„You can't have intentions without consequences. The question is, who pays for the consequences? Saving fish from drowning. Same thing. Who’s saved? Who’s not?“

—  Amy Tan, livro Saving Fish from Drowning
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—  Stephen Leacock writer and economist 1869 - 1944
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„Who would fill the contribution boxes and plates, and who (most serious of all questions) would pay the salaries?“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
"The Brooklyn Divines." Brooklyn Union (Brooklyn, NY), 1883., Context: These “worldly” people have cleared the forests, plowed the land, built the cities, the steamships, the telegraphs, and have produced all there is of worth and wonder in the world. Yet the preachers denounce them. Were it not for “worldly” people how would the preachers get along? Who would build the churches? Who would fill the contribution boxes and plates, and who (most serious of all questions) would pay the salaries?

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„The question is, what is saving?“

—  Thomas Robert Malthus, Principles of Political Economy
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„It is a strange paradox: Humans drown in the water, fish drown in the land.“

—  Javad Alizadeh cartoonist, journalist and humorist 1953
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„I have a very simple question to people … who seem to suffer from excessive narcissism: please name three other persons who are smarter and more capable than you, in the field you work in.“

—  Ingo Molnar Linux kernel programmer
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„George Dillon: [I]t's easy to answer the ultimate questions – it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.“

—  John Osborne English playwright 1929 - 1994
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