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Even alone we go on justifying ourselves.
From the beginning, the placement of [Clarence] Thomas on the high court was seen as a political end justifying almost any means. ...
The disgust with dirt can be so great that it keeps us from cleaning ourselves--from "justifying" ourselves.
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult ...
Cardinal Mazarin was a great knave, but no great man; much more cunning than able; scandalously false and dirtily greedy.
I now have next to no hope of a restoration of the old Union.... If it is the settled and final judgment of any slave State that s ...
When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the ...
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
The world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.
Beware instinct--the lion will not touch the true prince.
Instinct is a great matter.
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