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Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to read more

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.

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For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste read more

For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.

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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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He that won't be counselled can't be helped.

He that won't be counselled can't be helped.

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Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the read more

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. - The Business of Life.

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The hardest part has been maintaining a small head -- remaining down to earth. So many people try to make read more

The hardest part has been maintaining a small head -- remaining down to earth. So many people try to make you more than you are. This business has changed a lot of good people and a lot of good families, and I don't want that to happen to me.

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Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people read more

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

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Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

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It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know.

It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know.

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