Political Status of Puerto Rico: Hearings Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 710, S. 711, and S. 712 ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989
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Stranica 480 - If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream — and not...
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