„The woman who goes to bed with a man must put off her modesty with her petticoat, and put it on again with the same.“

From Essay XX by Michel de Montaigne (translated by Charles Cotton, Macmillan London 1877).

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„Do not put your work off till to-morrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin.“

—  Hesiod, libro Le opere e i giorni

Originale: (el) Μηδ᾽ ἀναβάλλεσθαι ἔς τ᾽ αὔριον ἔς τε ἔνηφιν·
οὐ γὰρ ἐτωσιοεργὸς ἀνὴρ πίμπλησι καλιὴν
οὐδ᾽ ἀναβαλλόμενος· μελέτη δὲ τὸ ἔργον ὀφέλλει·
αἰεὶ δ᾽ ἀμβολιεργὸς ἀνὴρ ἄτῃσι παλαίει.
Origine: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 410.

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„A woman’s attachment to her husband may elevate her to the body of a man in her next life, but a mans attachment to woman will degrade him, and in his next life he will get the body of a woman.“

—  A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Indian guru 1896 - 1977

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