Samian offers a guide towards what may be a truth at a given moment in time.
The quotations come from a variety of sources – poetry, scripture, essays, letters, novels, sayings and speeches..
Samian was one of the Sibyls of ancient Greek mythology.
They were prophetesses who served their local community by answering questions about the day-to-day problems and concerns of local people.
I chose to include the quotations in their original (or translated) forms.
If the authors were writing now, I'm confident they would use more inclusive alternatives.