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 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “There is no morality by instinct. There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with whom you may and may not marry.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.”
 Katharine Fullerton Gerould - “One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.”
 Katherine F. Gerould - “Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.”
 Katherine F. Gerould - “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.”
 Katherine F. Gerould - “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.”
 Katherine F. Gerould - “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.”
 Katherine F. Gerould - “Civilization is merely an advance in taste accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.”