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  • 1.
    It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).
  • 2.
    ... individual freedom and individual equality cannot co-exist. I dare say no one since Thomas Jefferson ... has really believed it.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).

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  • 3.
    When ... did the word "temperament" come into fashion with us?... whatever it stands for, it long since became a great social asset for women, and a great social excuse for men. Perhaps it came in when we discovered that artists were human beings.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).

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  • 4.
    I nearly always find, when I ask a vegetarian if he is a socialist, or a socialist if he is a vegetarian, that the answer is in the affirmative.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 3 (1920).
  • 5.
    ... if we have a dollar to spend on some wild excess, we shall spend it on a book, not on asparagus out of season.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 1 (1920).
  • 6.
    When the temperamental and unconventional people are not mere plagiarists of dead eccentrics, they lack, in almost every case, the historic sense.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).

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  • 7.
    I have looked warily at anthropologists ever since the day when I went to hear a great Greek scholar lecture on the Iliad, and listened for an hour to talk about bull-roarers and leopard-societies.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920). The Iliad was a great Greek epic poem (c. 8th century B.C.) attributed to Homer.
  • 8.
    The real drawback to "the simple life" is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 3 (1920).

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  • 9.
    Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).

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  • 10.
    You can be slum-born and slum-bred and still achieve something worth while; but it is a stupid inverted snobbishness to be proud of it. If one had a right to be proud of anything, it would be of a continued decent tradition back of one.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).
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