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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

— Isaac Asimov

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Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

— Henry James

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Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.

— Margaret Walker

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What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.

— Oscar Levant

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Quotes o’ the Day

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

— Thomas Sowell

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We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

— Amelia Earhart

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Not that you lied to me, but that I no longer believe you, has shaken me.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

— Henry David Thoreau

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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

— John Ruskin

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I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

— Walt Whitman

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The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

— William Lyon Phelps

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Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

— Albert Einstein

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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Righteous intransigence is not a strategy; it’s just a satisfying attitude.

— David Quammen

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The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

— Thomas Merton

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Some people are wise, and some are otherwise.

— Tobias Smollett

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Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

— C. S. Lewis

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Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

— Benjamin Disraeli

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Passion and prejudice, properly aroused and directed, would do about as well as  principle and reason in a party contest.

— Thomas Elder

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

— Abraham Lincoln

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If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot, indeed.

— Albert Einstein

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Her singing reminds me of a cart coming downhill with the brakes on.

— Sir Thomas Beacham

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Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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Today, I bent the truth to be  kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what  is kind than I am of what is true.

— Robert Brault

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The morning is such a lovely time of day. It’s a shame it’s so early.

— Debra Applin

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Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.

— William Cornelius Van Horne

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