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In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.
[America]
 

It does you no good to see the number two or number three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one.
 

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.
 

Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.
 

Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.
 

Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
 

My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier.
 

My first book was the book that changed my life.
 

Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
 

Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.
 

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
 

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
 

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
 

The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
 

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
 

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are.
 

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major.
 

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
 

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
 

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
 


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