„Of all that breathes and crawls across the earth,
our mother earth breeds nothing feebler than a man.“

—  Omero, Iliad

XVIII. 130–131 (tr. Robert Fagles). Cf. Iliad, XVII. 446–447.
Samuel Butler's translation:
: Man is the vainest of all creatures that have their being upon earth.
Robert Fitzgerald's translation:
: Of mortal creatures, all that breathe and move,
earth bears none frailer than mankind.
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Originale: (el) Οὐδὲν ἀκιδνότερον γαῖα τρέφει ἀνθρώποιο
πάντων, ὅσσα τε γαῖαν ἔπι πνείει τε καὶ ἕρπει.
Variante: Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.
Origine: The Iliad

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„Among all creatures that breathe on earth and crawl on it
there is not anywhere a thing more dismal than man is.“

—  Homér, Iliad

XVII. 446–447 (tr. R. Lattimore); Zeus.
Robert Fagles's translation:
: There is nothing alive more agonized than man
of all that breathe and crawl across the earth.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Originale: (el) Οὐ μὲν γάρ τί πού ἐστιν ὀϊζυρώτερον ἀνδρὸς
πάντων, ὅσσά τε γαῖαν ἔπι πνείει τε καὶ ἕρπει.

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„Our primeval Mother Earth is an organism that no science in the world can rationalize. Everything on her that crawls and flies is dependent upon Her and all must hopelessly perish if that Earth dies that feeds us.“

—  Viktor Schauberger austrian philosopher and inventor 1885 - 1958

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Variante: "Our primeval Mother Earth is an organism that no science in the world can rationalize. Everything on her that crawls and flies is dependent upon Her and all must hopelessly perish if that Earth dies that feeds us." (Callum Coats: Water Wizard)

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„Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

The Secret of the Machines, Stanza 7.
Other works
Contesto: But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!

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„Nothing is further than Earth from Heaven: nothing is nearer than Heaven to Earth.“

—  David Hare British writer 1947

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 563.
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„To man the earth seems altogether
No more a mother, but a step-dame rather.“

—  Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590

First Week, Third Day. Compare: "It is far from easy to determine whether she [Nature] has proved to him a kind parent or a merciless stepmother" Pliny the Elder, Natural History, Book vii, Section 1.
La Semaine; ou, Création du monde (1578)

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„We saw Earth’s breath.“

—  Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014

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„There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.“

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„The long migrations meet across you and it is nothing to you, you have forgotten us, mother.
You were much younger when we crawled out of the womb and lay in the sun’s eye on the tideline.“

—  Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962

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Contesto: The long migrations meet across you and it is nothing to you, you have forgotten us, mother.
You were much younger when we crawled out of the womb and lay in the sun’s eye on the tideline. It was long and long ago; we have grown proud since then and you have grown bitter; life retains
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„For all that Nature by her mother-wit
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—  Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

Canto 10, stanza 21
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—  Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802), libro Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Origine: Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844), p. 32-33
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—  Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950

After joining the Wild West Show in 1886 and traveling to Chicago and New York to learn from the Whites, citing Neihardt in Peter Farb, Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Contesto: I did not see anything to help my people. I could see that the Wasichus [Whites] did not care for each other the way our people did before the nation's hoop was broken. They would take everything from each other if they could, and so there were some who had more of everything than they could use, while crowds of people had nothing at all and maybe were starving. They had forgotten that the earth was their mother. This could not be better than the old ways of my people.

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„That's a bit like asking a man crawling across the Sahara whether he would prefer Perrier or Malvern water.“

—  Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934

Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, October 30, 2004. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/10/30/dl3003.xml
When asked by Sir Ian McKellen, in 1997, whether he was heterosexual or homosexual.

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