„He was without any rival whatever, the first comic genius who ever installed himself in Downing Street“

— Michael Foot, On Benjamin Disraeli, in his own book, Debts of Honour

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who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
[dies slowly... ]“

— Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems
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—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.

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