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Katherine F. Gerould
(1879-1944) born on
US writer. She wrote "The Tortoise," 1914 and "Modes and Morals," 1920
         
   
F
We put [young children] into kindergarten where their reasoning powers are ruined; or, if we can afford it, we buy Montessori outfits . . . or we send them to outdoor schools and give them prizes for sleeping.

R
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
A
The principle of fashion is . . . the principle of the kaleidoscope. A new year can only bring us a new combination of the same elements; and about once in so often we go back and begin again.
N
Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
K
Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Modes and Morals," Ch. 4, 1920.
R: "Modes and Morals," Ch. 3, 1920.
A: "Modes and Morals," Ch. 2, 1920.
N: "Modes and Morals," Ch. 7, 1920.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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