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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty read more

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be read more

The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.

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The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great read more

The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public conciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs.

by Barbara Ehrenreich Found in: Yuppies Quotes,
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Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to read more

Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.

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Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia

Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia

by Barbara Ehrenreich Found in: Exercise Quotes,
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