„Christianity has made martyrdom sublime, and sorrow triumphant.“

—  Edwin Hubbell Chapin, P. 450.
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„Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
Context: The highfalutin aims of democracy, whether real or imaginary, are always assumed to be identical with its achievements. This, of course, is sheer hallucination. Not one of those aims, not even the aim of giving every adult a vote, has been realized. It has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. 394

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„Schiller has the material sublime.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
29 December 1822.

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Juhani Aho photo

„No music was made from grief, moulded from sorrow.“

—  Juhani Aho Finnish author and journalist 1861 - 1921
Juhani Aho. Yksin ("Alone," 1890, tr. as Seul 2013); cited in: Guri Barstad, ‎Karen P. Knutsen (2016), States of Decadence: On the Aesthetics of Beauty, Decline and Transgression across Time and Space Volume 1. p. 2

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„Christians are made, not born.“

—  Tertullian Christian theologian 155 - 230
Chapter 18 Many variants on this exist, notably “Great lovers are made, not born.” and “(Great) leaders are made, not born.” A variant on “One is not born wise, but becomes wise” from Seneca the Younger On Anger 2.10.6; see: Christian and Pagan in the Roman Empire: the witness of Tertullian, by Tertullian, Robert Dick Sider, p. 38 http://books.google.com/books?id=-qezxQeuutYC&pg=PA38&dq=%22Christians+are+made,+not+born%22, footnote 79

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„Even of death Christianity has made a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan and the stoical repose of the Indian“

—  Ouida British novelist 1839 - 1908
Context: Even of death Christianity has made a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan and the stoical repose of the Indian. "Has Christianity Failed?" http://books.google.com/books?id=C1cCAAAAIAAJ&q="even+of+death+Christianity+has+made+a+terror+which+was+unknown+to+the+gay+calmness+of+the+Pagan+and+the+stoical+repose+of+the+Indian"&pg=PA215#v=onepage, in the The North American Review (February 1891)

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„The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
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„All spiritual journeys are martyrdoms“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

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„All have not the gift of martyrdom.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700
Pt. II, line 59.

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„Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
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„This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest … in our magnificent National Parks … Nature's sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
The Yosemite http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/the_yosemite/ (1912), chapter 15: Hetch Hetchy Valley <!-- Terry Gifford, EWDB, page 714 -->

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„The busy bee has no time for sorrow.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
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„Triumphant capitalism has unleashed a powerful drive toward inequality, not improvement, in the social sphere.“

—  Herbert Schiller American media critic 1919 - 2000
Chapter One, Number One And the Political Economy Of Communication, p. 56

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