Felix Hoffmann, of Bayer in Elberfeld, Germany created heroin as a medicine 11 days after inventing aspirin. Afraid of the possible side effects of aspirin, Bayer registered heroin (probably from heroisch, German for "heroic") as a trademark. Bayer marketed it from 1896-1910 as a non-addictive morphine substitute and children's cough medicine until it was made illegal in 1914.

Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist
   George Carlin

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
   Nikola Tesla

Do niczego się nie przywiązywać, niczego się nie wyrzekać.
   Anthony DeMello

I feel everyone's attention span eroding. I feel people packaging themselves for social media, opening their self-image and self-worth to the masses. I see a flood of undifferentiated information, the spread of hysteria and belligerence, the retreat of quietude, humility, and grace. This is all downside, but lately I'm losing the upside. While I still love the technology underneath it all, more and more I feel like I'm working in the service of something that's driving humanity collectively insane.    m_fayer @ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12878706

Pierwszy rezultat przystosowania się do innych - stajemy się nudni.
   Elias Canetti

Kto poszukuje Boga w ustalonej formie, ten chwyta formę, pomijając ukrytego w niej Boga.
   Mistrz Eckhart

W co motłoch bez dowodów uwierzył, jakże byśmy mogli to dowodami obalić ?!
   Friedrich Nietzsche

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