Quotes by Mary McCarthy

People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.

Mary McCarthy

We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.

Mary McCarthy

We are the hero of our own story.

Mary McCarthy

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All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.

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O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.

Robert Burns

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

Elbert Hubbard

I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice, even as so many of you have. Instead of allowing these thing to embitter me, I took them as spurs to more strenuous effort.

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I have taken all knowledge to by my province.

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