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"Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of menthe balance-wheel of the social machinery."
"Since we have to speak well of the dead, let's knock them while they're alive."
"I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene."
"We have never been a melting pot. The fact is we are more like a tossed salad. We are green, some of us are oily and there's a little vinegar injected when you get up to Ottawa. "
, on Canada
"America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men."
Alexander Graham Bell
"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."
"And what is more, I agree with everything I have just said."
S. African politician
"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."
"It was one of those towns where you could do one of two things on a Friday night: Drive 'round and get drunk, or get drunk and drive 'round."
US singer, songwriter
, on Danville, VA
"I'm no lady; I'm a member of Congress, and I'll proceed on that basis."
US congressperson (NJ)
"It rarely adds anything to say, 'In my opinion'not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope."
"During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late."