„It is blasphemy to separate oneself from the earth and look down on it like a god. It is more than blasphemy, it is dangerous. We can never be gods, after all—but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.“

—  N. K. Jemisin, livro The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Fonte: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010), Chapter 7 (p. 74)

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Contexto: God is more interior to us than we are to ourselves.
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—  Fred Phelps American pastor and activist 1929 - 2014

Sermon about Ireland, July 29, 2007. Letter from UK Border Agency: WBC has been banned from the UK http://www.godhatesfags.com/written/fliers/archive/20090224_uk-border-agency.pdf. GodHatesFags.com. February 19, 2009.
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„But now if all things whatsoever that we look upon are emblems to us of the Highest God, I add that more so than any of them is man such an emblem.“

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—  Jens Stoltenberg Norwegian politician, 13th Secretary-General of NATO, 27th Prime Minister of Norway 1959

As quoted in "Man må tro at det nytter" http://www.bt.no/nyheter/--Man-ma-tro-at-det-nytter-2633333.html (31 December 2011), by Erik Fossen and Håvard Bjelland, BT (in Norwegian)

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„We are not expecting Utopia here on this earth. But God meant things to be much easier than we have made them.“

—  Dorothy Day Social activist 1897 - 1980

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Contexto: We are not expecting Utopia here on this earth. But God meant things to be much easier than we have made them. A man has a natural right to food, clothing, and shelter. A certain amount of goods is necessary to lead a good life. A family needs work as well as bread. Property is proper to man. We must keep repeating these things. Eternal life begins now. "All the way to heaven is heaven, because He said, "I am the Way." The cross is there, of course, but "in the cross is joy of spirit." And love makes all things easy.

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Quoted on Contemporary art, http://coolturamagazine.com/xabier-lezama-mitologia-vasca/, February 15, 2020.

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