„These people are the most devoid of rancors, hatreds, or desire for vengeance of any people in the world.“

History of the Indies (1561)

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—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

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—  Adrienne Kennedy African-American playwright 1931

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—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

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