— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
„im little jesica. im dying because of obamas help care bill. im on my death bed and the doctor is ignoring me because my dady works hard“
— Dril Twitter user
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„No doctor but the great doctor (Hanifa), to whose school we belong, has assented to the imposition of the jizya (poll tax) on Hindus. Doctors of other schools allow no other alternative but 'Death or Islam.'"“
— Alauddin Khalji Ruler of the Khalji dynasty 1266 - 1316
Qazi Mughisuddin's reply to Sultan Alauddin Khalji. Tarikh-i Firoz Shahi, of Ziauddin Barani in Elliot and Dowson, Vol. III : Elliot and Dowson, History of India as told by its own Historians, 8 Volumes, Allahabad Reprint, 1964. pp. 184, chapter 15 https://archive.org/stream/cu31924073036737#page/n199/mode/2up.Quoted in B.R. Ambedkar, Pakistan or The Partition of India (1946). <!--- Quoted in Jadunath Sarkar, History of Aurangzib, Volume III, Calcutta, 1928, p. 166. Quoted in S.R.Goel, The Calcutta Quran Petition (1999) ISBN 9788185990583 --->
Quotes from Muslim medieval histories
Contexto: The Sultan then asked, "How are Hindus designated in the law, as payers of tributes or givers of tribute? The Kazi replied, "They are called payers of tribute, and when the revenue officer demands silver from them, they should tender gold. If the officer throws dirt into their mouths, they must without reluctance open their mouths to receive it. By doing so they show their respect for the officer. The due subordination of the zimmi is exhibited in this humble payment and by this throwing of dirt in their mouths. The glorification of Islam is a duty, and contempt of the Religion is vain. God holds them in contempt, for he says, "keep them under in subjection". To keep the Hindus in abasement is especially a religious duty, because they are the most inveterate enemies of the Prophet, and because the Prophet has commanded us to slay them, plunder them, and make them captive, saying, 'Convert them to Islam or kill them, enslave them and spoil their wealth and property.' No doctor but the great doctor (Hanifa), to whose school we belong, has assented to the imposition of the jizya (poll tax) on Hindus. Doctors of other schools allow no other alternative but 'Death or Islam.'"
„He welcomed the air raids, the noise of the Mustangs as they swept over the camp, the smell of oil and cordite, the deaths of the pilots, and even the likelihood of his own death.“
— J. G. Ballard, livro Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun (1984)
Contexto: The two parachutes fell towards the burial mounds. Already a squad of Japanese soldiers in a truck with a steaming radiator sped along the perimeter road, on their way to kill the pilots. Jim wiped the dust from his Latin primer and waited for the rifle shots.
The halo of light which had emerged from the burning Mustang still lay over the creeks and paddies. For a few minutes the sun had drawn nearer to the earth, as if to scorch the death from the fields.
Jim grieved for these American pilots, who died in a tangle of their harnesses, within sight of a Japanese corporal with a Mauser and a single English boy hidden on the balcony of this ruined building. Yet their end reminded Jim of his own, about which he had thought in a clandestine way ever since his arrival at Lunghua.
He welcomed the air raids, the noise of the Mustangs as they swept over the camp, the smell of oil and cordite, the deaths of the pilots, and even the likelihood of his own death. Despite everything he knew he was worth nothing. He twisted his Latin primer, trembling with a secret hunger that the war would so eagerly satisfy.
„The Supreme Court of the United States… has validated the Nazi method of execution in… concentration camps, starving them to death!“
— Jack Kevorkian American pathologist, euthanasia activist 1928 - 2011
Quoted in "Years of Minutes" - Page 329 - by Andy Rooney - 2004
„An ethic gone wrong is an essential preliminary to the sweat shop or the concentration camp and the death march.“
— Simon Blackburn British academic philosopher 1944
Simon Blackburn, Being Good (2001)
— Haruki Murakami, livro The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Fonte: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
„… women who 'adjust' as housewives, who grow up wanting to be 'just a housewife,' are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps… they ate suffering a slow death of mind and spirit.“
— Betty Friedan, livro The Feminine Mystique
Fonte: The Feminine Mystique
„The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life.“
— Hannah Arendt, livro As Origens do Totalitarismo
Part 3, Ch. 12, § 3.
The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
Contexto: The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual’s own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed.
„Is there any death here in our camp? Yes, yes! Three hundred and fifty thousand soldiers, the noblest band that ever trod the earth, died to make this camp a camp of glory and of liberty forever. But there are no dead issues here. There are no dead ideas here. Hang out our banner from under the blue sky this night, until it shall sweep the green turf under your feet. It hangs over our camp. Read away up under the stars the inscription we have written on it, lo these twenty-five years.“
— James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881
1870s, An Appeal to Young Men (1879)
„In Poland, many doctors would not undertake euthanasia due to religious beliefs. The Dutch are more pragmatic, and death is not a great taboo for them, but part of the natural turn of things.“
— Tomasz Vetulani Polish artist 1965
Tomasz Vetulani o Holandii, niskim kraju http://www.nto.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110605/REPORTAZ01/762330357, nto.pl, 5 June 2011 (in Polish)
„On a night full of symbols
The moon is like an invalid's pallid face
Like a mistaken shifted time
And death, like a doctor standing before the bed“
— Duo Duo Poet 1951
"Night" (1973), p. 9
The Boy who Catches Wasps (2002)
„The noblest people are those despising wealth, learning, pleasure and life; esteeming above them poverty, ignorance, hardship and death.“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Stobaeus, iv. 29a. 19
Quoted by Stobaeus
„War is not the only arena where peace is done to death. Wherever suffering is ignored, there will be the seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades and embitters and enrages.“
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (2012)
Contexto: Are we not still guilty, if to a less violent degree, of recklessness, of improvidence with regard to our future and our humanity? War is not the only arena where peace is done to death. Wherever suffering is ignored, there will be the seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades and embitters and enrages.
„Death is better than a vegetating ignorant life; it is better to die on the battle-field than to live a life of defeat.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Call to the Nation
„In addition to valuable contributions to journalism, Bradley's reporting also spurred social activism, but also spurred change with his reporting on AIDS in Africa, Death by Denial, which helped influence drug companies into discounting and donating AIDS drugs to Africa.“
— Ed Bradley News correspondent 1941 - 2006
[Congressman Bob Brady, Congressional Record, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2006-12-06/html/CREC-2006-12-06-pt2-PgH8798-3.htm, Honoring the Contributions and Life of Edward R. Bradley, H8798-H8800; Volume 152, Number 133, December 6, 2006, United States House of Representatives , printed by the United States Government Printing Office]
„In order to eat, you have to be hungry. In order to learn, you have to be ignorant. Ignorance is a condition of learning. Pain is a condition of health. Passion is a condition of thought. Death is a condition of life.“
— Robert Anton Wilson American author and polymath 1932 - 2007
„Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?“
— Aldous Huxley, livro Time Must Have a Stop
Time Must Have a Stop (1944)