„It was always from the love of strong women that he had found whatever joy had been granted him in his life.“

—  Orson Scott Card, livro Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (1996)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„He that never had sorrow of love never had joy of it either!“

—  Gottfried von Straßburg, livro Tristan

Swem nie von liebe leit geschach,
dem geschach ouch liep von liebe nie.
Fonte: Tristan, Line 204

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„Driven raving mad by love—and he a man who had been always esteemed for his great prudence.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, livro Orlando Furioso

Che per amor venne in furore e matto,
d'huom che si saggio era stimato prima.
Canto I, stanza 2 (tr. Guido Waldman); of Orlando.
Orlando Furioso (1532)

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„No one was required to believe in the gods as Christians believe in their creeds. Socrates had always been scrupulous in observance of every accepted principle and practice of community life. However, from his questioning he had developed a civic and personal morality founded on reason rather than custom.“

—  Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982

Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates (pp. 50-51)
Classics Revisited (1968)
Contexto: No one was required to believe in the gods as Christians believe in their creeds. Socrates had always been scrupulous in observance of every accepted principle and practice of community life. However, from his questioning he had developed a civic and personal morality founded on reason rather than custom. He envisioned it as subject to continuous criticism and revaluation in terms of the ever-expanding freedom of morally autonomous but cooperating persons, who together made up a community whose characteristic aim was an organically growing depth, breadth, intensity of experience — experience finally of that ultimate reality characterized by Socrates as good, true and beautiful.
The accusers were right. This is a new religion which bears scant resemblance to the old. Civic piety is founded on the recognition of ignorance and the nurture of the soil until it becomes capable of true knowledge — which is a state of being, a moral condition called freedom. The Greek city-state, not to speak of the tribal community, knew nothing of freedom in this sense, but only the liberty that distinguished the free man from the slave.

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„I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.“

—  Charlotte Brontë, livro Jane Eyre

Jane (Ch. 17)
Jane Eyre (1847)
Contexto: Most true is it that "beauty is in the eye of the gazer." My master’s colourless, olive face, square, massive brow, broad and jetty eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features, firm, grim mouth, — all energy, decision, will, — were not beautiful, according to rule; but they were more than beautiful to me; they were full of an interest, an influence that quite mastered me, — that took my feelings from my own power and fettered them in his. I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.

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„He who denies his due to the strong man armed grants him everything.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, livro Pharsalia

Book I, line 348 (tr. J. D. Duff).
Pharsalia
Original: (la) Arma tenenti
omnia dat, qui justa negat.

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