"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."
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"I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow."
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought."
"Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote."
"Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy?"
"I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger."
"I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish."
"And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight."
"The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism."
"Our true nationality is mankind."
"Radical simply means grasping things at the root."
"I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old."
"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."
"Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains."
"To be vain of one's rank or place is to show that one is below it."
"I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better."
"Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future."
"Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue."
"A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards."
"He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit."
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