Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers, when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

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History never looks like history when you are living through it.

History never looks like history when you are living through it.

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. F

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.

Men of integrity by their very existence rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief, a cynical community is a corrupt community.

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.

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