„Beware an act of avarice; it is bad and incurable disease.“

—  Ptahhotep, Maxim no. 19.
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„I knew I would always want to go on living with myself, however hollow I became, however diseased.“

—  John Fowles, The Magus
Context: I saw that I was from now on, for ever, contemptible. I had been and remained, intensely depressed, but I had also been, and always would be, intensely false; in existentialist terms, inauthentic. I knew I would never kill myself, I knew I would always want to go on living with myself, however hollow I became, however diseased.

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„The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.“

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„Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Context: It is quite possible to be both. I look upon myself as a man. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. When asked by Viereck if he considered himself to be a German or a Jew. A version with slightly different wording is quoted in Einstein: His Life and Universe http://books.google.com/books?id=dJMpQagbz_gC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA386#v=onepage&q&f=false by Walter Isaacson (2007), p. 386

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