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Quote Left Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality. Quote Right
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Quote Left Greed is envy with its sleeves rolled up. Quote Right
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Quote Left Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. Quote Right
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Quote Left Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings. Quote Right
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Quote Left In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.) Quote Right
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Quote Left A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. Quote Right
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Quote Left Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings Quote Right
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Quote Left The Berlin Wall is the defining achievement of socialism. Quote Right
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Quote Left The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs. Quote Right
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Quote Left The gap between ideals and actualities, between dreams and achievements, the gap that can spur strong men to increased exertions, but can break the spirit of others -- this gap is the most conspicuous, continuous land mark in American history. It is conspicuous and continuous not because Americans achieve little, but because they dream grandly. The gap is a standing reproach to Americans; but it marks them off as a special and singularly admirable community among the world's peoples. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is no longer enough to be lusty. One must be a sexual gourmet. Quote Right
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Quote Left We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge. Quote Right
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Quote Left Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses. Quote Right
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Quote Left I saw how all the trembling ages past, Molded to her by deep and deeper breath,... Quote Right
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Quote Left If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone. Quote Right
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Quote Left Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses. Quote Right
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Quote Left Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. Quote Right
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Quote Left Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. Quote Right
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Quote Left The phrase "domestic cat" is an oxymoron. Quote Right
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Quote Left The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. Quote Right
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