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Nathaniel Hawthorne Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass
Februar 1817, Tuckahoe (bei Easton, Maryland) – 20.2. 1895, Washington (DC)
"When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
Quelle bei Douglass unbekannt; Zitat ebenso von Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four von Arthur Conan Doyle, 22.5.1859 Edinburgh – 7.7.1930 Crowborough (County East Sussex)
"White men have been known to encourage slaves to escape, and then, to get the reward, catch them and return them to their masters."
"I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes,—a justifier of the most appalling barbarity,—a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,—and a dark shelter under, which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernat deeds of slaveholders find the strong protection."
"For of all slaveholders with whom I have ever met, religious slaveholders are the worst."
zitat Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by HimselfzitatAnfang
Nathaniel Hawthorne
1804, Salem, Mass. - 1864, Plymouth, N.H., Schriftsteller
"Clergymen, judges, statesmen,—the wisest, calmest, holiest persons of their day,—stood in the inner circle round the gallows, loudest to applaud the work of blood, latest to confess themselves miserably deceived."
The House of the Seven Gables, 1851
"For, little as we know of our life to come, we may be very sure, for one thing, that the good we aim at will not be attained."
The Blithedale Romance, 1852
zitat The Scarlet Letterzitat Hawthorne in der Amerikanistik-Leselistezitat Anfang
Helen Keller
27.6. 1880 Tuscumbia (Alabama) – 1.6. 1968 Westport (Connecticut); verlor mit 19 Monaten Augenlicht und Gehör
"Nicht sehen können heißt, die Menschen von den Dingen trennen, nicht hören können heißt, die Menschen von den Menschen trennen."
Dieses Zitat wird oft Immanuel Kant zugeordnet; stammt aber wohl von Helen Keller.
zitat Anfang
Mark Twain
eigentlich Samuel (Langhorne) Clemens, 30.11. 1835 Florida (Missouri) – 21.4. 1910 Redding (Connecticut)
„When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”
Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898
„Wenn wir bedenken, dass wir alle verrückt sind,
verschwinden die Geheimnisse und das Leben ist erklärt.”
"I am morally superior to George Washington. He couldn't tell a lie. I can and I don't."
George Washington said: "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet."
"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations
"Gott hat den Menschen erschaffen, weil er vom Affen enttäuscht war.
Danach hat er auf weitere Experimente verzichtet."
zitat Anfang

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