„If I've got a talent, it's for picking the right song at the right time for the right audience. And I can always seem to get people to sing with me.“

—  Pete Seeger, "A Minstrel with a Mission", Life magazine, 1964. <!-- cited by David De Leon, Leaders from the 1960s, (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994, -->
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—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
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—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
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„Get it wrong, and we call it a cult. Get it right, in the right time and the right place, and maybe, for the next few millennia, people won't have to go to work on your birthday.“

—  Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957
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