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TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites

TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites
TED Quotes are made possible by Allianz SE Facts, insight and humor —in shareable bites TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity. Have thoughts about TED Quotes? Want to suggest a quote? Share your ideas with us. Follow us on Twitter: @TEDQuote About Allianz SE Allianz provides singular insight and expertise to help people manage new risks and opportunities. Learn more about Allianz SE.

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