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Friday, September 6, 2013

Famous Quotations Explained by American High School Sophomores

"We are all already dying, and we will be dead a long, long, time." - Salvatore

Basically, this means you have to believe in yourself and keep trying no matter what, because you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

"Hell is other people." - Sartre

What this is trying to say is, you have to be nice and kind and always show respect.  The magic words are "please" and "thank" you.

"I don't know what weapons World War III will be fought with, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."  - Einstein

Basically what this quote means is that new things are being developed all the time, and technology really is amazing.  Like just last year, we finally got a flat screen tv.

"I'm quite deaf now.  Such a comfort." - Waugh

This is basically trying to say you should be grateful for what you have and always count your blessings.

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Acton

This basically means that you have to go for your dreams if you want to accomplish anything.  Don't be afraid to aim high, and it's amazing what you can accomplish.

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