„Young man, you’re living proof that our basic policy is right. I wouldn’t trust an ignoramus like you with the information required to cut his throat.“

The End of Summer, p. 23
The Unexpected Dimension (1960)

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—  Robert X. Cringely American technology journalist and columnist 1953

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„Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!“

—  William Golding, livro O Senhor das Moscas

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Variante: Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!
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—  Báb Iranian prophet; founder of the religion Bábism; venerated in the Bahá'í Faith 1819 - 1850

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„It must have required enormous effort for man to overcome his natural tendency to live like the animals in a continual present.“

—  Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000

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„The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.“

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„The hard things are when you have to make your friends disappointed because you think you’re required, for example, by the law to do something that maybe is different than what you would do as a matter of public policy.“

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