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    Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by read more

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. - Mahfouz.

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The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

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Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

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A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

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Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.

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Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.

Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.

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A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.

A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.

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