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In “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” Hannah Arendt wrote, “Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and d
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A Manual for Clea...
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"For the Sierra backpacker — or mountain climber — the introduction alone is worth the price. I lost my earlier edition, and I'm delighted at how much wisdom Secor delivers even before the (somewhat idiosyncratic) content of the encyclopedia within." Oct 14, 2020 10:33PM

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Winston S. Churchill
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
Winston S. Churchill

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

H.L. Mencken
“Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”
H.L. Mencken

Logan Pearsall Smith
“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

Edgar Allan Poe
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

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