A Quote by George Bancroft on adoption, ignorance, and interest

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

George Bancroft (1800 - 1891)

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A Quote by François Quesnay on adoption, freedom, and government

Laissez Faire, laissez passer. Let it be, let it pass. The phrase is not readily translatable. It was widely used by the Physiocrats in urging freedom from government interference and was adopted by Adam Smith.

Francois Quesnay (1694 - 1774)

Source: Attributed

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A Quote by Emmeline Pankhurst on adoption, men, and women

How different the reasoning is that men adopt when they are discussing the cases of men and those of women.

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on adoption, intelligence, reason, religion, and science

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on adoption, america, belief, clothes, custom, maturity, people, and path

America has never forgotten - and will never forget - the nobler things that brought her into being and that light her path - the path that was entered upon only one hundred and fifty years ago. . . . How young she is! It will be centuries before she will adopt that maturity of custom - the clothing of the grave - that some people believe she is already fitted for.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

Source: Address on accepting The Churchman Award, New York, May 23, 1944

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on adoption, dogma, literature, politics, and religion

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.  We cease to grow.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diaries of Anaïs Nin

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