Emma Lazarus, American Poet ( July 22, 1849 - November 19, 1887 )

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My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.~Emma Lazarus

Curiosity My Own Interest

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

Tired Me Free

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

I Am Writing Never

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.~Emma Lazarus

Community I Am People

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

Opinion Touch Absolute

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.~Emma Lazarus

Free Until Us

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

Language Nationality Jews