„How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d“

Source: Eloisa to Abelard

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eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744

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—  Zabel Yesayan Armenian writer 1878 - 1943

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Context: All over the world, and quite independently of each other, there is a growing wish for peace. This idea travels around the world, growing stronger all the time and becomes one irresistable and universal ideal. This is the great hope of people who are weary and dissillusioned by wars between nations and social groups. Both the victors and the defeated need an end to hostilities. [... ] Who destroys the seeds of past antagonisms in the tender mind of a child and prepares it for a bright, infinite peace of soul. It is of course the child's mother. [... ] The backbone of the feminist movement in France is formed by the women who get together to achieve peace through education and this movement also determines the direction taken by feminist movements in other countries, with their various branches and supporters

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„To the World, the World we show
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—  Lyman Hakes Howe American entertainer and filmmaker 1856 - 1923

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„Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?“

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„On this day the eternal lot of the whole world shall be decided.“

—  Jean Baptiste Massillon French Catholic bishop and famous preacher 1663 - 1742

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Thus, my beloved friends, shall the revolutions and kingdoms of this world be brought to a conclusion for ever. Thus shall end all the earthly pursuits which either amused us by their novelty, or seduced us by their charms. Thus shall the Son of Man come. Thus shall be ushered in the great day of his manifestation, the beginning of his reign, the complete redemption of his mystical body. On this day the consciences of all mankind shall be exposed to view a day of calamity and despair to the sinner, but of peace, joy, and consolation to the just. On this day the eternal lot of the whole world shall be decided.

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„We have a world for each, but we don’t have a world for all.“

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Tenemos un mundo para cada uno, pero no tenemos un mundo para todos.
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