„Sinuhe, my friend, we have been born into strange times. Everything is melting - changing its shape - like clay on a potter's wheel. Dress is changing, words, customs are changing, and people no longer believe in the gods - though they may fear them. Sinuhe, my friend, perhaps we were born to see the sunset of the world, for the world is already old, and twelve hundred years have passed since the building of the pyramids. When I think of this, I want to bury my head in my hands and cry like a child.“

—  Mika Waltari, buch Sinuhe der Ägypter

The Egyptian

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—  John J. Pershing United States Army general in World War I 1860 - 1948

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—  Christian Dior French fashion designer 1905 - 1957

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Variante: Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change.
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