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    I see by the papers that you have once more stirred that pool of intellectual stagnation, the educational convention.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they’re attached to dollar signs—unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendents who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.
    Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)