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Margaret Mead:

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.

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Joanne B. Freeman:

If you don’t know your history, you don’t know who you are. Holds true for nations too.

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Jean Paul:

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

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R. H. Tawney:

The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

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Saint Jerome:

It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.

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Ricky Gervais:

There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.

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Alexandre Dumas:

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.

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Chittaranjan Das:

In my whole legal career I have not met worse types of criminals than in politics.

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Mark Harmon, as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs:

The more I know, the less I understand.

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Jonathan Winters:

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.

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Marie Curie:

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

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William Westmoreland:

The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.

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Kerry Greenwood, in the voice of Corinna Chapman:

The poor steal from the rich because they envy them. The rich steal from the poor because they despise them.

Greenwood, Kerry, The Spotted Dog (Napierville: Poisoned Pen Press, 2019), p. 387.

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Susan Neiman:

Those who cannot find [moral clarity] are likely to settle for the far more dangerous simplicity, or purity, instead.

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A. A. Milne:

War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.

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Gifford Pinchot:

Innovations never happen as planned.

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Jim Hightower:

There’s nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.

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Ulysses S. Grant:

There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.

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Shelby Foote:

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. The library is the university.

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George Washington Carver:

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others . . . .

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