— John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938
— Anthony Horowitz English novelist and screenwriter 1955
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 a.C.
„"That's the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. "It demands to be felt."“
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
Augustus "Gus" Waters, p. 63
— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
Context: Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man's genetic lineage—the notion that a man's intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.