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My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority; I thought he knew and was right on everything - for a while.
Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.
The commercial spirit is the spirit of profit, not patriotism; of credit, not honor; of individual gain, not national prosperity; of trade and dickering, not principle.
My summary of all our experiences was that it showed that heaven and hell are one place, and we all go there. To those who are prepared, it is heaven; to those who are not fit and ready, it is hell.
The unknown is the province of the student; it is the field for his lifes adventure, and it is a wide field full of beckonings
In science, probably ninety-nine percent of the knowable has to be discovered. We know only a few streaks about astronomy. We are only beginning to imagine the force and composition of the atom. Physics has not yet found any indivisible matter, or psychology a sensible soul.
The only thing worth having in an earthly existence is a sense of humor.
The doctrine of Jesus is the most revolutionary propaganda that I have ever encountered.
The Soviet government sprouted and grew out of the habits, the psychology, and the condition of the Russian people. It fitted them. They understand it.
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Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming — well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?
April 6, 1866
August 9, 1936
Lincoln Joseph Steffens was a New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's, called Tweed Days in St. Louis, that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of the Cities.
The Shame of the Cities (1904)
The autobiography of Lincoln Steffens (1931)
The struggle for self-government (1901)
The System: Journalism 1897 - 1920
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