„To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.“

—  Malcolm X
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„Even in love, people betray themselves. And when you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. I would say a great part of human history is a history of self-betrayal and betrayal of others.“

—  Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991
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„One thing I have learnt about Death is that his bark is worse than his bite.“

—  David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006
Context: Be at peace, my friend. One thing I have learnt about Death is that his bark is worse than his bite. Ch. 11

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