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Ancestry, Ancestors
Engrave this Quote Nothing is so soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
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-Van Wyck Brooks
Books
Engrave this Quote No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.
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-Van Wyck Brooks, From a Writer's Notebook, 1958
Speeches (oratory)
Engrave this Quote A man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man. The instructed man is ashamed to pronounce in an orphic manner what everybody knows, and because he is silent people think he is making fun of them. They like a man who expresses their own superficial thoughts in a manner that appears to be profound. This enables them to feel that they are themselves profound.
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-Van Wyck Brooks

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