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Hi! My nickname Symposiarch and relates to Symposion. I live in Mainz on the Rhine, therefore I will contribute Mainz history and presence.

To call oneself a Geisenheimer is almost equal to receiving a knighthood.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.[1]
Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.[2]
If we restrict liberty to attain security we will lose them both. (Wenn wir die Freiheit einschränken, um Sicherheit zu erlangen, werden wir beides verlieren).[3]
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  1. ^ The original passage is in "The Importance of Being Earnest" on page 9, when Jack says to Algernon: "That, my dear Algy, is the whole truth pure and simple." Upon which Algernon replies: "The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossiblity!"
  2. ^ Original passage of Donald Rumsfeld during Department of Defense news briefing, February 12, 2002
  3. ^ zugeschrieben: Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)


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