„Cruelty never helped the turning of the world.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, livro The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Fonte: The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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„We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, livro The Birth of Tragedy

Fonte: The Birth of Tragedy (1872), p. 73
Contexto: We cannot help but see Socrates as the turning-point, the vortex of world history. For if we imagine that the whole incalculable store of energy used in that global tendency had been used not in the service of knowledge but in ways applied to the practical — selfish — goals of individuals and nations, universal wars of destruction and constant migrations of peoples would have enfeebled man's instinctive zest for life to the point where, suicide having become universal, the individual would perhaps feel a vestigial duty as a son to strangle his parents, or as a friend his friend, as the Fiji islanders do: a practical pessimism that could even produce a terrible ethic of genocide through pity, and which is, and always has been, present everywhere in the world where art has not in some form, particularly as religion and science, appeared as a remedy and means of prevention for this breath of pestilence.

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„They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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„How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

"Message from Bertrand Russell to the International Conference of Parlimentarians in Cairo, February 1970," reprinted in The New York Times (23 February 1970)
1960s
Contexto: The tragedy of the people of Palestine is that their country was "given" by a foreign power to another people for the creation of a new state. The result was that many hundreds of thousands of innocent people were made permanently homeless. With every new conflict their numbers increased. How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty? It is abundantly clear that the refugees have every right to the homeland from which they were driven, and the denial of this right is at the heart of the continuing conflict. No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate? A permanent just settlement of the refugees in their homeland is an essential ingredient of any genuine settlement in the Middle East.

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„We never get anywhere in this world without the forces of history and individual persons in the background helping us to get there.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1950s, Conquering Self-centeredness (1957)
Contexto: We never get anywhere in this world without the forces of history and individual persons in the background helping us to get there. If you have the privilege of a fine education, well, you have it because somebody made it possible. If you have the privilege to gain wealth and a bit of the world’s goods, well, you have it because somebody made it possible. So don’t boast, don’t be arrogant. You, at that moment, rise out of your self-centeredness to the type of living that makes you an integrated personality.

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„Seems to me the place you fight cruelty is where you find it, and the place you give help is where you see it needed.“

—  Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials trilogy

Lee Scoresby to Stanislaus Grumman in Ch. 14 : Alamo Gulch
His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife (1997)

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„I don’t want to torture anything. … it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world.“

—  Jessica Chastain American actress 1977

… While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.
On her veganism and lifestyle in a PETA press statement, as quoted in "PETA Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012: Jessica Chastain And Woody Harrelson Win Celebrity Contest" by Tara Kelly, in The Huffington Post (29 June 2012) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/peta-sexiest-vegetarian-celebrities-2012_n_1638049.html

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„The world is turning,
I hope it don't turn away.“

—  Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945

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Song lyrics, On the Beach (1974)

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„Help save the world!“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

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