„It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.“

—  Lois Lowry, buch The Giver

Quelle: The Giver

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„It is of great importance, when we begin to practise prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582

Quelle: The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself

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„Almost the whole of Greek science and philosophy begins with Thales.“

—  Thomas Little Heath British civil servant and academic 1861 - 1940

Quelle: Achimedes (1920), Ch. II. Greek Geometry to Archimedes, p.8

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„Whenever a liberal begins a statement with "I don't know which is more frightening," you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.“

—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961

Quelle: 2003, Treason : Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (2003), p. 6.

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„Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.“

—  Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954

Quelle: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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„Love makes us almost sacred in our own eyes; it is the life of another that we revere within us; then and so begins for us the cruelest trouble of all.“

—  Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850

The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831), Part II: A Woman Without a Heart
Kontext: A penniless man who has no ties to bind him is master of himself at any rate, but a luckless wretch who is in love no longer belongs to himself, and may not take his own life. Love makes us almost sacred in our own eyes; it is the life of another that we revere within us; then and so begins for us the cruelest trouble of all.

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„While we have significant relations on almost every level with Communist countries 10,000 miles away such as China and Vietnam, we have almost no relations with the 11 million souls on an island 90 miles off our southern coast where all this dynamism is beginning to show.“

—  Lawrence Wilkerson Chief of Staff to Colin Powell 1945

Quelle: U.S. Cuba Policy: Ending 50 Years of Failure, Prepared Testimony to the Committee on Finance United States Senate  (11 December 2007)

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„To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.“

—  Francesco Petrarca Italian scholar and poet 1304 - 1374

Epistola ad Posteros [Letter to Posterity] in Petrarch : The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters (1898) edited by James Harvey Robinson and Henry Winchester Rolfe, p. 59

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