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"Social opinion is like a sharp knife. There are foolish people who regard it only with terror, and dare not touch or meddle with it. There are more foolish people, who, in rashness or defiance, seize it by the blade, and get cut and mangled for their pains. And there are wise people, who grasp it discreetly and boldly by the handle, and use it to carve out their own purposes."

Anna Jameson, A Commonplace Book of Thoughts (1854)

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"Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical."

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health (1875)

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"An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead."

Nancy Mitford, Noblesse Oblige (1956)

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"If work is not its own reward, there comes no other pay worth having."

Margaret Lee Runbeck, Miss Boo Is Sixteen (1957)

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"Children are monsters of unbridled egotism and will, for they spring directly from nature, hostile intimations of immorality."

Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae (1990)

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"Time indeed has very little to do with living except at its beginning or near its end."

Phyllis Bottome, The Life Line (1946)

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"Here’s what a lot of the media want us to believe: One day, we’ll get everything right about our appearance. Our hair will look fabulous, our skin will be smooth and crease-free, men will have perfect six-pack abs and we’ll be three sizes smaller than we are now. We’ll look so good we’ll have made over not just our looks but our lives."

Myrna Blyth, Spin Sisters: How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness --- and Liberalism --- to the Women of America (2004)

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"… jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening."

Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)

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