„Every time you scratch your nose, you have committed a Holocaust of potential human beings.“

—  Sam Harris

Quelle: 2000s, Letter to a Christian Nation (2006), p. 30
Kontext: Perhaps you think that the crucial difference between a fly and a human blastocyst is to be found in the latter's potential to become a fully developed human being. But almost every cell in your body is a potential human being, given our recent advances in genetic engineering. Every time you scratch your nose, you have committed a Holocaust of potential human beings. This is a fact. The argument from a cell's potential gets you absolutely nowhere.

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„How about a humane holocaust? In fact, what is your definition of a holocaust? Is it a massacre of human beings, or a massacre of innocent beings?“

—  Gary Yourofsky animal rights activist 1970

Part of the speech to the students of the Georgia Institute of Technology, On the subject of humane slaughter (Summer 2010)
Kontext: Exactly what is your definition of humane? Besides psychological and physical abuse, torture, dismemberment and murder, what else do you think happens to animals inside of a slaughterhouse? Do you think they get belly rubs and tushy slaps? And if you think there is such a thing as humane slaughter. I'm curious, do you also think there is such a thing as humane rape? Humane child molestation? Humane slavery? How about a humane holocaust? In fact, what is your definition of a holocaust? Is it a massacre of human beings, or a massacre of innocent beings?

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„Where you are born should not dictate your potential as a human being.“

—  Roméo Dallaire Canadian politician 1946

Quelle: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers

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„And every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.“

—  Alanis Morissette Canadian-American singer-songwriter 1974

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„You have within you the potential to accomplish wonderful things with your life.“

—  Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944

The 21 Success Secrets of Self-made Millionaires (2001), Conclusion : Success Is Predictable, p. 64
Kontext: You have within you the potential to accomplish wonderful things with your life. Your greatest responsibilities are to dream big dreams, decide exactly what you want, make a plan to achieve it … take action every single day in the direction of your dreams and goals, and resolve to never, never, never give up. When you take these actions, you put yourself on the side of the angels. You become unstoppable and your success becomes inevitable.

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„To have committed every crime but that of being a father.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, buch The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Quelle: The Trouble with Being Born

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„You put your eyes in your pockets and your nose on the ground.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Ballad of a Thin Man

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„Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

"The Limitations of Toleration" (8 May 1888), in The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol VII
Quelle: The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

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„If you don't understand other people in their time and why they did what they did, then you don't understand your own past. And when you lose your past, you lose some potential for your own future.“

—  C. J. Cherryh United States science fiction and fantasy author 1942

The Camelot Project interview (1996)
Kontext: When the legend is retold, it mirrors the reality of the time, and one can learn from studying how various authors have attempted to retell the story. I don't think we have an obligation to change it radically. I think that if we ever move too far from the basic story, we would lose something very precious. I don't, for instance, approve of fantasy that attempts to go back and rewrite the Middle Ages until it conforms to political correctness in the twentieth century. That removes all the benefit from reading the story. If you don't understand other people in their time and why they did what they did, then you don't understand your own past. And when you lose your past, you lose some potential for your own future.

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