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One with God is always a majority. But many have been burned at the stake while the boats were being counted. Thomas Reed
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Both sides had more confidence in their opponents' weaknesses than their own strength.

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John D Rockefeller read his Bible religiously, but kept his ledger in a different drawer.

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When he came in first, he was happy to find all sorts of meaning in the results.

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Time after time during the next six months, he would put me together again.

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He did something he rarely did. He decided not to see things from the other guy's point of view.

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Reagan to son: how really great is the challenge of proving your masculinity and charm with one woman for the rest of your life. Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesn't take all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know some very beautiful music.

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This senate was a place where good Representatives went when they died. Thomas Reed

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One with God is always a majority. But many have been burned at the stake while the boats were being counted. Thomas Reed

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The strike spread with the speed of telepathy.

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The House adjourned without voting on the bill, but the following year a similar bill-mandating equality in hotels and restaurants open to the public, in transportation facilities, in theaters and other public amusements and in the selection of juries-passed both chambers. The measure reached the White House about the time the two sides in Louisiana cobbled a compromise that allowed Grant to withdraw Sheridan and most of the federal troops. On March 1, 1875, the president signed the Civil Rights Act, the most ambitious affirmation of racial equality in American history until then (a distinction it would retain until the 1960s).

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What rendered it all acceptable was that government won the war, in astonishingly short order. Had the war dragged on or ended badly, the trust reposed in government might have been withdrawn. But the greatest conflict in human history was brought to a victorious conclusion for the United States only three and a half years after American entry. America's unprecedentedly large government defeated fascism; America's big government placed the United States at the pinnacle of world power. In the process, big government restored the nation's economic vitality and self-confidence. By 1945 most Americans found big government thoroughly acceptable, even necessary, and they had ample reason for feeling the way they did.

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He has not shown the special interest in reading that we should like to see but he likes shop work. George H. W. Bush's parents on his Andover application

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Cities force growth and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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CONSERVATIVES IN MODERN America face a chronic problem in running for office. Often believing government to be the enemy, they have to explain to themselves and others why they want to join that enemy.

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One of George H. W. Bush's early teachers at Andover wrote, At the moment he is intellectually immature for his powers of reasoning are not entirely developed.

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We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one,

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He lived in terror of, well, becoming ordinary.

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