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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be read more

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Beryl Coronet".

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For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the read more

For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

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Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.

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For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.

For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.

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I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have read more

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.

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Count your age with friends but not with years.

Count your age with friends but not with years.

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Never practice two vices at once.

Never practice two vices at once.

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

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If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard read more

If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.

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