The behavior of an individual is determined not by his racial affiliation, but by the character of his ancestry and his cultural environment.
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There is no fundamental difference in the ways of thinking of primitive and civilized man. A close connection between race and personality has never been established.
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My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom
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