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Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how read more

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.

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A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from read more

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.

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Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.

Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.

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Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story read more

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

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Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they read more

Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

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Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.

Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.

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When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting read more

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

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Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.

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To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.

To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.

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