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Daniel J. Boorstin
Librarian of Congress Emeritus

The menace to America today is the emphasis on what separates us rather than what brings us together.

The greatest obstacle to progress is not the absence of knowledge, but the illusion of knowledge.

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. The courage to believe is easy, with lots of respectable company, but I admire more the courage to doubt.

1989 - from "The Amateur Spirit", an essay published in Living Philosophies