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Emma Lazarus
July 22, 1849 - November 19, 1887
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

I am perfectly conscious that this contempt and hatred underlies the general tone of the community towards us, and yet when I even remotely hint at the fact that we are not a favorite people I am accused of stirring up strife and setting barriers between the two sects.


Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.


Until we are all free, we are none of us free.


Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt.


I am never going to write for the sake of writing.


The particular article ought in my opinion to be treated with absolute contempt. It is too vile to touch.


My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.


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