9. August 2011

"Trostlosestes Glaubensbekenntnis" (John Adams)

 John Adams (1735 - 1826), 2. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten

"Is there a possibility that the government of nations may fall into the hands of men who teach the most disconsolate of all creeds, that men are but fireflies, and that this all is without a father? Is this the way to make man, as man, an object of respect? Or is it to make murder itself as indifferent as shooting a plover, and the extermination of the Rohilla nation as innocent as the swallowing of mites on a morsel of cheese" (John Adams, Discourses on Davila)

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