„It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“

Variant: It is easier to build strong men, than to repair broken ones.
Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

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„When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.“

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„Nothing builds authority up like silence, splendor of the strong and shelter of the weak.“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

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„Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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