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I've tried not to exaggerate the glory of athletes. I'd rather, if I could, preserve a sense of proportion, to write about them as ...
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ...
At no previous period has mankind been faced by a half-century which so paradoxically united violence and progress. Its greater an ...
The qualities of a second-rate writer can easily be defined, but a first-rate writer can only be experienced. It is just the thing ...
Everything should be first-rate in a person, his face, clothes, soul and thoughts.
... the majority of colored men do not yet think it worth while that women aspire to higher education.... The three R's, a little ...
I'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate,
Of the days of that old gentleman who had that old estate;
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When the first-rate author wants an exquisite heroine or a lovely morning, he finds that all the superlatives have been worn shodd ...
It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits--like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing b ...
A fool may be a dangerous customer, but the fact of his having such a vulnerable top-end turns danger into a first-rate sport; and ...
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