„To remain alone did not seem to me a terrible fate, no worse than being falsely joined to another person.“

Fonte: American Wife

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Novelist, short story writer 1975

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„I am not a fate worse than death, dammit!“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

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„Fate [is] the supreme order to which even gods are subject. And what of men, what is their function. To challenge order, to change fate. For the better. For better or for worse, it makes no difference, the point is to keep fate from being fate.“

—  José Saramago, livro The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

O destino é a ordem suprema, a que os próprios deuses aspiram, E os homens, que papel vem a ser o dos homens, Perturbar a ordem, corrigir o destino, Para melhor, Para melhor ou para pior, tanto faz, o que é preciso é impedir que o destino seja destino.
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„In fact, there’s probably only one thing worse than not being able to understand a person.“

—  James K. Morrow (1947-) science fiction author 1947

“What’s that?” asked Nimrod.
“Being able to understand him completely.”
"Bible Stories for Adults, No. 20: The Tower" p. 76 (originally published in Author’s Choice Monthly #8: Swatting at the Cosmos)
Short fiction, Bible Stories for Adults (1996)

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„“In fact, there’s probably only one thing worse than not being able to understand a person.”
“What’s that?” asked Nimrod.
“Being able to understand him completely.”“

—  James K. Morrow (1947-) science fiction author 1947

"Bible Stories for Adults, No. 20: The Tower" p. 76 (originally published in Author’s Choice Monthly #8: Swatting at the Cosmos)
Short fiction, Bible Stories for Adults (1996)

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„Religions are not true or false, but better or worse.“

—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

This statement is presented in quotes in The Philosophy of Religion and Advaita Vedanta (2008) by Arvind Sharma, p. 216, as a "Santayanan point", but earlier publications by the same author, such as in A Primal Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion‎ (2006), p. 161, state it to be a stance of Santayana without actually indicating or in any ways implying that it is a direct quotation.
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„Worse than any heathen or pagan abroad are those in our midst who are false to our institutions.“

—  Charles Sumner American abolitionist and politician 1811 - 1874

Speech https://books.google.com/books?id=HGM9AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA5172 (1870)

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„Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.“

—  Duke Ellington American jazz musician, composer and band leader 1899 - 1974

At age 66, on being passed over for an award (Pulitzer Prize for music) in 1965, as quoted in The Christian Science Monitor (24 December 1986).

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„I can imagine few worse fates than walking around for the rest of one's life wearing a typo.“

—  Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Fonte: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

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„How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.“

—  Wilhelm Von Humboldt German (Prussian) philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the University of Berlin 1767 - 1835

As quoted in International Proverbs (2000) by Luzano Pancho Canlas, p. 40

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