„Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.“

—  Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Fonte: The Joy Luck Club (1989)

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„Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.“

—  Ken Kesey, livro One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Fonte: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962), Ch. 5
Contexto: Maybe not you, buddy, but the rest are even scared to open up and laugh. You know, that's the first thing that got me about this place, that there wasn't anybody laughing. I haven't heard a real laugh since I came through that door, do you know that? Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.

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„The abode of the Teacher not only cannot be made known but cannot even be uttered. Your question shows how far you are from the understanding of the Teaching. Even humanly you must realize how wrong your question is.“

—  Nicholas Roerich Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, enlightener, philosopher 1874 - 1947

Introduction
Leaves Of Morya's Garden (1924 - 1925), Book II : Illumination (1925)
Contexto: They will ask: "Who gave you the Teaching?"
Answer: "The Mahatma of the East."
They will ask: "Where does He live?"
Answer: "The abode of the Teacher not only cannot be made known but cannot even be uttered. Your question shows how far you are from the understanding of the Teaching. Even humanly you must realize how wrong your question is."
They will ask: "When can I be useful?"
Answer: "From this hour unto eternity."
"When should I prepare myself for labor?"
"Lose not an hour!"
"And when will the call come?"
"Even sleep vigilantly."
"How shall I work until this hour?"
"Enhancing the quality of labor."

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„Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die.“

—  Beilby Porteus Bishop of Chester; Bishop of London 1731 - 1809

Fonte: Death: A Poetical Essay (1759), Line 316. Compare: "There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die", Thomas Tickell, On the Death of Mr. Addison (1721), line 81.; "He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live", Michel de Montaigne, Essay, book i. chap. ix.; "I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die", Sandys, Anglorum Speculum, p. 903.

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„Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor.“

—  Sherman Alexie, livro The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Fonte: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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„Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/linŭ-gnu-freedom.html "Linŭ, GNU, and freedom" in LinŭWorld (May 2002) http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/linŭ-gnu-freedom.html
2000s
Contexto: Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. "Don't bother us with politics," respond those who don't want to learn.

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„Teach your children to work, teach your daughters modesty, teach all the virtue of economy. And if not make them saints, at least make them Christians.“

—  António de Oliveira Salazar Prime Minister of Portugal 1889 - 1970

Quoted in Salazar: biographical study - page 285; of Franco Nogueira - Published by Atlantis Publishing, 1977

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„I don't care how precise your bombs and your weapons are, when you set them off, innocent people will die.“

—  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946

At a Labour Party conference in the UK, quoted in The Independent. "Clinton urges caution over Iraq as Bush is granted war powers" (3 October 2002) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/clinton-urges-caution-over-iraq-as-bush-is-granted-war-powers-607775.html
2000s
Contexto: A preemptive action today, however well-justified, may come back with unwelcome consequences in the future. And because … I've done this. I've ordered these kinds of actions — I don't care how precise your bombs and your weapons are, when you set them off, innocent people will die.

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