„A sign in the Hall of Biodiversity offers a quote from the Stanford ecologist Paul Ehrlich: IN PUSHING OTHER SPECIES TO EXTINCTION, HUMANITY IS BUSY SAWING OFF THE LIMB ON WHICH IT PERCHES.“

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—  Marsden Hartley American artist 1877 - 1943
letter to Adelaide Kuntz, June 23, 1928, Archives of American Art; as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott, Abbeville Publishers, Cross River Press, 1988, New York p. 81

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„Paul quotes none of the miracles of the New Testament.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Context: There is also this remarkable fact: Paul quotes none of the miracles of the New Testament. He says not one word about the multitude being fed miraculously, not one word about the resurrection of Lazarus, nor of the widow’s son. He had never heard of the lame, the halt, and the blind that had been cured; or if he had, he did not think these incidents of enough importance to be embalmed in an epistle.

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„California's like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me.“

—  Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
"Saul Bellow: Treading on the Toes of the Brahmans," interview with Lawrence Grobel in Endangered Species: Writers Talk about Their Craft, Their Visions, Their Lives [Da Capo, 2001, ISBN ], p. 21

„Study the old masters. Look at nature. Watch out for armpits'. [in 1956, Reinhardt is quoting Paul Cézanne here freely]“

—  Ad Reinhardt American painter 1913 - 1967
In: Pax, no. 13, 1960; as quoted in Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics, ed. Clifford Ross, Abrahams Publishers, New York 1990, p. 150

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—  Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012

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„Monks, a lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants, and business in poison.“

—  Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -566 - -483 v.Chr
5.177: Vanijja Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an05/an05.177.than.html, as translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2001)

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