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„Poverty can be defined objectively and applied consistently only in terms of the concept of relative deprivation.“

—  Peter Townsend (sociologist) British sociologist 1928 - 2009

[Poverty in the United Kingdom: A Survey of Household Resources and Standards of Living, 1979, University of California Press, 978-0-520-03976-6, 31, https://books.google.com/books?id=weGYy_-czvsC&pg=PA31]

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„Che Guevara is an incredible individual. He had so much, but sacrificed it all for the benefit of other people.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966

As quoted in The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11613846/mike-tyson-tattoos-meaning/.

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„Desire, Dedication, Determination.“

—  Dennis Green American football coach 1949 - 2016

describing his coaching philosophy

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„I find men victims of illusions in all parts oflife. Children, youths, adults and old men, all are led by one bauble or another. Yoganidra, the goddess of illusion, is stronger than the Titans, stronger than Apollo.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Source: In his essay Illusions, quoted in Gokhale, Balkrishna Govind India in the American mind Bombay: PopularPrakashan, 1992.

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„Plato was synthesis of Europe and Asia, and a decidedly Oriental element pervades his philosophy, giving it a sunrise color.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Source: Abhedananda, Swami India and her people, a study in the social. political, educational and religious conditians of India. [6th ed.] Calcutta, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math [1945]

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„I, who rule by means of contracts, am now slave to my contracts.“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Original: (de) Der durch Verträge ich Herr, den Verträgen bin ich nun Knecht.
Source: Quotes from his operas, Die Walküre, Wotan (ruler of the gods), Act 2, Scene 2

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„To my horror I always find only myself in all that I create; the Other, whom I need, I never find: a free man himself must create himself; I can only create slaves!“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Original: (de) "Zum Ekel find' ich ewig nur mich in Allem was ich erwirke; das And're, das ich ersehne, das And're erseh' ich nie: denn selbst muß der Freie sich schaffen; Knechte erknet' ich mir nur."
Source: Quotes from his operas, Die Walküre, Wotan, Act 2, Scene 2

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„If a student always follows the teacher's instructions, how can he accomplish something which the teacher cannot accomplish? Now go away and don't interfere, or I'll put you into the fire!“

—  Richard Wagner, Siegfried

Quotes from his operas, Siegfried, Siegfried, forging his sword, Act 1, Scene 3
Original: (de) "Was der Meister nicht kann,
vermöcht’ es der Knabe,
hätt’ er ihm immer gehorcht
Jetzt mach’ dich fort, misch’ dich nicht drein:
sonst fällst du mir mit in’s Feuer!"

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„No clever person can help here; I see that clearly. Here, only stupidity can help the stupid one!“

—  Richard Wagner, Siegfried

Original: (de) "Hier hilft kein Kluger, das seh’ ich klar: hier hilft dem Dummen die Dummheit allein!"
Source: Quotes from his operas, Siegfried, Mime, the dwarf (and master metal-smith), Act 1, Scene 3

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„Although my mother gave me courage [and power], I do not thank her for yielding to your trickery; prematurely aged, colorless and pale, I hate happy people, and nothing gives me pleasure!“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Original: (de) Gab mir die Mutter Muth,
nicht mag ich ihr doch danken,
daß deiner List sie erlag:
frühalt, fahl und bleich,
hass' ich die Frohen,
freue mich nie!
Source: Quotes from his operas, Götterdämmerung, Hagen, Act 2, Scene 1

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„The knight's song and direction
I found new, but not confused;
He left our path,
but strode strongly and confidently.
When you want to evaluate, according to rules, something which doesn't follow your rules,
You have to forget your own ways,
And seek out its rules!“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Original: (de) Des Ritters Lied und Weise,
sie fand ich neu, doch nicht verwirrt;
verliess er unsre Gleise,
schritt er doch fest und unbeirrt.
Wollt ihr nach Regeln messen,
was nicht nach eurer Regeln Lauf,
der eignen Spur vergessen,
sucht davon erst die Regeln auf!
Source: Quotes from his operas, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hans Sachs, Act 1, Scene 3

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„My child, all is lost for him, and he will never achieve the rank of 'Master' in any land, because someone who is born a master, always has the lowest standing among 'Masters'.“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Quotes from his operas, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hans Sachs, Act 2, Scene 4
Original: (de) Mein Kind, für den ist alles verloren,
und Meister wird der in keinem Land;
denn wer als Meister geboren,
der hat unter Meistern den schlimmsten Stand.

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„... forced to flee, he imagines that he is hunting. He does not hear his own cry of pain when he claws into his own flesh; he thinks he is expressing pleasure!“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Quotes from his operas, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hans Sachs, Act 3, Scene 1
Original: (de) "... in Flucht geschlagen,
wähnt er zu jagen;
hört nicht sein eigen Schmerzgekreisch,
wenn er sich wühlt ins eig'ne Fleisch,
wähnt Lust sich zu erzeigen!"

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„Believe me, mankind's truest madness is revealed to him in dreams. All word-craft and poetry is nothing but true dream-interpretation.“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Original: (de) "Glaubt mir, des Menschen wahrster Wahn
wird ihm im Traume aufgetan:
all' Dichtkunst und Poeterei
ist nichts als Wahrtraumdeuterei."
Source: Quotes from his operas, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hans Sachs, Act 3, Scene 2

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„A moment of weakness comes, for everyone, but then he feels stupid, and listens to his good sense.“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Original: (de) "Die schwache Stunde kommt für jeden, da wird er dumm und lässt mit sich reden."
Source: Quotes from his operas, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hans Sachs, Act 3 Scene 3

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„I would like to dedicate this book to the hundreds of women and men who died in the porn industry from AIDS, suicide, homicide and drug related deaths. Your voices will be heard now.“

—  Shelley Lubben author, singer, motivational speaker, and former pornographic actress 1968 - 2019

Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn: The Greatest Illusion on Earth (2010), Dedication

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„Damaged little girls are exactly what the porn industry preys upon and depends upon. It is estimated that 90% of porn performers are sexual abuse survivors and the average age of a porn actress is 22.8 years old.“

—  Shelley Lubben author, singer, motivational speaker, and former pornographic actress 1968 - 2019

Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn: The Greatest Illusion on Earth (2010), Ch. II

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