„The fitness (physical and moral) of kings were serious matters, for they were believed to bring on a corresponding state of land and people.“

Fonte: The Common Background of Greek and Hebrew Civilizations (1965 [1962]), Ch.VII Further Observations on Homer

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„People don't get their morality from their reading matter: they bring their morality to it.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

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„The Macedonian people and their kings were of Greek stock“

—  J. B. Bury Irish historian and freethinker 1861 - 1927

2nd ed. (1913), p. 683 http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026609167;view=1up;seq=725
A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great (1913)
Contexto: The Macedonian people and their kings were of Greek stock, as their traditions and the scanty remains of their language combine to testify.

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„The land was ours before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

" The Gift Outright http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/994.html" (1941)
1940s

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„Well, you know, in the fundamentalist milieu of the Afrikaners, there was a sense that they were a chosen people, that they were bringing civilization to the blacks.“

—  Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014

"The conscience of South Africa talks about her country's new racial order" (1998) by Dwight Garner

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„KING: And the Palestinian people are the only people without a state…“

—  James Dobson Evangelical Christian psychologist, author, and radio broadcaster. 1936

2002

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„A measure which makes at once 4,000,000 people voters who were heretofore declared by the highest tribunal in the land not citizens of the United States, nor eligible to become so“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

1870s, Message to the Senate and House of Representatives (1870)
Contexto: A measure which makes at once 4,000,000 people voters who were heretofore declared by the highest tribunal in the land not citizens of the United States, nor eligible to become so (with the assertion that "at the time of the Declaration of Independence the opinion was fixed and universal in the civilized portion of the white race, regarded as an axiom in morals as well as in politics, that black men had no rights which the white man was bound to respect"), is indeed a measure of grander importance than any other one act of the kind from the foundation of our free Government to the present day.

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„It didn’t matter that they were terrible at being parents; they were also very rich, which meant they could pay other people to love Alec.“

—  Kage Baker, livro The Life of the World to Come

Fonte: The Life of the World to Come (2004), Chapter 4, “Smart Alec” (p. 55)

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„It's a real problem, but it's nothing like as serious as people are led to believe.“

—  Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923

Interview in Salon (29 September 2007) http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2007/09/29/freeman_dyson/
Contexto: I believe global warming is grossly exaggerated as a problem. It's a real problem, but it's nothing like as serious as people are led to believe. The idea that global warming is the most important problem facing the world is total nonsense and is doing a lot of harm. It distracts people's attention from much more serious problems.

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