„There is more magic in sin if it is not committed.“

—  V. S. Pritchett, "Rudyard Kipling: A Pre-Raphaelite's Son", p. 36
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écrivain britannique 1900 - 1997

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—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
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„More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.“

—  William Wulf American computer scientist 1939
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„How immense to us appear the sins we have not committed.“

—  Suzanne Curchod French-Swiss salonist and writer 1737 - 1794
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„You may not hold me guilty of sins committed in dreams.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935
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„The real sin of idolatry is always committed on behalf of something similar to the State.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
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