Betty Smith Quote

A person who pulls himself up from a low environment via the bootstrap route has two choices. Having risen above his environment, he can forget it; or, he can rise above it and never forget it and keep compassion and understanding in his heart for those he has left behind him in the cruel upclimb.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (ed. 1943)

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A person who pulls himself up from a low environment via the bootstrap route has two choices. Having risen above his environment, he can forget it;...

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A person who pulls himself up from a low environment via the bootstrap route has two choices. Having risen above his environment, he can forget it;...

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A person who pulls himself up from a low environment via the bootstrap route has two choices. Having risen above his environment, he can forget it;...

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A person who pulls himself up from a low environment via the bootstrap route has two choices. Having risen above his environment, he can forget it;...