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"If you're ever unhappy about something I've done, or haven't done, or how, or why - please tell me directly. Let me be the first to know; not the second, not the third, not the last. If you tell me right away, maybe I can fix things before they get too bad." ~from wikisomewhere

"Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."[1]
George Santayana

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"May you live in interesting times" "May you find what you are looking for"
~two of three accient non-Chineses curses

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes. But he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

~from wikiquote chinese proverbs

"Tell me, I will forget; show me, I will remember; involve me, I will understand"

~paraphrased from wikiquote chinese proverbs

"Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge."

~Erwin Knoll

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."

~Malcolm X

"I pity the average man who, having read his morning paper, feels he knows something of what has gone on in the world"

~Henry Ford (from memory but accurate in meaning and tone)

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