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Powerful people get away with things. That's one way to demonstrate their difference from the rest of us.
This is the power of the powerful to define, to structure, to say, 'This is the way the world works.' It's enormous power. Among the powers of the weak, I think the first one is the power not to believe the powerful.
If there's nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come, there is nothing more ubiquitously pervasive than an idea whose time won't go.
The maxims for success laid out by the powerful are never much good as guides for those who aren't powerful.
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Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
October 7, 1913
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