The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.—Hans Hofmann, quoted in Zen and the Art of Stand-up Comedy (1998)
To understand matters rightly we should understand their details, and as that knowledge is almost infinite, our knowledge is always superficial and imperfect.—François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle.—Ian Maclaren, The British Weekly (1898)
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The hooded pitta (Pitta sordida) is a passerine bird commonly found in eastern and southeastern Asia and maritime Southeast Asia. Reaching a length of 16 to 19 centimetres (6.3 to 7.5 in), these birds feed on insects and berries.