„Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils“

"The Hue and Cry," The Writing on the Wall (1970)
Kontext: Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils (“a person of inhuman and horrible cruelty or wickedness,” OED, Sense 4). Such an unnatural being is more horrible to contemplate than an Eichmann — that is, aesthetically worse — but morally an Ilse Koch was surely less culpable than Eichmann since she seems to have had no trace of human feeling and therefore was impassable to conscience.

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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Frauenrechtlerin 1912 - 1989

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„Patriotism requires less and less of making the eagle scream, but more and more of making him think.“

—  Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948

"The Home Builder Conserves" [1928]; Published in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott (eds.) 1991, p. 147.
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„What does not kill him, makes him stronger.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Ecce homo

… was ihn nicht umbringt, macht ihn stärker
"Why I Am So Wise", 2
Cf. Twilight of the Idols (1888), "Maxims and Arrows", aphorism 8: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Ecce Homo (1888)

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„Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.“

—  Ouida British novelist 1839 - 1908

A Village Commune http://books.google.com/books?id=4rksAAAAYAAJ&q=%22take+hope+from+the+heart+of+man+and+you+make+him+a+beast+of+prey%22&pg=PA206#v=onepage (1881)
Cited in: Pratiyogita Darpan https://books.google.nl/books?id=trBMVnMmk6oC&pg=PT47&lpg=PT47&dq=%22Take+hope+from+the+heart+of+man+and+you+make+him+a+beast+of+prey%22&source=bl&ots=CrxbsmwOru&sig=5n_dKLOkkZs7IlJucIBMAy2gG_Y&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIyumfwJ_LAhWDNpoKHRGjBxoQ6AEIWjAH#v=onepage&q=%22Take%20hope%20from%20the%20heart%20of%20man%20and%20you%20make%20him%20a%20beast%20of%20prey%22&f=false, February 2009

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„Unbelief makes a man guilty of the vilest contempt of Christ, and the whole design of redemption by Him.“

—  John Flavel English Presbyterian clergyman 1627 - 1691

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 607.

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„The object of the educational system is to make the child feel suitably guilty for the harm that has been done to him.“

—  Celia Green British philosopher 1935

Quelle: The Decline and Fall of Science (1976)

„Since Hedorah was supposed to be a monster created by pollution instead of an animal, I tried to avoid portraying him as an animal. I tried to make him seem spooky and grotesque.“

—  Kenpachiro Satsuma Japanese actor 1947

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„To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.“

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Quelle: Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

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„I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Letter to Allen N. Ford (11 August 1846), reported in Roy Prentice Basler, ed., Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (1990 [1946])
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„No one does a good deed but Allah will make it show on him.“

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„Propaganda does not aim to elevate man, but to make him serve.“

—  Jacques Ellul, buch Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Vintage, p. 38
Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes (1965)

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