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A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.


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Education is not just the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire.
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We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
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Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.
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I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
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Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.
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The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
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