„When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.“

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—  Thomas March Clark American bishop 1812 - 1903
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„For the love of God, for the love of your children and of the civilization to which you belong, cease this madness.“

—  George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005
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„Don't give up.
You know it's never been easy.
Don't give up.
'Cause I believe there's a place,
There's a place where we belong.“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
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