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American social historian and educator, 1914
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortur”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services”

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