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We and are
We are thirsty and hungry ; ;
We are very proud of it ''.
As Madison commented to Jefferson in 1789, `` We are in a wilderness without a single footstep to guide us.
We began by declaring that all men are created equal.
We now practically read it, all men are created equal except Negroes.
We are desperately in the need of such invention, for man is still very much at the mercy of man.
We get some clue from a few remembrances of childhood and from the circumstance that we are probably not much more afraid of people now than man ever was.
We are not now afraid of atomic bombs in the same way that people once feared comets.
We are worried about what people may do with them -- that some crazy fool may `` push the button ''.
We have staved off a war and, since our behavior has involved all these elements, we can only keep adding to our ritual without daring to abandon any part of it, since we have not the slightest notion which parts are effective.
We are forced, in our behavior towards others, to adopt empirically successful patterns in toto because we have such a minimal understanding of their essential elements.
We are already committed to establishing man's supremacy over nature and everywhere on earth, not merely in the limited social-political-economical context we are fond of today.
We are tempted to blame others for our problems rather than look them straight in the face and realize they are of our own making and possible of solution only by ourselves with the help of desperately needed, enlightened, competent leaders.
We are reminded, however, that freedom of thought and discussion, the unfettered exchange of ideas, is basic under our form of government.
We are also struck by the fact that this story of a boy's love for his mother does not offend, while the incestuous love of the man, Paul Morel, sometimes repels.
We have so completely entered the child's fantasy that his illness and his death are the plausible and the necessary conclusion.
We feel uncomfortable at being bossed by a corporation or a union or a television set, but until we have some knowledge about these phenomena and what they are doing to us, we can hardly learn to control them.
We and our friends are, of course, concerned with self-defense.
`` We were requested by the Secretary General, as I understand it, to discuss with you such matters as appear to us to be relevant, and we are not of course either a formal group or a committee in the sense of being guided by any rules or regulations of the Secretariat.
`` We are ready for your next mysterious assignment '', said Mr. Baer to the Hetman.
We are learning how to do these things in some of the vast organized structures of modern society ; ;
We are all, though many of us are snobbish enough to wish to deny it, in far closer sympathy with the art of the music-hall and picture-palace than with Chaucer and Cimabue, or even Shakespeare and Titian.

We and we
We ran out of money and we haven't eaten for two days ''.
We haven't slept together since we started.
We want him back there or we want him dead ''.
`` We can get it if we dig '', he said patiently.
`` We -- we eloped '', Cappy said.
We collected `` lucky stones '' -- all the creamy translucent pebbles, worn smooth and round, that we could find in the driveway.
We enjoyed a paradoxical freedom when we were still too young for school.
We were forbidden to swing on the gates, lest they sag on their hinges in a poor-white-trash way, but we could stand on them, when they were latched, rest our chins on the top, and stare and stare, committing to memory, quite unintentionally, all the details that lay before our eyes.
We hear equally fervent concern over the belief that we have not enough generalists who can see the over-all picture and combine our national skills and knowledge for useful purposes.
We have proved so able to solve technological problems that to contend we cannot realize a universal goal in the immediate future is to be extremely shortsighted, if nothing else.
We must believe we have the ability to affect our own destinies: otherwise why try anything??
`` We were possessed by visions of a new civilization to come, very pure and elevated '', he has said, `` in fact some ideal form of socialism such as we had dreamed of since the war of 1914-1918 ''.
We experience a vague uneasiness about events, a suspicion that our political and economic institutions, like the genie in the bottle, have escaped confinement and that we have lost the power to recall them.
We face, indeed, what may be a turning point in history, and we must act decisively and wisely.
We were given a job and we carried it out, and later, his case was taken up by the Disciplinary Committee.
We were struck by the notable absence of banana skins and beer cans, but just so that we wouldn't go overboard on Greek refinement, perfection was side-stepped by a couple of braying portable radios.
We got Dr. Glenn to him as quickly as we could, and we wired Tom of Papa's desperate condition.

We and know
`` We know Penny spent some -- and Carmer must have dropped a few dollars getting that load on ''.
We don't know this guy ''.
We know that much is made of the multiplicity and ambiguity of the identities that cluster around the key symbol of the Jew.
We know that the Saxon Shore was a phenonenon of late Roman defensive policy ; ;
We also know that the Saxon Shore as reflected in the Notitia was created as a part of the Theodosian reorganization of Britain ( post A.D. 369 ).
We will know, and He will know, to whom it is rendered, what the birds would ask:
We out here don't see enough of the conference to know he is being abused.
`` We all know that Jake Camaret and the woman are brazenly living together.
We want to know when the Potlatches telephone exactly how many they are planning to bring, so that we won't end up with a splashing mob that looks like Coney Island in August.
We know now that a 15-degree differential in temperature is the maximum usually desirable, and accurate controls assure the comfort we want.
We know, too, that health is never harmed by summer cooling.
We didn't even know them till about a month after we moved -- at that time, they had called on us, after I met Fran at a PTA meeting, and had taken us in hand socially.
We want to know the number of people going to the mountains.
We know that in the C-plane both C and Af are analytic.
We now know that things rarely ever work out in such cut-and-dried fashion, and that car loadings, while perhaps interesting enough, are nevertheless not the magic formula that will always turn before stock prices turn.
We, ourselves, are always eager to know how others feel about us and the way in which we live.
We know that the number of radio and television impulses, sound waves, ultra-violet rays, etc., that may occupy the very same space, each solitary upon its own frequency, is infinite.
We know that actors can learn to portray a wide variety of character roles.
We have learned from earthquakes much of what we now know about the earth's interior, for they send waves through the earth which emerge with information about the materials through which they have traveled.
We do know that Morse left the house before nine o'clock.
`` We don't want to know whether he's dead, yet.
`` We won't know the full amount until we get a full report '', Wagner said.
We should not allow the image of an immanent end brought about indirectly by our own action in the continuing human struggle for a just endurable order of existence to blind us to the fact that in some measure accelerating the end of our lease may be one consequence among others of many other of mankind's thrusts toward we know not what future.

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