„On this very spot a great city once stood,
It oozed with evil but it felt so good… ~ City“

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Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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Steve Kilbey27
British artist 1954

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—  Charles Clarke British Labour Party politician 1950

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„Love of money is the mother-city (metropolis) of all evils.“

—  Bion of Borysthenes ancient greek philosopher -325 - -246 a.C.

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„Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.“

—  Hesiod, livro Works and Days

Variant translation: Oft hath even a whole city reaped the evil fruit of a bad man.
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—  Machado de Assis, livro Iaiá Garcia

Entendia que há larga ponderação de males e bens, e que a arte de viver consiste em tirar o maior bem do maior mal.
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„Yeah, I don't think you can live anywhere else -- it's such a great city [New York]. L. A. is kind of a necessary evil, but man, I love going back to New York.“

—  Will Arnett Canadian actor 1970

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„We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;“

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The Present Crisis (1844)
Contexto: Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;
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Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right,
And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.

„Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide in the strife of Truth and Falsehood, for the good and evil side.“

—  Dingiri Banda Wijetunga President of Sri Lanka 1916 - 2008

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