„Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.“

As quoted in New York Times (19 October 1984)

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South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Priz… 1931

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„Liberalism, for all its virtues, has begun to develop a sense of entitlement, and needs time to rediscover its soul.“

—  Stephen L. Carter American legal academic and writer 1954

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„December will be magic again.
Take a husky to the ice
While Bing Crosby sings White Christmas.
He makes you feel nice.
December will be magic again.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

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„I invent nothing, I rediscover.“

—  Auguste Rodin French sculptor 1840 - 1917

p. 60-61
Alternative translation:
I invent nothing, I rediscover. And the thing seems new because people have generally lost sight of the aim and the means of art ; they take that for an innovation which is nothing but a return to the laws of the great sculpture of long ago. Obviously, I think ; I like certain symbols, I see things in a synthetic way, but it is nature that gives me all that. I do not imitate the Greeks ; I try to put myself in the state of mind of the men who have left us the statues of antiquity. The schools copy their works, but what is of importance is to rediscover their methods. First I made close studies after nature, like "The Bronze Age." Later I understood that art required more breadth — exaggeration, in fact, and my aim was then, after the Burghers of Calais to find ways of exaggerating logically — that is to say, by reasonable amplification of the modeling. That, also consists in the constant reduction of the face to a geometrical figure, and the resolve to sacrifice every part of the face to the synthesis of its aspect. Look what they did in Gothic times. Take the Cathedral of Chartres as an example: one of its towers is massive and without ornamentation, having been neglected in order that the exquisite delicacy of the other could be better seen.
In: Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, ‎John Rewald (1945). Aristide Maillol: With an Introduction and Survey of the Artist's Work in American Collections. p. 19
Context: I invent nothing, I rediscover. And the thing seems new because people have generally lost sight of the aim and the means of art; they take that for an innovation which is nothing but a return to the laws of the great sculpture of long ago. Obviously, I think; I like certain symbols, I see things in a synthetic way, but it is nature that gives me all that. I do not imitate the Greeks; I try to put myself in the spiritual State of the men who hâve left us the antique statues. The 'Ecole' copies their works; the thing that signifies is to recover their method. I began by showing close studies from nature like The Age of Brass. Afterwards I came to understand that art required a little more largeness, a little exaggeration, and my whole aim, from the time of the Burghers, was to find a method of exaggerating logically : that method consists in the deliberate amplification of the modelling. It consists also in the constant reduction of the figure to a geometrical figure, and in the determination to sacrifice any part of a figure to the synthesis of its aspect. See what the Gothic sculptors did. Look at the cathedra! of Chartres; one of the towers is massive and without ornament : they sacrificed it to give value to the exquisite delicacy of the other tower.

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„The victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are, most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed.“

—  Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968

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„Sure, some people are nice. Real nice. Nice like carpets so you can walk all over them.“

—  David Sedaris American author 1956

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„Take playfulness seriously, and you will apprehend what is at the center and rediscover your revered art in a more sublime light.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Deute den lieblichen Schein und mache Ernst aus dem Spiel, so wirst du das Centrum fassen und die verehrte Kunst in höherm Lichte wieder finden.
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„What we cannot remember, we must rediscover.“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, book Axis

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„Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

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„[I]nstitutions are strong; it turns out you don't need a lot of sensible or even sane leadership in the White House.“

—  William Kristol American writer 1952

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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