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    Will a guaranteed annual wage kill incentive among the poor? If a man is given a certain amount of security, won't he quit working? Exactly the same contention could be made about the sons of the wealthy who are left large fortunes. Yet the evidence suggests that, given economic freedom, people will generally choose to do that which interests them most. It is up to society to see that these interests are widened and that too requires investment.
    — Pierre Berton
    My best advice to writers is get yourself born in an interesting place.
    — Pierre Berton
    tags: advice 
     
    I only write books about dead people. They can't sue.
    — Pierre Berton
    tags: people  book  write 
     
    The more I see of the country, the less I feel I know about it. There is a saying that after five years in the north every man is an expert; after ten years, a novice.
    — Pierre Berton
    tags: men  saying  year 
     
    A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
    — Pierre Berton
    The nation is bound together by its creative artists and not by parallel lines of rusting steel.
    — Pierre Berton
    tags: creative  artist 
     
    Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
    — Pierre Berton
    tags: enemies  freedom  enemy  racism 
     
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