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Creative ideas do not spring from groups

«Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.» — A. Whitney […]

Benjamin Franklin

«Why should I give my readers bad lines of my own when good ones of others are so plenty?» (about plagiarism)

Isaac Newton

«If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.» (about plagiarism)

Keep it simple

«Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.» William of Ockham (1285-1349)

to rule the world

Let them hate, so long as they fear (Oderint Dum Metuant) Lucius Accius, Fragment (170 BC — 86 BC).