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„Under Stalin, we were not buying wheat from the West, we were selling it on international markets. We didn’t go around the world asking for humanitarian aid and loans, we were granting them. That is the paradox.“

—  Valentin Varennikov Soviet general and russian politician 1923 - 2009

As quoted in 1995, "Valentin I. Varennikov, Retired Soviet General Who Tried to Topple Gorbachev, Dies at 85" in The New York Times (8 May 2009)

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Harry Graham photo
Harry Graham photo
Harry Graham photo
Harry Graham photo
Harry Graham photo
Harry Graham photo
Karl Polanyi photo
Karl Polanyi photo

„Pauperism had become a portent. But its meaning was still anybody's guess.“

—  Karl Polanyi, book The Great Transformation

Source: The Great Transformation (1944), Ch. 9 : Pauperism and Utopia

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Robert Charles (scholar) photo

„The ascendant activity of the intellect, unaccompanied by a deep moral experience, must issue sooner or later in the shipwreck of the entire personality.“

—  Robert Charles (scholar) Biblical scholar, theologian 1855 - 1931

Sermons Preached in Westminster Abbey
Macmillan, London

John Mulaney photo
John Mulaney photo
John Mulaney photo

„In terms of like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.“

—  John Mulaney American actor and comedian 1982

New in Town (2012)

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Camille Paglia photo

„I don't want special protection for gays or transgender. I'm saying there should be protections for all dissident behavior and speech. Dissidents of every kind.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

In an interview about the book. " Camille Paglia on her controversial feminism" (at 10m35s), CBC News: The National on YouTube, 7 May 2017.
Free Women, Free Men (2017)

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C.G. Jung photo

„It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Attributed but thus far unverified

Honoré de Balzac photo

„A young man is to crime what a penny is to the X.“

—  Honoré de Balzac, book The Atheist's Mass

The Atheist's Mass (1836)
Original: (fr) Un jeune homme est au crime ce qu'une pièce de cent sous est au X.

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

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