„The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.“

—  Ernest Dimnet, p. 238
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—  Mikhail Bakunin Russian revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism 1814 - 1876
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