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  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
  • Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
  • Lawana Blackwell
    Lawana Blackwell
    English writer 1952-
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    I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
  • Anita Loos
    Anita Loos
    American writer, screenwriter 1893-1981
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    That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
    Source: My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (1911)
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
  • Bruno Mars
    Bruno Mars
    American singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer 1985-
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    A grown man should always carry cash, right? I don't know who told me, but someone told me that a long time ago, and the biggest turnoff is when a guy doesn't have cash on him.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be.
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
    English painter, author, poet and photographer 1959-
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    A moustache to a man is the same as a fringe is to a woman. When you've got it, you want to grow it out; when you've grown it out, you want to cut it.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    A nation grown free in a single day is a child born with the limbs and the vigor of a man, who would take a drawn sword for his rattle, and set the house in a blaze that he might chuckle over the splendor.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Antisemitism, for instance, is simply not the doctrine of a grown-up person.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Anyone who's grown up or lived on the Jersey Shore knows the place is unique.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
  • Anthony Hecht
    Anthony Hecht
    American poet 1923-2004
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    Children know from a remarkably early age that things are being kept from them, that grown-ups participate in a world of mysteries.
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