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Quotation by Ezra Pound
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Guide to Kulchur, pt. 3, sct. 5, ch. 20 (1938).
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