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    Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in their attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth. The difference, therefore, does not operate in every sense, but it does in most of them. Even the most civilized peoples, in short, can be fired with passionate hatred for each other.

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To take an unequivocal stand, it seems to me, is of greater heuristic value and far more likely to stimulate read more

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It is nobler to convert souls, than to conquer kingdoms.

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He that seeketh to be eminent amongst able men hath a great task; but that is ever good for the read more

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Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

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This is the constitutional limitation of man's knowledge and interests, the fact that he cannot know more than a tiny read more

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No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart.

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Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live read more

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