„Jesus … never laughed. Nothing has ever equaled the seriousness of his life; it is clear that pleasure, recreation, anything that could divert the mind, had no part in it. The life of Jesus was utterly taut, wholly caught up in God and in the woes of men, and he gave to nature only what he could not have refused it without destroying it.“

Essais de Morale (1753), XIII, 390, in The Bourgeois: Catholicism vs. Capitalism in Eighteenth-Century France (1927) as translated by Mary Ilford (1968), p. 118

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„Rejoicing and celebrating with sinners was incomprehensibly scandalous (Luke 15:1). They [the Pharisees] could only assume that he [Jesus] had become a pleasure-seeker, “a drunkard and a glutton”“

—  Albert Nolan South African priest and activist 1934

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„I got up to leave. There was nothing more to be said. He had asked for what he knew I could not give, and I had refused.“

—  Octavia E. Butler, livro Kindred

Fonte: Kindred (1979), Chapter 6, “The Rope” section 4 (p. 257).

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„Have you ever seen a picture
Of Jesus laughing?
Mmm, do you think
He had a beautiful smile?
A smile that healed.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

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„The husband's behavior was heroic … but what we expect of a husband toward his wife: his right, and his proud privilege, to die for his woman. But what of this nameless stranger? Up to the very last second he could have jumped clear. He did not. He was still trying to save this woman he had never seen before in his life, right up to the very instant the train killed him. And that's all we'll ever know about him.
This is how a man dies.
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—  Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988

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Contexto: I said that "Patriotism" is a way of saying "Women and children first." And that no one can force a man to feel this way. Instead he must embrace it freely. I want to tell about one such man. He wore no uniform and no one knows his name, or where he came from; all we know is what he did.
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„Jesus' commandment never wishes to destroy life, but rather to preserve, strengthen, and heal life.“

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