„When commerce with Moslems flourished, zeal for their massacre declined.“

—  Barbara Tuchman, livro A Distant Mirror

Fonte: A Distant Mirror (1978), p. 202

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Barbara Tuchman
1912 - 1989

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„As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity.“

—  William H. Seward American lawyer and politician 1801 - 1872

On the Irrepressible Conflict (1858)
Contexto: As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity. The free-labor system conforms to the divine law of equality, which is written in the hearts and consciences of man, and therefore is always and everywhere beneficent.
The slave system is one of constant danger, distrust, suspicion, and watchfulness. It debases those whose toil alone can produce wealth and resources for defence, to the lowest degree of which human nature is capable, to guard against mutiny and insurrection, and thus wastes energies which otherwise might be employed in national development and aggrandizement. The free-labor system educates all alike, and by opening all the fields of industrial employment and all the departments of authority, to the unchecked and equal rivalry of all classes of men, at once secures universal contentment, and brings into the highest possible activity all the physical, moral, and social energies of the whole state.

„Fragmentation occurs when a civilization is in decline.“

—  Pierre Stephen Robert Payne British lecturer, novelist, historian, poet and biographer 1911 - 1983

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The Corrupt Society - From Ancient Greece To Present-Day America (1975)

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„A day will come when there will be no battlefields, but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Discours d'ouverture, congrès de la paix http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Congr%C3%A8s_de_la_Paix_1849, [Opening address, Peace Congress], Paris (21 August 1849); published in Actes et paroles - Avant l'exil (1875)
Contexto: A day will come when there will be no battlefields, but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas. A day will come when the bullets and bombs are replaced by votes, by universal suffrage, by the venerable arbitration of a great supreme senate which will be to Europe what Parliament is to England, the Diet to Germany, and the Legislative Assembly to France.
A day will come when a cannon will be a museum-piece, as instruments of torture are today. And we will be amazed to think that these things once existed!
A day will come when we shall see those two immense groups, the United States of America and the United States of Europe, facing one another, stretching out their hands across the sea, exchanging their products, their arts, their works of genius, clearing up the globe, making deserts fruitful, ameliorating creation under the eyes of the Creator, and joining together, to reap the well-being of all, these two infinite forces, the fraternity of men and the power of God.

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„When we speak of the commerce with our [American] colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Works of Edmund Burke Volume ii, p. 116
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„This Hindu nation was born with the Sanatan Dharma, with it it moves and with it it grows. When the Sanatan Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatan Dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatan Dharma it would perish.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

The Uttarpara Address (1909)
Contexto: This is the word that has been put into my mouth to speak to you today. What I intended to speak has been put away from me, and beyond what is given to me I have nothing to say. It is only the word that is put into me that I can speak to you. That word is now finished. I spoke once before with this force in me and I said then that this movement is not a political movement and that nationalism is not politics but a religion, a creed, a faith. I say it again today, but I put it in another way. I say no longer that nationalism is a creed, a religion, a faith; I say that it is the Sanatan Dharma which for us is nationalism. This Hindu nation was born with the Sanatan Dharma, with it it moves and with it it grows. When the Sanatan Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatan Dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatan Dharma it would perish.

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„When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold,
And Commerce settles on every tree.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

On Art And Artists (1800) 'On the Foundation of the Royal Academy'

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„[W]ithout Commerce there is no wealth.“

—  Harry Gordon Selfridge America born English businessman 1858 - 1947

The Romance of Commerce (1918), Concerning Commerce

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„[...] art and commerce are in essence incompatible.“

—  Marilyn Manson, livro The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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„We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.“

—  Jean de La Bruyère, livro Les Caractères ou les Mœurs de ce siècle

Le commencement et le déclin de l'amour se font sentir par l'embarras où l'on est de se trouver seuls.
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„Every transaction in commerce is an independent transaction.“

—  David Ricardo British political economist, broker and politician 1772 - 1823

Fonte: The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1821) (Third Edition), Chapter VII, On Foreign Trade, p. 85

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„Decline of the English Murder“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

Essay http://orwell.ru/library/articles/decline/english/e_doem title, Tribune (15 February 1946)

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„Avarice is the vice of declining years.“

—  George Bancroft American historian and statesman 1800 - 1891

Vol. 1, ch. 13, p. 484
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„Refusal noted and cordially declined.“

—  Scott Lynch, livro The Republic of Thieves

Fonte: The Republic of Thieves (2013), Chapter 1 “Things Get Worse” section 6 (p. 43)

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„The Constitution was made chiefly because of the demands of Commerce.“

—  Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912

Anarchism & American Traditions (1908)
Contexto: The Constitution was made chiefly because of the demands of Commerce. Thus it was at the outset a merchant's machine, which the other interests of the country, the land and labor interests, even then foreboded would destroy their liberties. In vain their jealousy of its central power made enact the first twelve amendments. In vain they endeavored to set bounds over which the federal power dare not trench. In vain they enacted into general law the freedom of speech, of the press, of assemblage and petition. All of these things we see ridden roughshod upon every day, and have so seen with more or less intermission since the beginning of the nineteenth century. At this day, every police lieutenant considers himself, and rightly so, as more powerful than the General Law of the Union.

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„Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

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