„Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want respect for every man — who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?“

—  Máximo Gorki, The Lower Depths

The Lower Depths (1902)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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1868 - 1936

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2012-02-25
Rick Santorum: Obama Is ‘A Snob’ For Wanting Everyone To Go To College
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