170 Separation Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of separation quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about true love separation.

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The Most Famous Separation Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. — Boy George

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. — Walter Benjamin

Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. — W. S. Merwin

The mom doesn't become sexy; the woman does. You have to retrieve the woman from the mother. And she may need to separate to do that: a bath, a walk. She must cordon off an erotic space. — Esther Perel

It is hard for a woman with whom an uncircumcised man has had sexual intercourse to separate from him. In my opinion this is the strongest of the reasons for circumcision. — Maimonides

What can separate us from the love of God? An attempt to separate us by death simply releases us from the imprisonment of this world. — T. B. Joshua

Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation? — Lao Tzu

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. — Rumi

In a separation it is the one who is not really in loved who says the more tender things. — Marcel Proust

There is no separation in Divine Mind, therefore, I cannot be separated from the love and companionship which are mine by divine right. — Florence Scovel Shinn

Short Separation Quotes

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  • And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us. — Pablo Neruda
  • You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. — Malcolm X
  • And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. — Kahlil Gibran
  • Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. — Rosalind Franklin
  • Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. — Seneca The Elder
  • God leads every soul by a separate path. — John of the Cross
  • This rule is so underrated: Keep your family and business completely separated. — The Notorious B.I.G.
  • All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome. — Kate Sheppard
  • What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. — Donald Trump
  • I think women are very powerful and I think we're more powerful together than separated. — Zendaya

Top 10 Separation Quotes

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And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us. — Pablo Neruda

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. — Malcolm X

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. — Kahlil Gibran

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. — Rumi

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. — Rosalind Franklin

When we choose to love, we choose to move against fear, against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect, to find ourselves in the other. — Bell Hooks

What separated me from all my homeboys is the fact that I didn't get caught inside the reality. I was always dreaming about doing something else or going somewhere else. — Kendrick Lamar

I am in love with no other than myself, and my very separation is my union... I am my beloved and my lover; I am my knight and my maiden. — Ibn Arabi

It's time for Black people to stop playing the separating game of geography, of where the slave ship put us down. We must concentrate on where the slave ship picked us up. — John Henrik Clarke

All the media and the politicians ever talk about is things that separate us, things that make us different from one another — George Carlin

Separation Image Quotes

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Separation quote by Seneca The Elder

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. — Seneca The Elder

Separation quote by Chuck Jones

Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color. — Chuck Jones

Separation quote by Deion Sanders

What separates us is that we expect to be great. — Deion Sanders

Separation quote by Drake

It's like I know what I gotta say, I just don't know how to say it to you. — Drake

Separation quote by George Bernard Shaw

England and America are two countries separated by the same language. — George Bernard Shaw

Separation quote True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated
True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated

Sad Separation Quotes

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She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum. — Jonathan Safran Foer

Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness. Bonds that are woven in sadness are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure. Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful. — Kahlil Gibran

Heaven...a place where there is neither sufferings, sadness nor separation... Now we climb the stairways to heaven one step by one step and when we ascend, we will live. — Suh Jung

Separation quote We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.

I'm really saddened by the attempts to separate and polarize. This is a time when we have hungry people, people out of work, and people out of spirit. This is a time where we need to uplift, not to separate. — Maya Angelou

When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought. — Sergio Aragones

For all their raving, ranting, and name-calling, these atheists will stand before God one day-and they will exist for eternity, though sadly they will be separated from God unless they repent and receive the free gift of salvation. — Ken Ham

Separation quote At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.

The last day of shooting, there were tears. It was this family that's grown together over the years. Many of us have worked on it since the beginning, so there's a sadness when we all go our separate ways. — David Heyman

Autumn is an honest month; it does not delude man like spring does! It shows him the dark face of life, the tragedy, the rot, the separation, the sadness! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

A little time separates us from those who depart - a time of tears, a time of sadness and solitude; but, that over, we go to rejoin them and to enjoy with them the society of the blessed. Oh, how sweetly the heart rests in this immortal hope! — Eugenie de Guerin

Christ and His cross are not separable in this life, howbeit Christ and His cross part at heaven's door, for there is no house-room for crosses in heaven. One tear, one sigh, one sad heart, one fear, one loss, one thought of trouble cannot find lodging there. — Samuel Rutherford

True Love Separation Quotes

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The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation. — Pope John Paul II

Only love heals. Anger, guilt, and fear can only destroy and separate you from your true capabilities. — Alyson Noel

Love and pain are not the same. But sometimes it feels like they should be. Love is put to test everyday. Pain is not. Yet the two of them are inseparable because true love cannot bear separation. — Michael Robotham

Separation quote The Pain of Separation Increases the Love in You.
The Pain of Separation Increases the Love in You.

True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever. — Unknown

Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union — Rollo May

Love means tearing down the separateness and the boundaries between your heart feelings and another person. — Ken Keyes Jr.

Separation quote People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Even though it's still the United States, I think on many levels they feel separate, especially the true Hawaiians - who are not necessarily thrilled to be a part of the United States. But I just love the whole spirit. — Natalie Maines

True awakening involves embracing every aspect of yourself with love and acceptance, including everything you have been denying, hiding or trying to fix. To deny these things is a judgment of them and judgment will keep you forever imprisoned within separation. — Leonard Jacobson

Separation Of Church And State Quotes

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Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. — Ronald Reagan

A man of abilities and character, of any sect whatever, may be admitted to any office of public trust under the United States. — Edmund Randolph

Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame. — Thomas Jefferson

Separation quote If there ever comes a day when we can't be together... Keep me in your heart, I'
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together... Keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.

Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between church and state. — James K. Polk

I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process. — Barry Goldwater

The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims. — John Adams

Separation quote We are all one. Only Egos, Beliefs and Fear separate us.
We are all one. Only Egos, Beliefs and Fear separate us.

Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties. — James Monroe

An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. — Roger Williams

Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled. — Millard Fillmore

What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth. — Thomas Jefferson

Separation Of Powers Quotes

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What is most important of this grand experiment, the United States? Not the election of the first president but the election of its second president. The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world. — George Washington

No country can be called free which is governed by an absolute power; and it matters not whether it be an absolute royal power or an absolute legislative power, as the consequences will be the same to the people. — Thomas Paine

The intellect is a beautiful servant but a terrible master. Intellect is the power tool of our separateness. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity. — Ram Dass

Separation quote Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. — Plato

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven. — Edward De Bono

But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. — Baron de Montesquieu

Separation quote The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately
The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately

One of the many ways the administrative state is unconstitutional: it destroys separation of powers. — Vivek Ramaswamy

Language as the technology of human extension, whose powers of division and separation we know so well, may have been the "Tower of Babel" by which men sought to scale the highest heavens. Today computers hold out the promise of a means of instant tr — Marshall McLuhan

Which of the two powers, Love or Music, can elevate man to the sublimest heights? ... It is a problem, and yet it seems to me that this is the answer: 'Love can give no idea of music; music can give an idea of love.' ... Why separate them? They are two wings of the soul. — Hector Berlioz

What separates those who go under and those who rise above adversity is the strength of their will and their hunger for power. — 50 Cent

Family Separation Quotes

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To separate from my culture (as from my family) I had to feel competent enough on the outside and secure enough inside to live life on my own. Yet in leaving home I did not lose touch with my origins because lo mexicano is in my system. I am a turtle, wherever I go I carry 'home' on my back. — Gloria E. Anzaldúa

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. — General Robert E. Lee

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. — Robert E. Lee

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones. — Anwar Sadat

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. — Ulysses S. Grant

Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you're in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that's the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else. — Angelina Jolie

It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into! — Agnetha Faltskog

Families were living separately from the fathers. And so although, according to African culture, men were the head of the household, the truth is women were the ones who were raising everybody, including men. And growing up with my mother, that was something I really learned to appreciate. — Trevor Noah

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable - each segment distinct. — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Many people who are forced into emigration suffer and often die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be subjected to racist attitudes and xenophobia. — Pope Francis

Separation Between Church And State Quotes

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The 'wall of separation between church and state' is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned. — William Rehnquist

[Disestablishment was] the best thing that ever happened to the state of Connecticut. It cut the churches loose from dependence on state support. It threw them wholly on their own resources and on God. — Lyman Beecher

... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. — George Washington

Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. — Thomas Jefferson

I never liked the Hierarchy of the Church-an equality in the teacher of Religion, and a dependence on the people, are republican sentiments-but if the Clergy combine, they will have their influence on Government — Rufus King

Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state'... is absolutely essential in a free society. — Thomas Jefferson

Here we now have the freedom of all religions, and I hope that never again will we have a repetition of religious bigotry, as we have had in certain periods of our own history. There is no room for that kind of foolishness here. — Harry S. Truman

No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever. — Thomas Jefferson

We establish no religion in this country. We command no worship. We mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are and must remain separate. — Ronald Reagan

When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one. — Benjamin Franklin

Marriage Separation Quotes

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Let me speak frankly: separate but equal is a fraud. It is the language that tried to push Rosa Parks to the back of the bus. It is the motif that determined that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain, eat at the same table or use the same toilets. — David Lammy

Marriage helps young couples to raise themselves towards God. The bond of marriage unites two souls so firmly that though they are physically two separate entities, their souls are merged into one harmonious whole. — Dada Vaswani

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together. — Rodney Dangerfield

If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books. — Alan King

The difference between divorce and legal separation is that legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money. — Johnny Carson

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them. — Sydney Smith

I think husbands and wives should live in separate houses. If there's enough money, the children should live in a third. — Cloris Leachman

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that. — Nick Cave

Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates husbands and wives. — George Burns

And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end. — Junot Diaz

Pain Of Separation Quotes

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It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. — Emil Zatopek

Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness — Kahlil Gibran

In this crazy world, there's an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy. But in the eyes of God, they're never separated. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is mourning, there is dancing. Where there is poverty, there is the kingdom. — Henri Nouwen

Pain, loss and separation are inevitable on the path of love, and the only way of avoiding them is by deciding not to take that path at all. In order not to suffer, you have to renounce love.It was like putting out your own eyes in order not to see the bad things in life. — Paulo Coelho

Bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. — C. S. Lewis

Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it. — Rumi

There are some poisons which, before they kill men, allay pain and diffuse a soothing sensation through the frame. We may recognize the hour of enjoyment they procure, but we must not separate it from the price at which it was purchased. — William Edward Hartpole Lecky

time past is not time gone, it is time accumulated with the host resembling the character in the fairytale who was joined along the route by more and more characters none of whom could be separated from one another or from the host, with some stuck so fast that their presence caused physical pain. — Janet Frame

If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. — C. S. Lewis

Six Degrees Of Separation Quotes

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Sixth sense, six pack, six degrees of separation / My evil third eye blinks with no hesitation — Ghostface Killah

I started in 1946 in radio. I was ten years old. I was discovered singing in a school play. Someone was in the audience and it's six degrees of separation. — Hector Elizondo

Six degrees of separation doesn't mean that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps. It means that a very small number of people are linked to everyone else in a few steps, and the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few. — Malcolm Gladwell

Why is life at this point in the twentieth century so focused upon the very beginning of life and the very end of life? What about the 80 years we have to live between those two inexorable bookends? — Will Smith

How much of your life can you account for? My life is a collage of unaccounted for brush strokes; I am all random”. — John Guare

It (Twitter) closes the six degrees of separation to one degree of separation — Gary Vaynerchuk

I believe that the imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world. I believe the imagination is another phrase for what is most uniquely us. — John Guare

Being Separated Quotes

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Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests. — David Duke

Try to understand what I am saying: everything is dependent on everything else, everything is connected, nothing is separate. Therefore everything is going in the only way it can go. If people were different everything would be different. They are what they are, so everything is as it is. — G. I. Gurdjieff

If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love. — Muhammad Ali

Wisdom leads to unity, but ignorance to separation. So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge. — Ramakrishna

I swear that ever since the first day You brought me back to life, The day You became my Friend, I have not slept - And even if You drive me from your door, I swear again that we will never be separated - Because You are alive in my heart — Rabia Basri

What might God be trying to grow in your character or cement in your relationship with Him by keeping you separated from some of the things you want but don’t yet have? — Priscilla Shirer

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. — Ta-Nehisi Coates

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. — Terry Tempest Williams

In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together, so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder. — Fulton J. Sheen

The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another. — M. Scott Peck

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More Separation Quotes

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We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let's not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine... forever. — Tite Kubo

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The surest way to determine whether one possesses the love of God is to see whether he or she loves his or her neighbor. These two loves are never separated. Rest assured, the more you progress in love of neighbor the more your love of God will increase. — Teresa of Avila

The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to Him. — Elizabeth Ann Seton

When anyone studies a little or pays a little attention to the rules of Islamic government, Islamic politics, Islamic society and Islamic economy he will realize that Islam is a very political religion. Anyone who will say that religion is separate from politics is a fool; he does not know Islam or politics. — Ruhollah Khomeini

We feel the beauty of nature because we are part of nature and because we know that however much in our separate domains we abstract from the unity of Nature, this unity remains. Although we may deal with particulars, we return finally to the whole pattern woven out of these. — Ernest Everett Just

You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you from others; all giving unites to others. — Francis of Assisi

We had a beautiful dream and that was all. The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children. I do not even have any regrets. — Marie Antoinette

When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other. — Margaret J. Wheatley

If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern! — Mahatma Gandhi

Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered. — Bill Russell

Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. You are not separate from it, and there is no objective world out there. Every moment, your consciousness creates the world that you inhabit. — Eckhart Tolle

If you make people uniform, you can control them. If you teach people to read, and think, and question things, you lose control. So, the best idea is to separate people if you wish to maintain a monetary system. It's called divide and conquer. By dividing people, they're not a threat, you can control them. — Jacque Fresco

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. — Nelson Mandela

You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life. — Eckhart Tolle

We are part of the whole which we call the universe, but it is an optical delusion of our mind that we think we are separate. This separateness is like a prison for us. Our job is to widen the circle of our compassion so we feel connected with all people and situations. — Albert Einstein

The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization. — James Cash Penney

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