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A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.

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Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may f

Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mi
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In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the

In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain, same thing. It was all underground, but they needed the food of freedom that jazz offered.
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Meetings were an important means of Communist control. They left people no

Meetings were an important means of Communist control. They left people no free time, and eliminated the private sphere. The pettiness which dominated them was justified on the grounds that prying into personal details was a way of ensuring thorough soul-
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China has led the world in new tree planting; in fact, over the last severa

China has led the world in new tree planting; in fact, over the last several years, China has planted 40 percent as many tress as the rest of the world put together. Since 1981, all citizens of China older than age eleven (and younger than sixty) have bee
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Running in the relay of life sometimes makes me notice that faith takes ove

Running in the relay of life sometimes makes me notice that faith takes over the baton when reason finished its part.
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I'm different, and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had so

I'm different, and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had some success; I hope I have touched the lives of some wonderful people, all by being what I see as myself but some others people see as different.
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The first time she saw Jag Silvertree she was watering the garden, and her

The first time she saw Jag Silvertree she was watering the garden, and her clematis got soaked as she dreamt of melting into his face. The second time she saw Jag she knew she would never feel his angular jaw against her thighs. For Jag Silvertree carried
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It's a sad day when Republicans will attack fellow Republicans on an issue

It's a sad day when Republicans will attack fellow Republicans on an issue as fundamental as free enterprise.
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My aspiration isn't to be famous; it's to design clothes. If that gets me a

My aspiration isn't to be famous; it's to design clothes. If that gets me attention at the end of the day, cool.
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Americans are fighters. We're tough, resourceful and creative, and if we ha

Americans are fighters. We're tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one - no one can stop us.
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In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and deb

In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and debts and consequences and good deeds. That was what bound people to society; maybe that was what constituted society. And I tried to live in my little niche in it the best way I coul
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means tea

Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.
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