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Alice Walker
As quoted in The Best Liberal Quotes Ever : Why the Left is Right (2004) by William P. Martin, p. 173
Edmund Burke
Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771
This quote is often attributed to Samuel Johnson and also to Washington Irving. The earliest attribution found so far is to Dr. Samuel Johnson in: "Our Home Magazine and Mothers' Journal, Volume 6" (1841), p. 189. Earliest attribution to Irving found so far, in: "Gone before: being a manual of consolation for the bereaved, and a well of sympathy filled by H. Southgate" (1873), p. 232. This quote is probably apocryphal.

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