which are recognized shall be regarded as names, aspects, functions, or concomitant products of those physical things among which action goes on. - Author: George Santayana
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#44. Art is a spiritual, immaterial respite from the hardships of life. - Author: Fernando Botero
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#45. What part of us feels pleasure? Is it our hand, our arm, our flesh, or our blood? It must obviously be something immaterial. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#46. Men of quality are in the wrong to undervalue, as they often do, the practise of a fair and quick hand in writing; for it is no immaterial accomplishment. - Author: Quintilian
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#47. Our economy's growth functions by inciting us to produce more and more with each passing year. In turn, we require cultural forms to enable us to sort through the glut, and our rituals are once again directed towards the immaterial, towards quality and not quantity. - Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
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#48. We are spiritual beings - indestructible, immaterial and safe. - Author: Donna Goddard
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#49. You can get some sense of the immaterial quality of clouds by strolling through fog - which is, after all, nothing more than a cloud that lacks the will to fly. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#50. I can't believe that our body, composed as it is of mud and shit and equipped with instincts lower than those of the pig or the crab-louse, contains anything pure and immaterial - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#51. For me, a director is a director immaterial of the gender. At the end of the day, the audience is only interested in watching a good film. - Author: Boman Irani
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#52. Moral deliberation has to be somewhere in the brain, after all. It's not going to be in the foot or the stomach, and it's certainly not going to reside in some mysterious immaterial realm. So who cares about precisely where? - Author: Paul Bloom
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#53. That one body should act upon another through a vacuum without the mediation of anything else is so great an absurdity that no man suited to do science ... can ever fall into it, ... Gravity must be caused by an agent ... but whether that agent be material or immaterial I leave to my readers. - Author: Isaac Newton
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#54. I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general. - Author: Gottfried Leibniz
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#55. The degree of talent, the size of the gift, is immaterial. All artists must listen, but not all hear great symphonies, see wide canvasses, conceive complex, character-filled novels. No
matter, the creative act is the same, and it is an act of faith. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#56. The central idea of this book is that the self is a process, not a thing or an entity. The self isn't something outside experience, hidden either in the brain or in some immaterial realm. - Author: Evan Thompson
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#57. Can you hold happiness? Can you drink it? Can you taste it? Can you touch it? Of course not, it is immaterial. So, stop looking for it in the material world! Happiness is experienced within; when we bridge the gap between what we want to experience and how we choose to behave. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#58. An immaterial but visible being that inhabited the air when the air was an element and before it was fatally polluted with factory smoke, sewer gas and similar products of civilization. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#59. The ethereal nature of mists means that while they may appear solid and to have distinct forms, they are also immaterial, and can readily become formless. - Author: Eugene Thacker
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#60. Perhaps because alchemy combines the ancient, Gnostic focus on the immaterial and transcendent soul, or spark, with the modern, scientific-like focus on the transformation of worldly matter, it serves to connect the two. Despite his professed closer kinship to alchemy, - Author: C. G. Jung
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#61. The supposedly immaterial soul, we now know, can be bisected with a knife, altered by chemicals, started or stopped by electricity, and extinguished by a sharp blow or by insufficient oxygen. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#62. Time will always have the answer in the end, whether you like that answer is immaterial to Time because it tends not to keep friends. - Author: Jonathan Dunne
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#63. My name is immaterial,' she said.
That's a pretty name,' said Rincewind. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#64. There are truths, that are beyond us, transcendent truths, about beauty, truth, honor, etc. There are truths that man knows exist, but they cannot be seen - they are immaterial, but no less real, to us. It is only through the language of myth that we can speak of these truths. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#65. There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes. We cannot see it, but when our bodies are purified, we shall see that it is all matter. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#66. But there, war does not care for predetermination; it also destroys in fury that wich is immaterial, the hopes and expectations (from Requiem for a Hotel /Nekrolog auf ein Hotel,1918) - Author: Stefan Zweig
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#67. Modern science tells us that the conscious self arises from a purely physical brain. We do not have immaterial souls. - Author: Paul Bloom
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#68. it is quite impossible for us men clothed about with this dense covering of flesh to understand or speak of the divine and lofty and immaterial energies of the Godhead, except by the use of images and types and symbols derived from our own life(7). - Author: John Damascene
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#69. If you were to gather all the minutes wasted on insignificant, immaterial yik yak spent throughout the day and add them up, how much misspent time do you think you'd have? One hour? Two hours? Consider the sunk cost on that. It's unacceptable. One minute wasted is one minute too much. - Author: Ari Gold
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#70. When anything goes digital, let alone something as immaterial as a book, there is a tendency to see it as just in the air to be taken, and to lose the sense that somebody once made it. - Author: Graham Swift
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#71. Perhaps the day will come when Western science is able to confirm the existence of immaterial forces and realms. Compelling research in the field of parapsychology indirectly points to this possibility, yet most people in mainstream science can't bring themselves to consider the implications. - Author: Mark Ireland
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#72. Amongst some of the Old Soul's greatest achievements in life include the ability to live with inner peace, even amid the troubles of life. As all is passing, the Old Soul understands the importance of non-attachment to physical and immaterial things. - Author: Aletheia Luna
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#73. To this day, watching a woman mindlessly tend to one thing while doing something else absorbs me. Like securing the backs of her earrings while wiggling her feet into her shoes. Like staring into some middle distance, where lines soften, and where she separates the relevant from the immaterial. - Author: Durga Chew-Bose
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#74. You are an immaterial girl living in a material world. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#75. We have sacrificed the old immaterial gods, and now we are occupying the temple of the Market-God. He organizes our economy, our politics, our habits, our lives, and even provides us with rates and credit cards and gives us the appearance of happiness. - Author: Jose Mujica
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#76. The brain is a material thing, something you can hold in your hands. The mind is an immaterial thing, something only the Universe can hold. - Author: Toni Sorenson
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#77. We are always getting away from the present moment. Our mental existence, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#78. Reincarnation is a process of moving from one state of mind to another. Whether you are in a body or out of a body is immaterial. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#79. I like the immaterial world. I like to live among thoughts and images of the past and the possible, and even of the impossible, now and then. - Author: Thomas Love Peacock
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#80. Performance is there, and if you are not there in that moment it happened, it just stays in the memory. It's so immaterial and something this immaterial is very difficult to collect. Its difficult to buy, its how we can buy immaterial art. - Author: Marina Abramovic
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#81. I always talk about the hierarchy of art, and I always put music on the top of everything, because it's so immaterial. - Author: Igor Levit
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#82. Gravity must be caused by an Agent acting constantly according to certain laws, but whether this Agent be material or immaterial I have left to the consideration of my readers. - Author: Isaac Newton
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#83. Purpose of counter-intelligence action is to disrupt and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge. If facts are present it aids in the success of the proposal but the Bureau feels ... that disruption can be accomplished without facts to back it up. - Author: J. Edgar Hoover
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#84. Dualistic doctrines that regard mind and body as separate entities do not provide much enlightenment on the nature of the disembodied mental state or on how an immaterial mind and bodily events act on each other - Author: Albert Bandura
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#85. In the end he said, I am Mercier, alone, ill, in the cold, the wet, old, half mad, no way on, no way back. He eyed briefly, with nostalgia, the ghastly sky, the hideous earth. At your age, he said. Another act. Immaterial - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#86. Like heterosexuality, faith in immaterial realities is popularly considered essential to individual morality. - Author: Wendy Kaminer
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#87. Silence is not empty or immaterial, and it is not needed to chain tame things. It often guards powers strong enough to shatter everything. - Author: Emmi Itaranta
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#88. Immaterial as water, too vast for any mortal apprehension, the Web's outstanding qualities allow us to confuse the ungraspable with the eternal. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#89. The fact that one can lose one's sense of self in an ocean of tranquility does not mean that one's consciousness is immaterial or that it presided over the birth of the universe. - Author: Sam Harris
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#90. Talking about performance is such a strange thing because it's so immaterial. We are talking about soft matter. We are talking about something that is invisible. You can't see it. You can't touch it. You just can feel it. - Author: Marina Abramovic
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#91. Under the gold standard gold is money and money is gold. It is immaterial whether or not the laws assign legal tender quality only to gold coins minted by the government. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#92. Learning is by nature curiosity ... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained. - Author: Philo Of Alexandria
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#93. Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is done by assistants or a machine, I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array of about 200 separating funnels. - Author: Archer John Porter Martin
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