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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on ability, age, belief, children, debate, intelligence, judgment, and research

In the course of a debate with Lewis Terman: Without offering any data on all that occurs between conception and the age of kindergarten, they announce on the basis of what they have got out of a few thousand questionnaires that they are measuring the hereditary mental endowment of human beings. Obviously, this is not a conclusion obtained by research. It is a conclusion planted by the will to believe. It is, I think, for the most part unconsciously planted. . . . If the impression takes root that these tests really measure intelligence, that they constitute a sort of last judgment on the child's capacity, that they reveal "scientifically" his predestined ability, then it would be a thousand times better if all the intelligence testers and all their questionnaires were sunk in the Sargasso Sea.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

Source: quoted: Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man, W.W.Norton & Co., Ltd, NY, 1996

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on age, good, lies, men, poverty, tragedy, and truth

Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor - all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked - who is good? Not that men are ignorant - what is truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, death, and doctors

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, secrets, and women

A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, spirit, and unhappiness

Who has not the spirit of his age, Of his age has all the unhappiness.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to Madame du Châtelet

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on age and youth

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Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by unknown on age, people, and youth

Many people use their youth to make their old age miserable.

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A Quote by unknown on age, change, time, and youth

Time changes with time: in youth, time marches on; in middle age, time flies; and in old age, time runs out.

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A Quote by unknown on age, beginning, cinema, people, and television

Young people view an average of 16 to 17 hours of television weekly, beginning as early as age 2. When video games and video cassette movies are added, some teens may be spending as many as 35 to 55 per week. More families own a television than a telephone.

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A Quote by unknown on age, composers, music, musicians, and students

A young music student went to a great composer and said, "sir, I want to know how to write a symphony." "what,"said the musician, "at your age?" "I am 19," replied the student, "and you wrote a symphony at that age." "true, true," mused the composer, "but I didn't have to ask how to do it!"

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection---scratch paper

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