„Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
„The history of the Jewish land is as little the history of the Jewish people as the history of the States of the Church is that of the Catholics; it is just as requisite to separate the two as to consider them together.“
— Theodor Mommsen German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer 1817 - 1903
Judaea and the Jews
„In recent times no problem has been more puzzling to thoughtful people than why, in a troubled world, we make such poor use of our affluence.“
— John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006
Chapter 12, Section VII, p. 145
— Jimmy Durante American jazz singer, pianist, comedian and actor 1893 - 1980
As quoted in Low Man On A Totem Pole (1941) by Harry Allen Smith, p. 185 Variant: Why can't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?
„We want the world socialist system to be a well-knit family of nations, building and defending the new society together, and mutually enriching each other with experience and knowledge, a family, strong and united, which the people of the world would regard as the prototype of the future world community of free nations.“
— Leonid Brezhnev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1906 - 1982
Cited in the Future of Society http://leninist.biz/en/1973/FS375/5.3-Main.Historical.Stages.of.the.Communist.Formation
„In erotic love, two people who were separate become one. In motherly love, two people who were one become separate. The mother must not only tolerate, she must wish and support the child’s separation.“
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
„I have no desire whatever to reform myself. My only desire is to reform other people who try to reform me. and I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill em. My motto is, Rob em all, Rape em all and Kill em all. I am very truly yours signed Cooper John II Carl Panzram [sic]“
— Carl Panzram American serial killer 1891 - 1930
From a letter to the "Society for the Abolishment of Capital Punishment", Leavenworth, Kansas, May 23, 1930, Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers, pgs. 210, (1997), Brian King, ed.
„No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.“
— Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944
Quote from Munch's text (1889) 'Impressions from a ballroom, New Year's Eve in St. Cloud' - also known as 'The St. Cloud Manifesto'
— Andrei Sakharov Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist 1921 - 1989
Context: Millions of people throughout the world are striving to put an end to poverty. They despise oppression, dogmatism, and demagogy (and their more extreme manifestations — racism, fascism, Stalinism, and Maoism). They believe in progress based on the use, under conditions of social justice and intellectual freedom, of all the positive experience accumulated by mankind.
— Baba Amte Indian freedom fighter, social worker 1914 - 2008