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Perhaps the most valuable result of al education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to read more

Perhaps the most valuable result of al education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

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Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

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It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.

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Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its read more

Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

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The object of the superior man is truth.

The object of the superior man is truth.

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A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be read more

A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.

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He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.

He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.

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Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

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Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active read more

Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.

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