„If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house, then in a field,… it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.“

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Johannes Calvin
Schweizer Reformator französischer Abstammung und Begründer… 1509 - 1564

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„I foresee that man will resign himself each day to more atrocious undertakings; soon there will be no one but warriors and brigands; I give them this counsel: The author of an atrocious undertaking ought to imagine that he has already accomplished it, ought to impose upon himself a future as irrevocable as the past.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Variant translation: I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left... Whosoever would undertake some atrocious enterprise should act as if it were already accomplished, should impose upon himself a future as irrevocable as the past.
The Garden of Forking Paths (1942), The Garden of Forking Paths

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„Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, buch Notes from Underground

Part 1, Chapter 7 (page 23)
Notes from Underground (1864)
Kontext: And what is it in us that is mellowed by civilization? All it does, I’d say, is to develop in man a capacity to feel a greater variety of sensations. And nothing, absolutely nothing else. And through this development, man will yet learn how to enjoy bloodshed. Why, it has already happened.... Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty.

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„The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.“

—  Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604

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„You cannot insult a man more atrociously than by refusing to believe he is suffering.“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

This Business of Living (1935-1950)

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„A man should build a house with his own hands before he calls himself an engineer.“

—  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, buch One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)

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„Vast is the field of Science … the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.“

—  Samuel Richardson, buch The History of Sir Charles Grandison

Vol. 1, letter 11.
Sir Charles Grandison (1753–1754)

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George Herbert Foto

„253. A foole knowes more in his house then a wise man in another's.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

Jacula Prudentum (1651)

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„An architect ought to be an educated man so as to leave a more lasting remembrance in his treatises.“

—  Vitruvius, buch De architectura

Quelle: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book I, Chapter I, Sec. 4

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„No man ought to glory except in that which is his own.“

—  Seneca the Younger, buch Epistulae morales

Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XLI: On the god within us

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