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Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
The era of long parades past an official podium filled with cold faces is gone. Celebrating is now a right, not a duty.
Of all my prosecutors ... not one is my peer, but each and all are my political sovereigns; and had your honor submitted my case t ...
What I ask of American Christianity is not to show us more creeds, but more of Christ; not more rites and ceremonies, but more rel ...
There is in the South stronger feeling among the intelligent, well-to-do, and influential element in favor of the industrial educa ...
When Hitler attacked the Jews ... I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was n ...
The form of act or thought mattered nothing. The hymns of David, the plays of Shakespeare, the metaphysics of Descartes, the crime ...
[On Harvard President Charles William Eliot's lamentation that the average Harvard graduate had fewer than two children:] That is ...
I feel more charity for a Mormon who has been taught from his birth that it is not only his right but his duty to God to enter int ...
Parenting can be established as a time-share job, but mothers are less good "switching off" their parent identity and turning to s ...
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