„Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.“

—  James Rollins, livro Ice Hunt

Fonte: Ice Hunt

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„It's a natural achievement,
Conquering my homework
With her image pounding in my brain.
She's an inspiration
For my graduation,
And she helps to keep the classroom sane.“

—  Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947

Teacher I Need You
Song lyrics, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)

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„In some respects she certainly is not my equal; but in her natural right to eat the bread she earns with her own hands without asking leave of any one else, she is my equal, and the equal of all others“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1850s, Speech on the Dred Scott Decision (1857)
Contexto: There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people, to the idea of an indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races; and Judge Douglas evidently is basing his chief hope, upon the chances of being able to appropriate the benefit of this disgust to himself. If he can, by much drumming and repeating, fasten the odium of that idea upon his adversaries, he thinks he can struggle through the storm. He therefore clings to this hope, as a drowning man to the last plank. He makes an occasion for lugging it in from the opposition to the Dred Scott decision. He finds the Republicans insisting that the Declaration of Independence includes ALL men, black as well as white; and forth-with he boldly denies that it includes negroes at all, and proceeds to argue gravely that all who contend it does, do so only because they want to vote, and eat, and sleep, and marry with negroes! He will have it that they cannot be consistent else. Now I protest against that counterfeit logic which concludes that, because I do not want a black woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. I need not have her for either, I can just leave her alone. In some respects she certainly is not my equal; but in her natural right to eat the bread she earns with her own hands without asking leave of any one else, she is my equal, and the equal of all others.

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„A baby was sleeping,
Its mother was weeping,
For her husband was far on the wild-raging sea.“

—  Samuel Lover Irish song-writer, novelist, and painter 1797 - 1868

The Angel's Whisper, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Prayer sometimes dulls the hunger of the pauper, like a mother's finger thrust into the mouth of her starving baby.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

Quoted in M. Samuel. Prince of the Ghetto. Alfred A. Knopf, 1948, p. 162.

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„when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural“

—  Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Fonte: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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„It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924

Il est à peu près impossible de constituer systématiquement une morale naturelle. La nature n'a pas de principes. Elle ne nous fournit aucune raison de croire que la vie humaine est respectable. La nature, indifférente, ne fait nulle distinction du bien et du mal.
La Révolte des Anges [The Revolt of the Angels] (1914), ch. XXVII

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