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Antonio Gramsci
(1891-1937) born on
Jan 23
Italian intellectual, politician. He was a founder of the Italian Communist Party whose ideas still greatly influence Italian Communism.
         
   
F
Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work . . .

R
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
A
[E]very action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement.
N
[A]fter puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious. . . . Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late.
K
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 25 Aug. 1930, to his brother; in "Letters from Prison," no. 162, by Gramsci; tr. by Raymond Rosenthal, 1993.
R: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
A: Letter, 15 June 1931, to his mother; in "Letters from Prison," by Gramsci; tr. by Raymond Rosenthal, 1993.
N: Letter, 25 Aug. 1930, to his brother; in "Letters from Prison," by Gramsci; tr. by Raymond Rosenthal, 1993.
K: Letter, 19 Dec. 1929; in "Letters from Prison," by Gramsci; tr. by Raymond Rosenthal, 1993.
   


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