Literacy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Literacy

#1. I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#2. Sometimes you have no idea what you are you doing, but you just do it anyways. And that can be a good thing - Author: Anita Babic
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#3. Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to. - Author: David Cronenberg
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#4. Love of books is the best of all. - Author: Jackie Kennedy
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#5. There are all kinds of things you can do to marry literacy with health. - Author: C. Everett Koop
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#6. People with low financial literacy standards are often unable to take their ideas and create assets out of them. - Author: Robert Kiyosaki
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#7. When I talk about "cyborg literacy," I mean a set of skills and social practices that optimize the ability to use physical and cognitive technologies to augment, amplify, or extend human thinking and communication capabilities. - Author: Howard Rheingold
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#8. We're promoting such a narrow version of literacy that we're not including what a lot of boys like. - Author: Jon Scieszka
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#9. Becoming a modern society is about industrialization, urbanization, and rising levels of literacy, education, and wealth. The qualities that make a society Western, in contrast, are special: the classical legacy, Christianity, the separation of church and state, the rule of law, civil society. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#10. Take the year a country first reaches 50% literacy and add one or two generations to allow the idea to sink in and, democracy, more or less automatically, appears. - Author: Gwynne Dyer
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#11. Literacy is at the heart of sustainable development - Author: Kofi Annan
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#12. There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. - Author: Frank Serafini
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#13. People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book. - Author: Malcolm X
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#14. Don't cut up your credit cards, the problem is not the cards, it's the lack of financial literacy of the person holding the cards and always make the best out of a bad situation - Author: Robert Kiyosaki
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#15. Energy literacy means you can see the waste in disposing of a plastic bottle after you've drunk water from some place on the other side of the world. - Author: Saul Griffith
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#16. Yet in our enthusiasm for the idea that everyone should be able to read and write fluently, we may be missing a crucial point: in today's culture, finely honed literacy skills are simply not as important as they once were. - Author: Hugh Mackay
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#17. I think it may not be a coincidence that the rise of printing and book publication and literacy and the phenomenon of best sellers all preceded the humanitarian reforms of the Enlightenment. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#18. Education brings sustainability to all the development goals, and literacy is the foundation of all learning. It provides individuals with the skills to understand the world and shape it, to participate in democratic processes and have a voice, and also to strengthen their cultural identity. - Author: Irina Bokova
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#19. ...it is very well worth while to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it. Consider - if reading had not been taught, Mrs. Radcliffe would have written in vain - or perhaps might not have written at all. - Author: Jane Austen
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#20. Cyberattacks have become a permanent fixture on the international scene because they have become easy and cheap to launch. Basic computer literacy and a modest budget can go a long way toward invading a country's cyberspace. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#21. As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism. - Author: Dennis Potter
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#22. The most effective reading teachers are teachers who read. According to Morrison, Jacobs, and Swinyard (1999), "Perhaps the most influential teacher behavior to influence students' literacy development is personal reading, both in and out of school" (p. 81). - Author: Donalyn Miller
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#23. But I think we're also just talking about the literacy of the audience. The visual literacy of the audience. They've seen so many images now, especially here in the States. There's so much to look at, to watch. So the visual storytelling literacy is harder to impress. - Author: Keanu Reeves
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#24. Art is literacy of the heart. - Author: Elliot Eisner
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#25. Food became for me a way of becoming self-sufficient with my hands, to regain manual literacy, which I think has been lost on our generation and certainly younger generations. Very few people can actually make things with their hands and do things with their hands. - Author: Timothy Ferriss
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#26. Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#27. They seemed to be quiet types, the women and men in rubber-soled shoes. Their favorite word, after literacy, was privacy
for their patrons and themselves. - Author: Marilyn Johnson
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#28. If you want to work on the core problem, it's early school literacy. - Author: James L. Barksdale
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#29. and here is where unsentimental history and statistical literacy can change our view of modernity, for they show that nostalgia for a peaceable past is the biggest delusion of all - Author: Steven Pinker
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#30. Has it ever struck you as odd, or unfortunate, that today, when the proportion of literacy is higher than it has ever been, people should have become susceptible to the influence of advertisement and mass propaganda to an extent hitherto unheard of and unimagined? - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#31. Long before the internet, critical media literacy has never been considered essential in schools or communities. Instead, - Author: Danah Boyd
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#32. We must have an expansionary vision, one that captures the imagination and diversity of the whole community, one which benefits a nation which has moved beyond the basics of literacy and numeracy and which wants to develop a learning culture. - Author: Bob Brown
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#33. Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#34. All the old houses that I knew when I was a child were full of books, bought generation after generation by members of the family. Everyone was literate as a matter of course. Nobody told you to read this or not to read that. It was there to read, and we read. - Author: Katherine Ann Porter
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#35. If you've ever wondered how many prisons need to operate withinin America, just look at the literacy rate. 60% of America's prison inmates are illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems. - Author: United States Dept. Of Education
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#36. Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both: it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is a child's own stories. - Author: Pam Allyn
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#37. You won't comprehend the vitality of literacy until you marry an illiterate. - Author: Kshitij Shringi
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#38. Memorization is not as vital a discipline as fulfilling curiosity with research and reasoning ... Internet and Google literacy should be taught to help students vet facts and judge reliability. - Author: Jeff Jarvis
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#39. Universal literacy, taken for granted today, was a direct result of the Reformation's reemphasis upon the centrality of Bible reading, - Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
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#40. If you give people literacy, bad ideas can be attacked and experiments tried, and lessons will accumulate. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#41. You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. - Author: George W. Bush
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#42. You fail by default when you live so cautiously you never fail. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#43. I like the relative literacy of at least some of England. I mean, I didn't come for the food or the weather! - Author: Andrew Solomon
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#44. The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. - Author: Mark Twain
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#45. No skill is more crucial to the future of a child than literacy. - Author: Los Angeles Times
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#46. There is more to literacy than 'reading' and 'writing'. - Author: Strive Masiyiwa
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#47. Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us. - Author: Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould
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#48. When literacy died, so had history. - Author: Walter Tevis
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#49. True literacy is becoming an arcane art and the nation [United States] is steadily dumbing down. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#50. We have to teach empathy as we do literacy. - Author: Bill Drayton
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#51. I have become very aware how under-represented are the stories of the underprivileged and undervalued. Our records are, in general, very male and if not always the material of the rich, certainly (for obvious reasons) the material of the literate. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#52. The literate mind has sown the seeds of its own destruction through the creation of media that render irrelevant those "traditional skills" on which literacy rests. - Author: Neil Postman
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#53. Science literacy is an important part of what it is to be an informed citizen of society. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#54. There are still many tribal cultures where poetry and song, there is just one word for them. There are other cultures with literacy where poetry and song are distinguished. But poetry always remembers that it has its origins in music. - Author: Edward Hirsch
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#55. People don't gotta like the same stuff. If they did, life would be pretty boring. - Author: Erin Bowman
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#56. If literacy was natural, the word 'illiteracy' would not exist. - Author: T.K. Naliaka
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#57. Literacy is the tool we use as humans to find one another, so it must belong to everyone. - Author: Pam Allyn
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#58. Literacy is much more than an educational priority - it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy. - Author: Irina Bokova
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#59. For almost a century since 1918, the centralised nation-state has been the world's default political form. Its various experiments in industrialisation, urbanisation, mass literacy and consumerism have brought more people into public life. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#60. To be scientifically illiterate is to remain essentially uncultured. And the chief virtue of a cultural activity
be it art, music, literature, or science
is the way it enriches our lives. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#61. He might be too old for it, but I think I can bully him into literacy. - Author: Alejandra Diaz Mattoni
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#62. Literacy was power. - Author: Tom Standage
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#63. By bridging the literacy barrier through the use of 3D interactive models we overcome the inherent limitations of text. At the same time, language differences become much less important as text is replaced by interactive, 3D images. - Author: Fay Chung
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#64. Children who are readers will develop acceptable levels of literacy. - Author: Stephen D. Krashen
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#65. Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries. - Author: Clifford Stoll
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#66. In this chapter, what do you find out about Janie's parents and early childhood? CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1 - Author: Zora Neale Hurston
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#67. If the rule of thumb for attention literacy is to pay attention to your intention, then the heuristic for crap detection is to make skepticism your default. - Author: Howard Rheingold
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#68. Video games provide an easy lead-in to computer literacy. They can get you thinking like a video game designer and can even lead to designing since many games come with software to modify the game or redesign it. - Author: James Paul Gee
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#69. More and more, job listings are exclusively available online and as technology evolves nearly every occupation now requires a basic level of digital literacy with web navigation, email access and participation in social media. - Author: Michael K. Powell
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#70. Literacy in itself is no education. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#71. You're judging her by her literacy," Tara says. "You're a literacist."
"You've made that up. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#72. SUPPORT LITERACY! A child who cannot read cannot text. - Author: Ron Brackin
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#73. We must strive for literacy and education that teach us to never quit questioning and probing at the assumptions of the day. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#74. No one is born a writer; literacy is a peculiar mode of being, but I was all about stories from a very early age, before reading. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#75. Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Eat pudding. Books are good. Eat pudding. If kids read a lot. Eat pudding. They'll get so they can think clearly. Eat pudding. And if enough kids read and think. Eat pudding. We will have world peace. Eat pudding. Thank you very much. Eat pudding. - Author: Daniel Pinkwater
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#76. On this International Literacy Day, let us recall that literacy for all is an integral part of education for all, and that both are critical for achieving truly sustainable development for all. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#77. Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#78. We expect the states to show us whether or not we're achieving simple objectives-like literacy, literacy in math, the ability to read and write. - Author: George W. Bush
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#79. Most people aren't trained to want to face the process of re-understanding a subject they already know. One must obtain not just literacy, but deep involvement and re-understanding. - Author: Charles Eames
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#80. I come from the small town of Sialkot in Pakistan. During pre-Partition, this town had the highest literacy rate among women. - Author: Umera Ahmad
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#81. Every citizen's vote should count in America, not just the votes of partisan insiders in the Electoral College. The Electoral College was necessary when communications were poor, literacy was low and voters lacked information about out-of-state figures, which is clearly no longer the case. - Author: Gene Green
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#82. Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy. [p. 32] - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#83. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. - Author: Frederick Douglass
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#84. Yes. She got into a right state when she realized no one could read them, though. She's setting up some sort of literacy curse. Some of the boys want to know
is that like gypsy magic? Can you curse someone to read? - Author: Anne Mallory
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#85. Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#86. I think people don't understand compound interest because typically no one ever explains it to them and the level of financial literacy in the US is very low. - Author: James Surowiecki
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#87. Literacy, the visual technology, dissolved the tribal magic by means of its stress on fragmentation and specialization and created the individual. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#88. Not only is writing more important than ever, but visual literacy is vital. We don't teach enough design, art, visual things. We have to recognize what we're seeing. It matters if you send someone a cluttered design. It matters more than ever. - Author: Marissa Moss
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#89. The next question is how? How does news find us?
What you need is a certain critical literacy about the fact that you are almost always subject to an algorithm. The most powerful thing in your world now is an algorithm about which you know nothing about. - Author: Kelly McBride
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#90. The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn't achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who's reading aloud - it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony. - Author: Mem Fox
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#91. It's a sad state of affairs when we make fun of people for reading instead of making reading fun for people. - Author: Jen Selinsky
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#92. The goal of providing basic literacy and education to all the world's people is still the most basic development challenge. - Author: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
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#93. Bro, all you've got is a book. How do you plan to fight our parents? With literacy? - Author: Brian K. Vaughan
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#94. Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens. - Author: William J. Clinton
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#95. Internet literacy must become universal within the Arab world. - Author: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
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#96. [Rosa Louise] Parks used to say, "Everybody looks at me because I sat down once in Montgomery, but the real hero is a woman named Septima Clark."She created the Citizenship Schools [where civil-rights activists taught basic literacy and political education classes]. - Author: Marian Wright Edelman
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#97. Back at home they drew the curtains and read, with disapproval, with relish, with avidity and glee - even the ones who'd never thought of opening a novel before. There's nothing like a shovelful of dirt to encourage literacy. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#98. One man told me that literacy made it a lot more fun for him to masturbate. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#99. The commitment to literacy was constant on the part of African Americans. And the percentages of literacy by the end of the century, by 1900, basic literacy has galloped ahead. People believed that education, of course, was the turnstile for advancement. - Author: David Levering Lewis
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#100. Unlike modern military codes, ancient texts are almost never purposely misleading, purposely scrambled ... indeed, literacy was so uncommon until classical times that the very writing of a message sufficed to keep it from almost everybody. - Author: E. J. W. Barber
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