„... because all happiness is contagious, and disarms the spirit of hatred.“

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„If the opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1878 - 1953
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„Emotion is contagious.“

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„Cricket as a passion is distinctly contagious.“

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„There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

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„Love is the master-key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. How terrible is the one fact of beauty!“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
A Mortal Antipathy (1885) This statement is often misquoted as "Love is the master-key that opens the gates of happiness".

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„Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.“

—  Earl Warren United States federal judge 1891 - 1974
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