„Before he can become a wolf, the lycanthrope strips naked. If you spy a naked man among the pines, you must run as if the Devil were after you.“

Fonte: Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

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—  Plautus, Asinaria

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Variant translation: A man is a wolf rather than a man to another man, when he hasn't yet found out what he's like.
Often quoted as "Homo homini lupus" [A man is a wolf to another man].
Asinaria (The One With the Asses)
Original: (la) Lupus est homo homini, non homo, quom qualis sit non novit.

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—  Clifford D. Simak, Highway of Eternity

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He stared at the hat. Who are you? What is this about?
He spoke in his mind, talking to himself, not really to the hat. He had not spoken aloud for fear of startling the wolf.
The Hat replied. It is about the brotherhood of life. Who I am is of no consequence. I am only here to act as an interpreter.
An interpreter for whom?
For the wolf and you.
But the wolf does not talk.
No, he does not talk. But he thinks. He is greatly pleased and puzzled.
Puzzled I can understand. But pleased?
He feels a sameness with you. He senses something in you that reminds him of himself. He puzzles what you are.
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„Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.“

—  Rudyard Kipling, livro The Second Jungle Book

The Law of the Jungle, Stanzas 1 and 2.
The Second Jungle Book (1895)
Contexto: p>Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
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