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  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
  • Yann Martel
    Yann Martel
    Canadian author 1963-
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    If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.
    Source: Het leven van Pi p.11
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice which is still very much practiced.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    In the third grade, a nun stuffed me in a garbage can under her desk because she said that's where I belonged. I also had the distinction of being the only altar boy knocked down by a priest during mass.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    It was a real surprise to me to come across the evidence that Christianity might once have been a danced religion. Certainly, some of the early church leaders thought this was great and spoke of what seems to have been circle dancing, perhaps around an altar.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
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    The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    The whole earth, perpetually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world, the extinction of evil, the death of death.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher 1863-1968
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    A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.
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