Margaret Halsey Quotes

Margaret Halsey Quotes: in race relations, the single gesture and the single individual are more often than not doomed to failure. Only the group and the long-term, undeviating policy make much headway. ... if you want to make the world a better place, the first thing you must accept is the fact that you cannot transcend your limitations as an individual.
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Margaret Halsey Quote: being in the middle class is a feeling as well as an income level.
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Quotes about Margaret Halsey: The only men who can turn my blood stream into a condition resembling heavy surf are good-looking heels with characters as intricately unpleasant as the sewers of Paris. With decent and honorable gents, I come all over Platonic. Was ever a woman so perverse and wrongheaded?
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Quote about Margaret Halsey: The people who are unprejudiced, but who ... feel it is so hopeless there is no use trying ... probably do just as much damage to the emotional atmosphere in which we are facing the problem as the fanatical Negrophobes.
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Margaret Halsey Sayings: prejudice will always exist. So will sickness and disease, but that scarcely seems sufficient reason for telling our medical scientists to put on their hats, close up their laboratories, and give the spirochetes, bacilli and viruses a free hand.
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Margaret Halsey Saying: Listening to Britons dining out is like watching people play first-class tennis with imaginary balls.
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Sayings about Margaret Halsey: the role of the Do-Gooder is not what actors call a fat part.
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Saying about Margaret Halsey: How close beneath the surface, even in the happiest family, is the chronic grievance! I sometimes think that tinderboxes are inert and powder kegs mere talcum compared to the explosive possibilities in the most commoplace domestic situation.
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Margaret Halsey Quotes: The only way not to worry about the race problem is to be doing something about it yourself. When you are, natural human vanity makes you feel that now the thing is in good hands.
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Margaret Halsey Quote: The real nature of an ethic is that it does not become an ethic unless and until it goes into action.
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Quotes about Margaret Halsey: In a business society, the role of sex can be summed up in five pitiful little words. There is money in it.
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Quote about Margaret Halsey: ... organized religion, in a dominating business society, can do only one of two things. It can either assure the communicant with uneasy bluster that God Himself likes money -- a theory which convinces nobody -- or it can give him an apologetic, halfhearted invitation to go out and get himself crucified.
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Margaret Halsey Sayings: Englishwomen's shoes look as if they had been made by someone who had often heard shoes described, but had never seen any ...
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Margaret Halsey Saying: ... giving up alcohol or cigarettes is a lead-pipe cinch compared to the renunciation of complacence by a former (self-appointed) elite.
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Sayings about Margaret Halsey: The feelings, myths and prejudices about the Negro American which now seem so valid and real to some of our white contemporaries will take their place on the shelf along with the belief in witches and the notion that the earth is the center of the solar system.  Nobody knows as yet whether the future [of the race situation] is hopeless. All we know is that it can be made hopeless, if enough people choose to consider it so.
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Saying about Margaret Halsey: it is a waste of time to ask more of people than they have to give.
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