„The Spirit never makes men the instruments of converting others until they feel that they cannot do it themselves; that their skill in argument, in persuasion, in management, avails nothing.“

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 122.

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—  Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis American publisher 1850 - 1933

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—  Jim Gaffigan comedian, actor, author 1966

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—  Albert Nolan South African priest and activist 1934

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„This is a work that cannot be completed except by a society of men of letters and skilled workmen, each working separately on his own part, but all bound together solely by their zeal for the best interests of the human race and a feeling of mutual good will.“

—  Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784

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