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Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen's Fairy Tales


by Andersen, Hans Christian

Andersen's Fairy Tales Memory and The Past Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Tale Title.Paragraph)

Quote #10

Great-grandfather was such a kind and intelligent old man, we all admired him… "Old times were good times," he would say. "Life was more leisurely and you knew what to expect. Now everything has to move so fast—at a gallop—and values have been turned upside down." (Great-Grandfather.1)

There'll always be people who say, "Blah, blah, blah, the past was so great, blah." Chances are, though, these are the same people who would benefit from maintaining the old systems of government and social class. Think about it.

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