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  • Is your Christianity ancient history-or current events?
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says ''there is no wisdom without leisure.''
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ
    American feminist historian and author 1945-
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    After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
  • Alexander Henry
    Alexander Henry
    American painter 1860-1894
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    All the aftermath that so frequently follows in the wake of war still confront the nation, and we now, as ever before, must hold fast to the ancient landmarks and see to it that all of these plagues that threaten so mightily shall be rendered harmless.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Ancient Pines, Ye bear no record of the years of man. Spring is your sole historian.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things, which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
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    Every Black woman in America lives her life somewhere along a wide curve of ancient and unexpressed angers.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary cliche. But the femme fatale expresses woman's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all of men's relationships with women.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Russian revolutionary leader 1870-1924
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    Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
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