„Knowledge is like the carrot, few know by looking at the green top that the best part, the orange part, is there. Like the carrot, if you don't work for it, it will wither away and rot. And finally, like the carrot, there are a great many donkeys and jackasses that are associated with it.“

—  Ходжа Насреддин, Dan Keding, Elder Tales: stories of wisdom and courage from around the world (2008), , p. 151
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