Clever, but schoolteacher beat him anyway to show him that definitions belonged to the definers - not the defined.
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Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can't nobody fly with all that shit. Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Each night, without fail, she prayed for blue eyes. Fervently, for a year she had prayed. Although somewhat discouraged, she was not without hope. To have something as wonderful as that would take a long, long time.
Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do unfit her for eighty per cent of useful work of the world.
She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it's there, because it can't hurt, and because what difference does it make?
A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.
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If I did not have my work, I would not have any life.
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
William J. Mayo
It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.