Father had notions about manhood suffrage, public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses, and the gradual emancipation of the slaves, that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.

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I was brought up by an Episcopalian father and Presbyterian mother in nondenominational Army chapels all over the world and never really had much religious experience.

By : Sally Quinn

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The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.

By : William H. Wharton

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Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.

By : Konstantin Stanislavisky

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I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.

By : Aldrich Ames

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Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace.

By : Barbara Mikulski

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The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent.

By : Lou Brock

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I think people really appreciate clever commercials, as do I. I think they're very entertaining. You just have to wade through all the garbage. That's one of the reasons people watch the Super Bowl. A lot of them watch it to see the commercials and not the actual game.

By : Kevin Nealon

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Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words - not that I counted much on using them. You'll find only trace elements of this language in the poem.

By : James Merrill

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Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.

By : Roger Wicker

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We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster's paradise.

By : Robert Wyatt

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Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.

By : Anjelica Huston

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That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis is an important tool to inform agency decision making, the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law.

By : Fred Thompson

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