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Murray Kempton Quotes

A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
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A critic is someone who enters the battlefield after the war is over and shoots the wounded.

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The fates have a way of demanding of a man that he suffer his greatest moments all by himself; being alone seems as often attendant upon reality as being in company is attendant upon flight from reality. (frm "Part of Our Time, Some Monuments and Ruins of the Thirties," about American Communist movement.)

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The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it.

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It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience.

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We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who's down.

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There are things a man must not do even to save a nation.

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The Communists offer one precious, fatal boon: they take away the sense of sin.

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