„Can you join, ask sincerely for affection
without sweaty hand of expectation,
understanding and accepting
if it never is given?“

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„For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.“

—  Alexander Hamilton Founding Father of the United States 1757 - 1804

Letter published 15 October 1787 in the New York Daily Advertiser under the pseudonym “Caesar”; Paul Leicester Ford suggested that “Caesar” was Alexander Hamilton, but this has not been generally accepted. See Jacob E. Cooke, "Alexander Hamilton's Authorship of the 'Caesar' Letters," The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan., 1960), pp. 78-85
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„It can never permit either the truthful recording of facts or the emotional sincerity that literary creation demands.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

"The Prevention of Literature" (1946)
Contexto: Totalitarianism, however, does not so much promise an age of faith as an age of schizophrenia. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable. It can never permit either the truthful recording of facts or the emotional sincerity that literary creation demands. But to be corrupted by totalitarianism one does not have to live in a totalitarian country. The mere prevalence of certain ideas can spread a kind of poison that makes one subject after another impossible for literary purposes. Wherever there is an enforced orthodoxy — or even two orthodoxies, as often happens — good writing stops. This was well illustrated by the Spanish civil war. To many English intellectuals the war was a deeply moving experience, but not an experience about which they could write sincerely. There were only two things that you were allowed to say, and both of them were palpable lies: as a result, the war produced acres of print but almost nothing worth reading.

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„I want you to understand that I never could have done the work I have if I had not had this woman at my right hand.“

—  Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906

Regarding Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Woman's Tribune http://ecssba.rutgers.edu/studies.html (22 February 1890)

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„The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.“

—  Jean Giraudoux French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright 1882 - 1944

As quoted in Murphy's Law Book Two : More Reasons Why Things Go Wrong (1980) by Arthur Bloch, p. 47; similar statements became a routine part of the comedic performances of George Burns.
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„I do love you though — and can love you without kissing you every time I see you and I hope you understand that.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994

Letter to a boyfriend of 1947, quoted in Jacqueline Kennedy's Old Love Letters Will School You in the Art of Breaking Up" by Laura Beck, in Cosmopolitan (2 September 2015) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/news/a45821/jacqueline-kennedy-dear-john-letter/

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„I believe that none can "save" his fellow man by making a choice for him. To help him, he can indicate the possible alternatives, with sincerity and love, without being sentimental and without illusion.“

—  Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980

Credo (1965)
Contexto: I believe that none can "save" his fellow man by making a choice for him. To help him, he can indicate the possible alternatives, with sincerity and love, without being sentimental and without illusion. The knowledge and awareness of the freeing alternatives can reawaken in an individual all his hidden energies and put him on the path to choosing respect for "life" instead of for "death."

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„I understand that love and tragedy go hand in hand, for there can’t be one without the other, but nonetheless I find myself wondering whether the trade-off is fair.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, livro The Longest Ride

Ira Levinson, Chapter 17, p. 237
Fonte: 2009, The Longest Ride (2013)
Contexto: My marriage brought great happiness into my life, but lately there's been nothing but sadness. I understand that love and tragedy go hand in hand, for there can't be one without the other, but nonetheless I find myself wondering whether the tradeoff is fair. A man should die as he had lived, I think; in his final moments, he should be surrounded and comforted by those he's always loved.

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„Once you understand what money can do it gets harder to live without it.“

—  John Barnes, livro Mother of Storms

Section 3, “Singularity“ (p. 371)
Mother of Storms (1994)

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„You actually can’t understand American history without understanding slavery.“

—  Ta-Nehisi Coates writer, journalist, and educator 1975

Ibid. (May 30, 2014) Part 2, Democracy Now!

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