„A crow when it sees some foodstuff, it crows, gathers other crows and shares it with them. Crows and fowl have a better social etiquette than a man.“

—  Sarvajna, Flowers of Wisdom
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Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher

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Muhammad Ali Foto
Robert A. Heinlein Foto

„A distance “as the crow flies” is significant only to crows.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, libro Starman Jones
Starman Jones (1953), Chapter 11, “Through the Cargo Hatch” (p. 111)

Antisthenes Foto

„It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.“

—  Antisthenes Greek philosopher -444 - -365 a.C.
From Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius, § 4

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Yolanda King Foto

„Jim Crow is dead. But his sophisticated, college-educated, urbane first cousin J. Crow, Esquire, is alive and kicking.“

—  Yolanda King American actress 1955 - 2007
1980s, Statement during speech kicking off Black History Month (02 February 1986) http://articles.latimes.com/1986-02-02/local/me-3413_1_black-history-parade

Martin Luther King, Jr. Foto

„If it may be said of the slavery era that the white man took the world and gave the Negro Jesus, then it may be said of the Reconstruction era that the southern aristocracy took the world and gave the poor white man Jim Crow. He gave him Jim Crow. And when his wrinkled stomach cried out for the food that his empty pockets could not provide, he ate Jim Crow, a psychological bird that told him that no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1960s, How Long, Not Long (1965), Context: If it may be said of the slavery era that the white man took the world and gave the Negro Jesus, then it may be said of the Reconstruction era that the southern aristocracy took the world and gave the poor white man Jim Crow. He gave him Jim Crow. And when his wrinkled stomach cried out for the food that his empty pockets could not provide, he ate Jim Crow, a psychological bird that told him that no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man. And he ate Jim Crow. And when his undernourished children cried out for the necessities that his low wages could not provide, he showed them the Jim Crow signs on the buses and in the stores, on the streets and in the public buildings. And his children, too, learned to feed upon Jim Crow, their last outpost of psychological oblivion. Thus, the threat of the free exercise of the ballot by the Negro and the white masses alike resulted in the establishment of a segregated society. They segregated southern money from the poor whites; they segregated southern mores from the rich whites; they segregated southern churches from Christianity; they segregated southern minds from honest thinking; and they segregated the Negro from everything. That’s what happened when the Negro and white masses of the South threatened to unite and build a great society: a society of justice where none would pray upon the weakness of others; a society of plenty where greed and poverty would be done away; a society of brotherhood where every man would respect the dignity and worth of human personality.

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„And swans seem whiter if swart crowes be by.“

—  Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590
La Semaine; ou, Création du monde (1578), First Week, First Day.

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William Blake Foto
J. M. Barrie Foto

„Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.“

—  J. M. Barrie, libro Peter Pan y Wendy
Peter and Wendy (1911), Context: The last thing he ever said to me was, "Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing." Ch. 17

Giovanni Boccaccio Foto

„Charming ladies, the beauty of a flock of white doves is better enhanced by a black crow than by a pure white swan.“

—  Giovanni Boccaccio, libro Decamerón
The Decameron (c. 1350), Leggiadre donne, infra molte bianche colombe aggiugne più di bellezza uno nero corvo, che non farebbe un candido cigno. Ninth Day, Tenth Story

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William Cowper Foto

„There is a bird who by his coat,
And by the hoarseness of his note,
Might be supposed a crow.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), The Jackdaw (translation from Vincent Bourne).

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