„I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.“

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Abolicionista e humanista afro-americana 1820 - 1913

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„I looked at my hands, to see if I was de same person now I was free. Dere was such a glory over everything, de sun came like gold trou de trees, and over de fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.“

—  Harriet Tubman African-American abolitionist and humanitarian 1820 - 1913
1880s, Harriet, The Moses of Her People (1886), On realizing that she had passed out of the slavery states into the northern states Modernized rendition: I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.

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„I am very conscious that you can't condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we don't look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can't find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today.“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
Giles Whittell, " The world according to Richard Dawkins http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article4191347.ece" (), The Times, quoted in Trevor Grundy, " Richard Dawkins Pedophilia Remarks Provoke Outrage http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/richard-dawkins-pedophilia_n_3895514.html" (), The Huffington Post.

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„I don't want to be, and it isn't part of my personality. I'm still going to be the same until I was today but with more responsibilities.“

—  José Mourinho Portuguese association football player and manager 1963
Chelsea FC, Doctorate Honoris Causa degree award (23 March 2009)

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„Whenever I draw up economic policy I look at it from the point of view of the person who has nothing; I look at it from the point of view of my farther who tried to get a job but could not.“

—  Harry Schwarz South African activist 1924 - 2010
Parliament (1974-1991), Sunday Times (18 November 1990). Source: http://www.samedia.uovs.ac.za/cgi-bin/getpdf?id=2056613

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