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Radicals

The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.

My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.

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