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Quotations About / On: TODAY

  • 31.
    ... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,—with woman figuratively representing freedom—and yet all free, save woman.
    (Phoebe W. Couzins (1845-1913), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886). At a convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association held on the centennial of American independence in the First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.)
  • 32.
    All orthodox opinion—that is, today, "revolutionary" opinion either of the pure or the impure variety—is anti-man.
    (Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "The Family and Feminism," ch. 10, The Art of Being Ruled (1926).)
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  • 33.
    To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 29, 1965, White House Conference on International Cooperation.)
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  • 34.
    It's [motherhood] the biggest on-the-job- training program in existence today.
    (Erma Bombeck (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession, introduction (1983).)
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  • 35.
    Middle-aged and older people today can expect to spend more time caring for their parents than they did caring for their children.
    (Charles D. Schewe (20th century), U.S. professor, marketing. "Playing the Part," American Demographics (1990).)
  • 36.
    Boundless in your charity, but shrewd and cautious as a lender, you delight all those today whom you made beggars the day before.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Also: "Rothschild's Collection for the Poor." "The Magnanimous One," Poems (1829-1830).)
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  • 37.
    Mother died today. Or perhaps it was yesterday, I don't know.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Mersault, in The Outsider, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1944).)
  • 38.
    "Revolution" today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
    (Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "Revolution and Progress," ch. 5, The Art of Being Ruled (1926).)
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  • 39.
    It makes worries like what you wear today seem stupid.
    (Rebecca Neel (b. c. 1981), U.S. schoolgirl. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 44 (February 12, 1995). The eighth-grader said this after visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.)
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  • 40.
    I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. letter, Jan. 1, 1797, to James Madison, congressman and later president.)
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