„If love means anything at all it means extending your hand to the unlovable.“

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—  Stella Vine English artist 1969

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„Peace with justice means extending a hand to those who reach for freedom, wherever they live.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2013, Brandenburg Gate Speech (June 2013)
Contexto: Peace with justice means extending a hand to those who reach for freedom, wherever they live. Different peoples and cultures will follow their own path, but we must reject the lie that those who live in distant places don’t yearn for freedom and self-determination just like we do; that they don’t somehow yearn for dignity and rule of law just like we do. We cannot dictate the pace of change in places like the Arab world, but we must reject the excuse that we can do nothing to support it.

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„The Soviet Republic hands over power and land to the poor, guarantees you all your conquests in the revolution, places in your hands all the means for defending these gains.“

—  Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze Soviet politician 1886 - 1937

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„To pray means to open your hands before God.“

—  Henri Nouwen Dutch priest and writer 1932 - 1996

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Contexto: To pray means to open your hands before God. It means slowly relaxing the tension which squeezes your hands together and accepting your existence with an increasing readiness, not as a possession to defend, but as a gift to receive. Above all, prayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God’s promises and find hope for yourself, your neighbor and your world. In prayer, you encounter God not only in the small voice and the soft breeze, but also in the midst of the turmoil of the world, in the distress and joy of your neighbor and in the loneliness of your own heart.

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„Think of love as a state of grace not as a means to anything… but an end in itself.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, livro El amor en los tiempos del cólera

Variante: It had to teach her to think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end it itself.
Fonte: Love in the Time of Cholera

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„If the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.“

—  James Baldwin, livro The Fire Next Time

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„If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.“

—  George Orwell, livro A Revolução dos Bichos

Sometimes paraphrased as "Liberty is telling people what they do not want to hear."
Variante: Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Fonte: Original preface to Animal Farm; as published in George Orwell: Some Materials for a Bibliography (1953) by Ian R. Willison

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