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#1. Every social war is a battle between the very few on both sides who care and who fire their shots across a crowd of spectators. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#2. It is a measure of the Negro's circumstance that, in America, the smallest things usually take him so very long, and that, by the time he wins them, they are no longer little things: they are miracles. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#3. A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#4. There are things a man must not do even to save a nation. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#5. America ... an economic system prouder of the distribution of its products than of the products themselves. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#6. He got up and there were both of us in our underwear and this kid goes through the whole thing again, all the closets, the bathroom, everything else and then he left. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#7. It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. - Sally Kempton - Author: David Allen
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#8. I still am in touch with several friends from high school. I don't go to reunions much. I'm afraid that if I go back to the school, they'll suddenly go, 'You know what? We've checked the records and you still have one more French class. Get back in here.' - Author: Sigourney Weaver
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#9. No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#10. A revolution requires of its leaders a record of unbroken infallibility; if they do not possess it, they are expected to invent it. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#11. When they began, they could not have thought that it would end like this, because their time seemed to them as simple as a flame. We know now that it was a very complicated time and that they were more complicated people than they knew. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#12. The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#13. The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#14. It is not the least of a martyr's scourges to be canonized by the persons who burned him. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#15. Men define intelligence, men define usefulness, men tell us what is beautiful, men even tell us what is womanly - Author: Sally Kempton
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#16. As an organized political group, the Communists have done nothing to damage our society a fraction as much as what their enemies have done in the name of defending us against subversion. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#17. There is a raging tiger inside every man whom God put on this earth. Every man worthy of the respect of his children spends his life building inside himself a cage to pen that tiger in. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#18. I want to behave more like a boy ... I want to be the strong one. - Author: Cara Delevingne
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#19. To be a gentleman is to be oneself, all of a seam, on camera and off. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#20. Men are irrelevant. - Author: Fay Weldon
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#21. It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. - Author: Sally Kempton
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#22. The Tantric sages tell us that our in-breath and out-breath actually mirror the divine creative gesture. With the inhalation, we draw into our own center, our own being. With the exhalation, we expand outward into the world. - Author: Sally Kempton
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#23. When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women. - Author: Sally Kempton
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#24. A neighborhood is where, when you go out of it, you get beat up. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#25. God is not free from human beings but for them. - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#26. Maybe New York shouldn't survive. Maybe it should go through a cycle of destruction. - Author: Richard M. Nixon
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#27. A critic is someone who enters the battlefield after the war is over and shoots the wounded. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#28. Men very seldom change, try though we will, beneath the shifts of exterior doctrine, our hearts so often remain what they were. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#29. A man can look upon his life and accept it as good or evil; it is far, far harder for him to confess that it has been unimportant in the sum of things. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#30. Taking photographs seems to be a means to express some kind of emotional, abstractive narrative. I look at the images that I'm most proud of like a film about the world the way I see it (or at least saw it at that moment, a perspective that seems to be ever-shifting and filled with self-doubt.) - Author: Anton Yelchin
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#31. To say that an idea is fashionable is to say, I think, that it has been adulterated to a point where it is hardly an idea at all. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#32. Penicillin was as liberating for gay sex as the pill had been for straight sex. - Author: Christopher Bram
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#33. Hollywood looks to these young people now to say something to the world. I have nothing against that, I think a lot of people have things to say. But I think you need life experience. - Author: Sasha Alexander
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#34. We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who's down. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#35. The world of shabby gentility is like no other; its sacrifices have less logic, its standards are harsher, its relation to reality is dimmer than comfortable property or plain poverty can understand. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#36. It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience. - Author: Murray Kempton
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#37. The Communists offer one precious, fatal boon: they take away the sense of sin. - Author: Murray Kempton
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