„When you look into the abyss, it’s not supposed to wave back.“

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1948 - 2015

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„When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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„He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Aphorism 146 from Jenseits von Gut und Böse (Beyond Good and Evil) an 1886 book by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Translated from: Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein. Source: Gutenberg-DE Translation source: Hollingdale

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„It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.“

—  Taylor Caldwell Novelist 1900 - 1985
"Honoria" (1957); republished in The New American, Vol. 19, No. 20, (6 October 2003)<!-- · this seems in accord with Caldwell's attitudes, but don’t yet have enough info, and not entirely sure of the accuracy of this as a reading: "The Tale of Honoria" on the Dan Smoot Report (1957) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1lwwhZqkCQ -->

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„A small rock holds back a great wave.“

—  Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750

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„Mr. Hitler had to leave the stadium early, but after winning I hurried up to the radio booth. When I passed near the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me and I waved back at him.“

—  Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980
Quoted in "Owens, Back, Gets Hearty Reception" by Louis Effrat, The New York Times, 25 August 1936, p.25 http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive/pdf?res=940CEFDC1E30E13BBC4D51DFBE66838D629EDE.

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