„It is dreams that have destroyed us. There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding.“

—  William Carlos Williams, libro Al Que Quiere!

"Libertad! Igualidad! Fraternidad!"
Al Que Quiere! (1917)
Contexto: Brother!
— if we were rich
we'd stick our chests out
and hold our heads high! It is dreams that have destroyed us. There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding. We sit hunched together brooding
our fate. Well —
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and —
dreams are not a bad thing.

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poeta estadounidense 1883 - 1963

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„Like a young horse
Who bites against the new bit in his teeth,
And tugs and struggles against the new-tried rein.“

—  Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

Original: (el) Δακὼν δὲ στόμιον ὡς νεοζυγὴς
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—  David Gemmell, libro Quest for Lost Heroes

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„Horses can manufacture more horses and that is one trick that tractors have never learned.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, libro Farmer in the Sky

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„By the way, when you finish the bottle of Crown Royal, you can still use the pouch to hold your broken dreams.“

—  Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962

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„We must hold fast to the dream that reason will prevail.“

—  Bernard Lown American cardiologist developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Pea... 1921

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Contexto: We must hold fast to the dream that reason will prevail. The world today is full of anguish and dread. As great as is the danger, still greater is the opportunity. If science and technology have catapulted us to the brink of extinction, the same ingenuity has brought humankind to the boundary of an age of abundance.
Never before was it possible to feed all the hungry. Never before was it possible to shelter all the homeless. Never before was it possible to teach all the illiterates. Never before were we able to heal so many afflictions. For the first time science and medicine can diminish drudgery and pain.
Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible. But in order to do the impossible, in the words of Jonathan Schell, we ask "not for our personal survival: we ask only that we be survived. We ask for assurance that when we die as individuals, as we know we must, mankind will live on".

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„What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up
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—  Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967

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Contexto: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore —
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over —
like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

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