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Every writer "creates" his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modif ...
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
As we grow older, we should learn that these are two quite different things. Character is something you forge for yourself; temper ...
I retract nothing heretofore said as to slavery. I repeat the declaration made a year ago, that "while I remain in my present posi ...
... no human being is master of his fate, and ... we are all motivated far more than we care to admit by characteristics inherited ...
It makes me hate accepting things that are probable when they are held up before me as infallibly true. I prefer these words which ...
A pilot, in those days, was the only unfettered and entirely independent human being that lived in the earth. Kings are but the ha ...
Having achieved political liberty for women this organization pledges itself to make an end to the subjection of women in all its ...
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