„Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.“

— Jared Diamond

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„Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.“

— Dallin H. Oaks Apostle of the LDs Church 1932
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„Survivors represent a separate species, just like an animal species.“

— Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929
Context: Survivors represent a separate species, just like an animal species. We are all survivors, that is what determines our perverse and degenerate mental world. Auschwitz.

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„The greatest danger to our future is apathy.“

— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
"The Power of One", Time Magazine (26 August 2002)

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„All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed.“

— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me. "Good Sense" in a dialogue between Free Hope, Old Church, Good Sense, and Self -Poise. p. 127.

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„Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.“

— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
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„The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member.“

— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
Context: The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member. We have been beset at every step with the cry that somebody was injuring the cause by the expression of some sentiments that differed with those held by the majority of mankind. The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires. A defense http://www.thelizlibrary.org/undelete/library/library005.html of Elizabeth Cady Stanton against a motion to repudiate her Woman's Bible at a meeting of the National-American Woman Suffrage Association 1896 Convention, HWS, IV (1902), p. 263

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„Medical statistics will be our standard of measurement: we will weigh life for life and see where the dead lie thicker, among the workers or among the privileged.“

— Rudolf Virchow German doctor, anthropologist, public health activist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist and politician 1821 - 1902
1848 (quoted in Infections and Inequalities by Paul Farmer, page 1.

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„The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.“

— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
Attributed without citation in Ken Robinson, The Element (2009), p. 260. Widely attributed to Michelangelo since the late 1990s, this adage has not been found before 1980 when it appeared without attribution in E. C. McKenzie, Mac's giant book of quips & quotes.

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