„My way of thinking is often so wrong, so untenable, because I think as if I were talking to someone else.“

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Das Gewicht der Welt [The Weight of the World]

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The Story of My Life and Work, vol. I (1900), ch. XV: Cuban Education and the Chicago Peace Jubilee Address http://web.archive.org/20071031084035/www.historycooperative.org/btw/Vol.1/html/126.html

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—  Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944

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