„It is unhappy enough that the unavoidable consequence of all our voyages of discovery, has always been the loss of a number of innocent lives; but this heavy injury done to the little uncivilized communities which Europeans have visited, is trifling when compared to the irretrievable harm entailed upon them by corrupting their morals.“

—  Georg Forster, buch A Voyage Round the World

Book I, ch. VI, Stay at the New Year's Islands. Discovery of lands to the southward. Return to the Cape of Good Hope.
A Voyage Round the World (1777)

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deutscher Naturforscher, Ethnologe, Reiseschriftsteller, Jo… 1754 - 1794

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„I most sincerely console with you for the loss of your dear little girl, but it is our duty to submit with all the resignation human nature is capable of to the dispensation of Divine Providence which bestows upon us our blessings, and consequently has a right to take them away.“

—  George Mason American delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention 1725 - 1792

Letter to his daughter Sarah Mason McCarty after the death of an infant daughter (10 February 1785), published in The Life of George Mason, 1725-1792 Vol. 2 (1892) by Kate Mason Rowland, p. 74

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„I believe that the harm which Mill has done to the world by the passage in his book on Political Economy in which he favours the principle of Protection in young communities, has outweighed all the good which may have been caused by his other writings.“

—  Richard Cobden English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman 1804 - 1865

Said to Sir Louis Mallet by Cobden on his death bed within two days before his death, quoted in Richard Gowing, Richard Cobden (London: Cassell, 1890), p. 130.
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„Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.“

—  Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943

As quoted in "A Visit to Nikola Tesla" by Dragislav L. Petković in Politika (April 1927); also in Tesla, Master of Lightning (1999) by Margaret Cheney, Robert Uth, and Jim Glenn, p. 82

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„Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury; … [and] I have been appointed leader of the Greeks …“

—  Arrian Roman historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-century 89 - 175

Anabasis Alexandri II, 14, 4.

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„The loss of these tastes [for poetry and music] is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.“

—  Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882

Quelle: The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

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„Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.“

—  Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 v.Chr

Alexander's letter to Persian king Darius III of Persia in response to a truce plea, as quoted in Anabasis Alexandri by Arrian; translated as Anabasis of Alexander by P. A. Brunt, for the "Loeb Edition" Book II 14, 4

„The harm that I have not done, what harm it has done!“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

El mal que no he hecho, ¡cuánto mal ha hecho!
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„Those who have had great passions are happy all their lives and would be unhappy to have been cured of them.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Ceux qui ont eu de grandes passions se trouvent toute leur vie heureux, et malheureux, d'en être guéris.
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„Governments always commit their entire populations when the demands grow heavy enough. By their passive acceptance, these populations become accessories to whatever is done in their name.“

—  Frank Herbert American writer 1920 - 1986

Gowachin Mrreg to Jorj X. McKie; p. 297
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„When a man talks with absolute sincerity and freedom he goes on a voyage of discovery. The whole company has shares in the enterprise.“

—  John Jay Chapman American author 1862 - 1933

Society http://books.google.com/books?id=O0hAAAAAYAAJ&q=%22When+a+man+talks+with+absolute+sincerity+and+freedom+he+goes+on+a+voyage+of+discovery+The+whole+company+has+shares+in+the+enterprise%22&pg=PA64#v=onepage, Causes and Consequences (1898)

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„The most important truth which has ever been uttered, and the greatest discovery ever made in the moral world.“

—  A.E. Housman English classical scholar and poet 1859 - 1936

Referring to Luke 17:33, 'Whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life shall find it' (the wording used by Housman).

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