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French Educator, b.1907
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Let us face a pluralistic world in which there are no universal churches, no single remedy for all diseases, no one way to teach or write or sing, no magic diet, no world poets, and no chosen races, but only the wretched and wonderfully diversified h”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Regarding the idea of] race, ... no agreement seems to exist about what race means. Race seems to embody a fact as simple and as obvious as the noonday sun, but if that is so, why the endless wrangling about the idea and the facts of race. What is a race? How can it be recognized? Who constitute the several races?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The more a man cultivates the arts the less he fornicates. A more and more apparent cleavage occurs between the spirit and the brute.”

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