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  • Gerald Early
    Gerald Early
    American essayist and American 1952-
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    Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Enthusiasm. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
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