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We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.

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We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.

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Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.

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The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.

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Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.

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If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.

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The trouble is not that we are never happy-it is that happiness is so episodical.

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We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.

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Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.

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The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.

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The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.

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In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails why should one condemn oneself to live day in day out with people one does not like and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?

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Faith is the sturdiest the most manly of the virtues. It lies behind our pluckiest... strivings. It is the virtue of the storm just as happiness is the virtue of the sunshine.

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The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.

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