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  •  Paging Robert Owen (4+ / 0-)

    Specifically, Robert Owen the Welsh social reformer, who said:

    All the world is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer
    That, of course, is "queer" in the 19th-century meaning of the term.
    •  My father's statement to me growing up.... (1+ / 0-)
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      when I'd whine, gripe and criticize other people:

      All the world is queer but me and thee, John, and sometimes thee is a little tetched.

      Robert Owen spent a good deal of his life in Indiana...his message obviously spread among Hoosier generations.

      Trivia:  His son, Richard Owen, taught at Indiana University and was later President of Purdue University.  Richard, a man steeped in science, was a hypochondriac and because he treated himself with formaldehyde (among many other 'medications' ) it was said that he embalmed himself.

      "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

      by 417els on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:45:40 PM PDT

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