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American Author and Educator who was blind and deaf. 1880-1968
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. . . militarism . . . is one of the chief bulwarks of capitalism, and the day that militarism is undermined, capitalism will fail.
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A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
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A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
Men
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
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Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it
World
As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision
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As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
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Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
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Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours...never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren plac
HappinessSadness
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!
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Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Character
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
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courageous dignity in the presence of fate.
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Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Death and dying
Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.
Doubt
Every modern war has had its root in exploitation
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Every modern war has had its root in exploitation ... The Civil War was fought to decide whether the slaveholders of the South or the capitalists of the North should exploit the West. The Spanish-American War decided that the United States should exploit Cuba and the Philippines. The South African War decided that the British should exploit the diamond mines. The Russo-Japanese War decided that Japan should exploit Korea. The present war is to decide who shall exploit the Balkans, Turkey, Persia, Egypt, India, China, Africa. And we are whetting our sword to scare the victors into sharing the spoils with us. Now, the workers are not interested in the spoils; they will not get any of them anyway.
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Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Silence
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