The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

— Carl T. Rowan

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It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.

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My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.

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We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.

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The library is the temple of learning.

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We must reverse this psychology (of needing guns for home defense).

WE can do it by passing a law that says anyone found in possession a handgun except a legitimate officer of the law goes to jail-period!

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There are no embarrassing answers-just embarrassing questions.

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A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.

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The Reagan Administration has fostered a climate in which a barest majority of the Supreme Court caters to the passions and hatreds of the American mob, stripping away the constitutional shield outside our bedrooms.... How tragically ironic that an Administration that promised to get Government "off our backs" is now so active in draping Government gumshoes over every part of our anatomies.

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(President Nixon,) in the face of a vote to impeach he might try, as "commander-in-chief", to use military forces to keep himself in power.

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