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'You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.'


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'Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.'


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'Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.'


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'There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect it bids a man to ponder or create and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.'


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'There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect it bids a man to ponder or create and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.'


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'The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.'


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'What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?'


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'The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.'


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'A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.'

 

 

 

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