„Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.“

—  Malcolm Forbes, As quoted in Clean Your House & Everything In It (1982) by Eugenia Chapman and Jill C. Major, p. 100
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„Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
On Ezra Pound, as quoted in The New Republic (11 November 1936)

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„Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere.“

—  E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
Context: We received a letter from the Writers' War Board the other day asking for a statement on "The Meaning of Democracy." It is presumably our duty to comply with such a request, and it is certainly our pleasure. Surely the Board knows what democracy is. It is the line that forms on the right. It is the don't in don't shove. It is the hole in the stuffed shirt through which the sawdust slowly trickles, the dent in the high hat. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is the letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth. It is an idea which hasn't been disproved yet, a song the words of which have not gone bad. It's the mustard on the hot dog and the cream in the rationed coffee. Democracy is a request from a War Board, in the middle of the morning in the middle of a war, wanting to know what democracy is. The New Yorker (3 July 1943); reprinted as "Democracy" in The Wild Flag (1946)

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„Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015
As quoted in In God's Care : Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery (1991) by James Jennings and Karen Casey

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„Half a dozen slaps the time.“

—  António de Oliveira Salazar Prime Minister of Portugal 1889 - 1970
Quoted in The fascist Salazar: Salazar and national-syndicalism: the story of a conflict, 1932-1935 - page 90, of John Medina - Published by Livraria Bertrand, 1978 - 249 pages

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