„A better world could be brought about only by better individuals.“

—  Pierre de Coubertin, As quoted in "Attaining the Ideals", in Awake! magazine (8 September 2000)
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—  Rocky Marciano American boxer 1923 - 1969
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„A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
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„Translated: There is another and a better world.“

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„Make the world better.“

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