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“The only reason I imagine students stop cheating is because they’re being trusted,” Don McCabe, who studies trends in academic dishonesty.

“Don’t pretend there’s going to be a ‘Goldilocks’ option where you accomplish your goals without costs or consequences,” Philip Gordon, a foreign-policy expert.

“Anyone who really thinks they can give you a straight answer doesn’t understand how crazy the situation really is,” John Sununu, a former governor of New Hampshire, on potential Republican candidates for vice president of the U.S.

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)