„What a horrible system we had. How blind we were.“

—  Hans Frank

To Leon Goldensohn, July 20, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

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„The question suddenly came into my head, 'And if we were all blind?' And then immediately, as if answering myself, 'But we are all blind.“

—  José Saramago, livro Ensaio sobre a Cegueira

Um dia, sentado à mesa, pensei: E se fôssemos todos cegos? Imediatamente me veio a resposta: Nós somos todos cegos.
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„He paints for the blind, and we are the blind, and he lets us see for sure what we saw long ago but weren't sure we saw.“

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