„She with her eyes my heart does bind,
She with her voice might captivate my mind.“

—  Andrew Marvell, The Fair Singer.
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„This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1878 - 1953
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Yet in my heart I never will deny her,
who suffered death because she chose to turn.“

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